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Mountain Secure Systems offers the most cost-effective, ruggedized solution for converting a Fibre Channel interface to SATA in a standard 3.5” Form Factor

Andes Fibre Channel to SATAMountain Secure Systems (MSS) offers the most cost-effective solution in the marketplace to extend the life of legacy systems that utilize Fibre Channel interfaces with its drop-in replacement conversion sled. The conversion sled mimics a 3.5” Fibre Channel 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 Andes Series 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 more details at 888.884.9344.

Andes Series Fibre Channel Conversion to SATA Key Features

Supported Drive Type (Internal) 2.5” SATA-II Solid State Drive (SSD) or Rotating Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Interface Front End Dual Port, Fibre Channel 4, 2, and 1 Gb/s Full Duplex Operation, L/N Port, Private/Public Loop Support, Class 3, Hard and Soft Addressing
Interface Backend One SATA Port with Auto-Speed Negotiation, 3 and 1.5Gb/s,
SATA-II Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Features Embedded CPU (~175 MIPs), Variable Size Sectors, SFF-8045, 128
Command SCSI Queue Space, Third Party Data Verification (Write and Verify)
Diagnostics Serial Console Debugger Interface

Andes Series Fibre Channel Conversion to SATA Performance Specifications

Transfer Rate
1, 2, or 4Gb/s Fibre Channel
Capacity Any Commercially available 2.5'' SATA-II Capacity
Parameter Min Typical Max Unit
Voltage Input 4.75/330 5.00/480 5.25/650 VDC/MA
Voltage Input 11.40/2 12.00/2.1 12.60/2.3 VDC/MA

Andes Series Fibre Channel Conversion to SATA 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)
MIL-STD-810 50G @11ms (SSD)
Vibration (Grms) RTCA/DO-160 16 Grms Random 10 to 2,000Hz (SSD)
MIL-STD-810 16 Grms Random 10 to 2,000Hz (SSD)
Humidity 5% to 95% Non-Condensing
Attitude Any
Altitude (Feet) -1,000 to 80,000

Andes Series Fibre Channel Conversion to SATA Physical Specifications

Dimensions   (W x H x D) 4.00'' x 1.00'' x 5.37''
Weight (Range)* Sled Only 1.3 lbs (590 g) to 1.67 lbs (757 g)
Sled & 2.5'' Drive 1.5 lbs (680 g) to 1.85 lbs (839 g)

*Configurable to match replaced 3.5'' drive ± .02 lbs (±10g)

Andes Series Fibre Channel Conversion to SATA Configuration Example

DOWNLOAD Andes Fibre Channel Configuration Example

Andes Fibre Channel Convertsion Example

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Andes Fibre Channel Interface to SATA Conversion


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