impression of Waitan's rugged SSDs|
by Zsolt Kerekes
- editor, StorageSearch.com
|The first time I read
about Waitan's secure SSDs - the thing which grabbed my attention as being
different was their management options for
fast secure erase / purge.
Everyone in the market does fast / secure erase (that's almost a
requirement for this class of rugged SSD) and since
SSD companies have introduced various types of autonomous data destruction
mode of operation which have been initiated by a remote signal (or the lack of
The problem with such autonomous self destruct schemes in those
earlier pioneering products was they were single mode initiated
triggers which were vulnerable to false positives. And that's why they never
When I read these words in Waitan's press
"the remote controlled secure erase and
self-destruction function can be executed via satellite communications, cellular
communications, Wi-Fi communications, or combinations of 2 or more of these
I recognized that some thought had gone into the
usability aspects of this function.
Aha! - I thought. There may be much
more to this company even though they are a news company which I haven't heard
You'l find some of what I found in my
profile page for Waitan,
and more on their web site and much more by talking to them.
/ overview of StellaHunter SSDs|
|The StellaHunter series rugged SSDs are based on Waitan's proprietary
military grade NAND flash management algorithms and Waitan designed ASIC based
SSD controller. |
Features include AES-256 bit hardware based
on-the-fly encryption, on-board UPS, and ATA command based military secure erase
Capacity is up to 4TB (April 2015) in 2.5" SATA 3 (6.0
Gbps) form factor.
Operating temperatures supported
- -40 to +85°C - in high capacity MLC models with upto 510MB/s R/W
- -40 to +95°C - in high capacity SLC models with upto 510MB/s R/W
- -55 to +125°C - is also offered in lower speed R/W models
- 2.5", 1.8", half slim ( MO-297A), mSATA ( MO-300B), M.2, NVMe
8639, CompactFlash, and 3.5"