Ideal for defense and aerospace applications, the high-performance, rugged and security feature rich HRS-S3 SSD is a true industrial grade storage solution for "non-compromise" applications.

Gilbert, AZ, June 9, 2015 - SMART High Reliability Solutions ("SMART HRS"), a provider of current and next-generation solid-state storage solutions specializing in ruggedized, 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, which has been successfully sampling with key customers, is now available in volume quantities to qualified customers. As the latest in a robust line of products from SMART HRS that emphasizes the company's exclusive focus on solid-state storage solutions, the HRS-S3 is ideal for industrial temperature applications.

Building on the accomplishments of SMART HRS's long line of SSD products for the defense industry, the HRS-S3 SSD delivers performance metrics of 500MB/s sequential read and 400MB/s sequential write speeds while delivering 35K IOPS and 20K IOPS respectively during random operation. Using highly reliable single-level-cell (SLC) NAND Flash, the HRS-S3 is available in capacities ranging from 120 to 960GB.

On top of a greater than 10 year data retention at 25 degrees Celsius, SMART HRS has incorporated a host of reliability features into the HRS-S3 starting with a backup power circuit comprised of high-reliability capacitors. These capacitors 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 complementary levels of data security. First, the Secure Data Elimination Technology (SDET) functionality supports all of the major NSA and DOD sanitization algorithms, as well as IRIG while SDET makes it possible to completely erase and sanitize every block of 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 Flash array in less than 10 seconds.

"Due to application requirements, our customer engineering teams are always pushing the limits of designed-in solutions within their products. Whether it be performance, security or environmental based requirements, their products must always function at the highest levels," said Michael Guzzo, General Manager of SMART HRS. "We're excited to offer customers the new HRS-S3 which combines the higher performance, ruggedness and security that our defense and industrial customers require, with the logistical and technical support that SMART customers have grown to rely on over the years."

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.

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About SMART High Reliability Solutions
SMART High Reliability Solutions is a provider of current and next-generation ruggedized, high-performance and high-capacity solid-state storage solutions. Leveraging its deep expertise in Flash and in 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 for more information.

About SMART Global Holdings
The SMART family of companies are global leaders in specialty memory and storage 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. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and supply, the SMART companies have developed a comprehensive product line comprised of DRAM and Flash memory technologies across various form factors. 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 for more information

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