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Cascade Rugged, Removable Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drives Series Performance Specifications

CascadeDrawing upon decades of ruggedizing expertise, Mountain Secure Systems (MSS)modifies 3.5” commercial 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 drives 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.

  MAGNETIC HARD DRIVE SOLID STATE DRIVE
Capacity Up to 3TB Up to 256GB (SLC), 1TB (MLC)
Drive Interface SATA, SAS, SCSI or Fibre Channel SATA, SAS, SCSI or
Fibre Channel
Voltage +5 & +12 Vdc (+/-5%) +5 & +12 Vdc (+/-5%)
Temperature (°C)

Operating Commercial
Operating Extended
Non-Operating

0 to +60
-40 to +60*
-40 to +60
-20 to +55
-40 to +85
-55 to +95
Shock (Gs) MIL-STD-810F Operating
RTCA/DO-160D
Non-Operating

35 @ 11ms**

60 @ 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

Cascade Rugged, Removable Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drives Series Physical Specifications

Dimensions Drive 1.52”H x 4.2”W x 6.5”D
Standard Docking Bay 1.625”H x 5.75”W x 7.5”D
Isolation, Docking Bay Multiple Configurations Available
Weight Drive ~3.3 lbs.
Docking Bay ~1.3 lbs. Depending on Configuration
Power Requirements* See Interface Specification See Interface Specification
Available Heaters +12 VDC
For Extended Temperature Operation +28

*Power requirements increase with addition of optional heater

Cascade Rugged, Removable Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drives Series Features:

• Available in multiple interfaces (SATA, SCSI, FC, SAS)
• Military interfaces also available, including high-insertion, cycle-rated connectors
• Environmentally sealed enclosure to protect against high altitude, rapid decompression, humidity, dust, salt fog, and condensation
• Optional heaters for extended low-temperature operation
• Multiple and customizable isolation system configurations available for extended shock and vibration operation
• Removable for off-site downloading, storage, and quick vehicle turnaround
• Also available in hard-mounted, non-removable configurations
• Optional, non-rugged desktop and rack-mounted docking bays available for downloading

Cascade Rugged, Removable Solid State and Magnetic Hard Drives Series Available Configurations:

• Single-bay, rugged, with multiple and customizable isolation configurations for extended shock and vibration
• Single-bay, non-rugged, standard 5.25” half height form factor
• Desktop unit, including power supply, for off-vehicle downloading
• 19” 5u Rugged 8-bay JBOD/RAID
• 19” 2u rack mountable 2 bay chassis. Both isolated and non-rugged configurations available
• 19” 1u rack mountable 2 bay non-rugged chassis

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