With high-performance, ruggedness and security features,
the highly reliable HRS-S3 SSD is ideal for defense and aerospace applications.

Gilbert, AZ, October 21, 2014 - SMART High Reliability Solutions ("SMART HRS"), a provider of current and next-generation solid-state storage solutions specializing in high-performance and high-capacity solid-state drives ("SSDs") for defense, aerospace and industrial markets, today announced its HRS-S3 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD for industrial temperature applications. The HRS-S3 is the latest in a robust line of products from SMART HRS that emphasizes its exclusive focus on solid-state storage solutions.

Building on the success of SMART's long line of SSD products for the defense industry, the HRS-S3 SSD delivers performance metrics of 400MB/s sequential read and 300MB/s sequential write speeds. Using highly reliable single-level-cell (SLC) NAND flash, the HRS-S3 is available in capacities ranging from 60 to 960GB.

A host of reliability features are built into the HRS-S3 starting with a backup power circuit comprised of high-reliability capacitors which prevent data loss in the event of unplanned power interruptions. The error correction capability of the HRS-S3 allows it to correct up to 28 bits for every 1024 bytes, and end-to-end cyclic redundancy check (CRC) protection guards against data corruption along the entire data path, delivering an uncorrectable bit error rate (UBER) of 1x10-17.

The new HRS-S3 SSD offers customers two separate and complimentary levels of data security. First, the Secure Data Elimination Technology (SDET) functionality supports all the major NSA and DOD sanitization algorithms, as well as IRIG; SDET makes it possible to completely erase and sanitize every block of NAND flash in a compliant fashion. Second, all user data stored on the HRS-S3 SSD is automatically encrypted with AES 256-bit encryption. When the two are combined in the HRS-S3, SDET deletes the encryption key in less than 1 second, and then erases the entire NAND flash array in less than 10 seconds.

"With the HRS-S3, our engineering team has extended our growing line of products for the defense and industrial markets," said Michael Guzzo, General Manager of SMART HRS. "The new HRS-S3 combines the higher performance, ruggedness and security our defense customers require, with the logistical and technical support that SMART is known for around the world."

Designed and tested per MIL-STD-810 to operate in high shock and vibration applications at industrial operating temperatures of -40°C to +85°C, the HRS-S3 is also certified for operation at altitudes up to 80,000 ft.

SMART HRS will showcase the HRS-S3 solid-state storage solution along with the rest of its industrial and defense SSD product portfolio during the International Telemetering Conference and Exhibition at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, CA, booth #200 from October 21 through 23, 2014. For additional information on the new HRS-S3 SSD and other solid-state storage products from SMART HRS, visit www.smartH.com.

About SMART High Reliability Solutions
SMART High Reliability Solutions is a provider of current and next-generation ruggedized and defense solid-state storage solutions. Leveraging its deep expertise in Flash and defense storage technology, SMART HRS combines leading-edge, defense focused design with proven world-class support, to deliver high quality and high reliability solutions to a focused customer base, primarily ruggedized and defense OEMs. SMART High Reliability Solutions is part of the SMART Global Holdings family of global companies. See www.smartH.com for more information.

About SMART Global Holdings
The SMART family of companies are global leaders in specialty memory solutions serving the electronics industry for over 25 years. Focused on providing extensive customer-specific design capabilities, technical support and value-added testing services, the SMART companies collaborate closely with their global OEM customers throughout their design process and across multiple projects to create memory solutions for demanding applications with differentiated requirements. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 25 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and supply, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive product line comprised of DRAM and Flash memory technologies across various form factors. SMART High Reliability Solutions offers high-performance, high-capacity solid state drives ("SSDs") for defense, aerospace and industrial automation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in supply-chain management, international logistics and asset management worldwide. See www.smartm.com for more information

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Lionel Fernandez
Manager, Marketing Communications
SMART High Reliability Solutions
(510) 624-8291