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Western Digital WD SiliconDrive® A100 WD SiliconDrive® A100 are 2.5" SATA SLC drives which have low power consumption and best-in-class reliability.

These hot swappable drives have high tolerance to shock and vibration (MIL-STD-810F) and have secure erase to protect sensitive data.

The SiliconDrive® A100 carries on the tradition and values for high reliability and predictable life in embedded applications which started more than 8 years ago with the original SiliconDrive. They are designed for markets which need a long service life such as:- industrial automation, military, transportation, telecom and networking infrastructure, medical, video surveillance and interactive kiosks.
  • capacity options:- 8GB to 128GB (SLC)
  • R/W speeds upto 240 / 210 MB/s respectively
  • sudden power loss protection: - PowerArmor® is a patented technology deployed in thousands of OEM applications globally which is field proven to eliminate the number #1 cause of storage system field failures - drive corruption from an ungraceful power-down, brownout, power spike or unstable voltage level.
  • UBER:- <1 in 1015
  • power consumption:- 0.5W (idle) / 0.9W (average active)

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