The 3U Flash Storage Module 2 (FSM-2) provides 2 TB of rugged, removable storage with the assurance of FIPS 140-2 validation.
- 4 x internal solid state SATA drives
- FIPS 140-2 Validated Encryption
- Easy removal, no wedge locks
- 100K insertion cycle connector
- 4 x front panel indicators
- 3 x AES-256 key zeroize methods
- Direct attached storage for embedded computers
- Transportable rugged storage
- Protection of Data-at-rest (DAR)
- Quick data off-load to ground station
- Moving map upload to vehicle
FSM-2: 3U 2 TB Flash Storage Module with FIPS 140-2
Curtiss-Wright’s Flash Storage Module 2 (FSM-2) provides 2 TB of rugged, removable storage with a 100K insertion connector that supports long program life. In a 1” pitch 3U format, the FSM-2 is a TRL level 9 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) storage solution that can lower schedule and technical risk for deployed storage applications. The data-at-rest (DAR) is protected by encryption that has been FIPS 140-2 validated after rigorous scrutiny.
The FSM-2 provides direct-attached SATA storage for embedded computers in 3U architectures without the need to worry about drivers, operating systems, or processor types. If the processor supports SATA, then the FSM-2 can store the data on the four SATA solid state drives (SSD) housed inside. An FSM-2 can be embedded into mission computers, sensor processors, mission recorders, instrumentation recorders, and network file servers (like Curtiss-Wright’s Compact Network Storage 2-Slot with Fibre Channel Compact Network Storage (CNS2-FC) product). With industrial temperature MLC NAND Flash, the FSM-2 meets the demands of the most rugged, deployed applications.
The 3U form factor is extremely popular for size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained, deployed systems. With a wide set of 3U COTS products like chassis, single board computers, and digital signal processors available, the FSM-2 supplements these systems with encrypted direct-attached storage. With an FSM-2 in the 3U chassis, one processor can use all four available disks. Alternatively, four processors can each use one of the FSM-2 disks which means that each processor does not have to have its own storage thus reducing system SWaP. With the unique feature of FIPS 140-2 validated encryption, the FSM-2 protects sensitive data in deployed systems. With 100K insertion connector, the encrypted DAR can be safely removed and taken to a ground station for post mission analysis for many years of deployment