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Cost-Effective, Ruggedzied Solutions for Interface Conversions: SCSI to SATA

Andes Fibre Channel Conversion SCSI Interface to SATAMSS offers the most cost-effective solution in the marketplace to extend the life of legacy systems that utilize SCSI interfaces with its drop-in replacement conversion sled. The conversion sled mimics a 3.5” SCSI (50, 68 and 80-pin) HD or SSD by integrating a standard, commercially-available 2.5” SATA HD or SSD into a 3.5” standard form factor package. Almost any drive can be selected to best meet program requirements including considerations of HD vs. SSD, capacity, price point, environment, speed, endurance, and Single Level Cell (SLC) vs. Multi-Level Cell (MLC) This convenient solution reduces the effort of locating replacement end-of-life (EOL) drives, which may or may not be available, and helps avoid the high cost of redesigning and re-qualifying the architecture of the system to utilize modern interfaces.

All MSS conversion sleds are designed and manufactured to meet AS9100 configuration control standards and are fully-functional tested to the customer’s environmental requirements prior to delivery. Demo units available. Please contact us for details at 888.884.9344.

Andes Rugged, SCSI Interface to SATA Series
Environmental Specifications

Temperature (°C)

Operating Commercial


DO-160 MIL-STD-810
0 to +55 -15 to +70 -40 to +85
Non-Operating -45 to +90
Shock (Gs) RTCA/DO-160

50G @11ms (SSD)
Vibration (Gs) RTCA/DO-160
  16 Grms random 10 to 2,000hz
Humidity 5% to 95% Non-Condensing
Attitude Any
Altitude (Feet) -1,000 to 80,000

Andes Rugged, SCSI Interface to SATA Series
Performance Specifications

Supported Drive Type (Internal)
2.5” SATA-II Solid State Drive (SSD) or Rotating Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Interface Sealed Drive
Isolation, Docking Bay or Mounting
~0.55 lbs.
Multiple Configurations Available
Transfer Rate Ultra SCSI Narrow (50 pin)
SCSI Ultra 320 (68 and 80 Pin)
Capacity Any commercially available 2.5” SATA-II capacity

Andes Rugged, SCSI Interface to SATA Series
Physical Specifications

(W x H x D) 4.00'' x 1.01'' x 5.74''
Power Requirements +12VDC (HDD Use Only)
+5VDC ± 5%*
Idle: 500mA*
Active: 550mA*
Weight (Range)** Sled Only 1.0 lbs (454 g) to 1.67 lbs (757 g)
Weight (Range)** Sled & 2.5'' Drive 1.2 lbs (544 g) to 1.85 lbs (839 g)

*Values are for conversion sled only. **Configurable to match replaced 3.5'' drive ± .02 lbs (±10g)

Key Benefits of Mountain Secure Systems Conversion Solutions:

• The most cost-effective, ruggedized solution in the marketplace for converting SCSI to SATA in a standard 3.5” Form Factor
• Easy-to-use, drop-in replacement
• Firmware can be customized to a customer’s specific application
• Avoid the high cost of redesigning and re-qualifying system architecture to a modern interface
• Nobody understands ruggedizing electronics better than MSS.
• We are always open to utilizing your drive choice or recommending the proper drive for your application. Selected drive performance is dependent on OEM specification.

Demo units available. To order yours, call us at 888.884.9344, or complete the Contact Us Form.

Andes Rugged, SCSI Interface to SATA Series Available Configurations:

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Ultra SCSI Narrow

Andes Rugged, SCSI Interface to SATA Series Available Configurations:

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SCSI Ultra 320

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