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ATP Announces Tough Velocity SI-Lite Industrial SSDs

ATP is bringing a new SSD to the market. Even though it is "new," it is rather different from the current offerings on the market.

The Velocity SI-Lite is not a consumer grade device, but rather an industrial grade unit. Therefore, it is not intended to be the highest-performing SSD, but rather a more durable, tough SSD.

Sequential read speeds sit at 181 MB/s, with write speeds able to reach up to 133 MB/s. 4K Random read IOPS sit at 2700, and the SSD runs over a SATA2 interface. Regarding reliability, the SSD is made with not MLC, but rather the more reliable (and expensive) SLC flash memory. This is paired with ECC technology to ensure full data integrity. It also has operating temperatures between -40 °C and 85 °C.

ATP has also equipped the SSD with NSA and DOD compliant SecureErase and Quick SecureErase systems.  

There was no word on when the SSD would come out or what it would cost, though when a  manufacturer mentions a lower total cost of ownership, it usually means that the product itself is quite pricy. The Velocity SI-Lite SSDs will come in capacities ranging from 4 GB to 64 GB.