M-Systems Unveils Fastest Flash Disk with 100MB/s FFD 2.5 Ultra ATA

3/11/2004 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) released a new solid-state flash disk with Ultra ATA interface in a 2.5" disk casing up to 90GBytes.

The FFD 2.5" Ultra ATA is an ATA-6 flash disk with an interface speed of 100MB/s, supporting Ultra DMA 5 transfer mode. The Ultra ATA complies with the MIL-STD 810F and NEBS level-3 standards and is capable of operating at high altitudes, through extreme shocks and vibrations and at high temperatures common in industrial applications.

Designed to provide top data integrity for such applications as military, aerospace, telecommunication and video servers, the Ultra ATA incorporates M-Systems' TrueFFS® flash management system, wear leveling and bad-block managements with endurance of 5,000,000 write/erase cycles. To support data security requirements, the FFD 2.5" Ultra ATA incorporates fast security erase and sanitize (purge) features complying with security guidance from the Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M), National Security Agency (NSA 130-2), US Air Force (AFSSI 5020), US Army (380-19) and the US Navy (Navso 5239).

"The FFD 2.5" Ultra ATA provides five times the performance of the FFD IDE Plus and is designed for applications that need the fastest read write rates such as video recording," said Ofer Tsur, M-Systems' marketing manager for FFD products. "The ability to offer higher capacities in slimmer casing makes the FFD Ultra ATA an ideal solution for rugged laptops, tactical computers and other demanding applications."

M-Systems' IDE and SCSI product line are state-of-the-art solid-state flash disks, which are designed as drop-in replacements for 3.5" and 2.5" ATA and SCSI mechanical hard disks.

M-Systems' FFD 2.5" Ultra ATA product line up to 90GB is available now. Please contact your M-Systems representative for purchase information.

About M-Systems' Other IDE/SCSI Flash Disk Products
M-Systems offers a complete line of solid-state flash disk products in 2.5-inch ATA and Ultra ATA, 2.5-inch Narrow SCSI, 3.5-inch Narrow SCSI, and 3.5-inch Ultra-Wide SCSI form factors. For more information, please visit the FFD section of M-Systems' web site at www.m-systems.com/rugged.

About M-Systems
M-Systems designs, develops and markets innovative flash data storage solutions for digital consumer electronics markets. M-Systems primarily targets two fast-growing digital consumer electronics markets: the USB (universal serial bus) flash drive market with its DiskOnKey product and the multimedia mobile handset market with its Mobile DiskOnChip products. For more information, please contact M-Systems through the web site located on the Internet at www.m-systems.com.

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