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Alp Rugged, Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drives Series
Performance Specifications

Alp Solid State Magnetic Hard DrivesDrawing upon decades of ruggedizing expertise, Mountain Secure Systems (MSS) modifies 2.5” commercial solid state and magnetic drives to meet the rugged demands of military and aerospace applications. The process involves incorporating sealed enclosures, active heaters, forced air cooling, isolation systems, EMI/EMC shielding, extended temperature range control firmware and conformal coating – all to ensure that our rugged products perform flawlessly and outlast the harshest environments.

By listening to our customers and staying on top of industry developments, MSS provides engineering expertise and COTS storage products that operate from the crushing depths of the oceans to the weightlessness of outer space.

Capacity Up to 750GB Up to 256GB (SLC), 1TB (MLC)
Drive Interface SATA 3.0 or 6 Gb/sec SAS SATA 3.0 or 6 Gb/sec SAS
Voltage +5V(+/-5%) +5V(+/-5%)
Temperature (°C)

Operating Commercial
Operating Extended

0 to +55
-40 to +60*
-40 to +60
-20 to +55
-40 to +85
-55 to +95
Shock (Gs) MIL-STD-810F Operating

25 @ 11ms**

30 @ 11ms**

50 @ 11ms
Vibration (Gs) MIL-STD-810F, RTCA/DO-160D Custom profiles up
to 8 Grms**
16 Grms random 10
to 2,000hz
Humidity 0% to 100% 0% to 100%
Attitude Any Any
Altitude 0 to +85,000 0 to +85,000

*Requires addition of optional heater
**When mounted in appropriate MSS isolation system tuned to your system

Alp Rugged, Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drive Series
Physical Specifications

Dimensions Sealed Drive
Isolation, Docking Bay or Mounting
.625”H x 3.125”W x 4.7”D
Multiple Configurations Available
Weight Sealed Drive
Isolation, Docking Bay or Mounting
~0.55 lbs.
Multiple Configurations Available
Power Requirements* Available Heaters
(For Extended Temperature Operation)
+5 VDC
+12 VDC

*Power requirements increase with addition of optional heater

Alp Rugged, Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drive Series

• Highly customizable to customer specifications
• Available in multiple interfaces (SATA, SAS, USB)
• Environmentally sealed enclosure to protect against high altitude, rapid decompression, EMI, humidity, dust,salt fog and condensation
• Optional heaters for extended low-temperature operation
• Cooling options include wedge locks for conductive paths, as well as liquid or forced air chassis
• Multiple isolation and mounting system configurations available for extended shock and vibration operation of rotating memory
• Removable options available for off-site downloading, storage and quick vehicle turnaround
• Solid state drive options include extended temperature range, secure erase, destructive erase, and/or power protection as required by customer specification

Alp Rugged, Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drive Series
Available Configurations:

• Multiple isolated and hard mounted, or removable options available
• Dual drive removable 6u VME
• NAS and liquid cooled data recorders
• Removable cPCI
• 8-bay removable rack
• Configurable to 3.5” standard form factor drive replacement utilizing SATA to SCSI or SATA to fibre channel conversion technology

Alp Rugged, Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drive Series


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