Military & Aerospace

Solid State Disks Ltd

Dependable Data Storage Solutions

Demanding applications within military and aerospace push electronics to the limits of their performance.

The data storage drives currently used in military and aerospace systems have been proven through extensive tests and certification before entering active service several years or even decades ago.

At the heart of which these drives will be commercial products/parts – that have either been ruggedised or protected for use in mil-aero applications – which are now obsolete. This, along with failing reliability, is creating considerable maintenance challenges in sectors in which availability and durability are essential.

Our solid-state emulators (with their industrial grade memory ICs) can be used to replace a variety of legacy data storage drives. They are swap-in replacements and have already been proven in several mil-aero applications.

Wide Range

We have more than 60 swap-in modern replacements for legacy drives that have either internal magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs) or use removable media such as magnetic tapes or disks, or optical media.

Our replacements employ latest technology solid-state memory and, other than switching over to our hardware, you need make no other changes to your system or its software.

We can also duplicate your existing data so that the switchover is seamless. Your system interfaces with your new and highly reliable drive as if it’s always been there. Plus, there are some amazing optional features.

You can find your ideal emulator by using our product selector.

And if none of our 60-plus solutions meet your requirements, we offer a full turnkey solution.

We can also reverse engineer old storage devices for which the original design information is no longer available.

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Touchless Removable®

Where legacy drives use removable media such as tapes or floppy or optical disks, our emulator replacements use Compact Flash (CF) memory cards. These cards can be treated in the same way as the old media, i.e., removed and replaced as desired.

However, all our emulator replacements for such drives are available with an ethernet port, enabling them to be accessed via your local area network (LAN).

This allows you to:

  • Copy/backup CF card images to other devices on your network.
  • Restore an earlier CF card image to your local drive.
  • Connect remotely for any other drive maintenance issues.

Adding a drive to your network is simply a case of ‘plug & play’, and a major benefit of using Touchless Removable is that you can greatly reduce the need to physically access your drive.



Project & Obsolescence Management

Replacing a legacy drive often involves more than swapping hardware. Ideally, the replacement should be timed to coincide with scheduled maintenance. Also, there might be safety and compliance issues with which to contend.

We can produce and manage the project to synchronise drive replacement to meet your business goals.

By engaging with us early we can determine when your legacy drive will be nearing its end-of-life and schedule its replacement so that your operations experience minimal disruption.

Also, once your new drive is in place, we can manage any obsolescence issues it might face, and can guarantee the availability of functionally equivalent devices.

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Maintaining Lease

You can contain costs and avoid capital purchases entirely under our Maintaining Lease service.

The cost of repairs, software updates and provision of compatible products (in the event of obsolescence) can be covered for up to seven years.

Our service is available as a full maintaining lease or a maintenance lease for the solution that best meets your business needs.

Or, to put it another way, any data storage device is a ‘means to an end’. You are primarily interested in having the ability to store and access data reliably and securely. Accordingly, let us take care of providing the ‘means’ so that you can focus on your operations.

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Host Systems Supported

We offer high-reliability solid-state replacement SCSI drives for the following systems:

AED 6200LS / AED 6200LD Disk Systems
Bering OptiPac System (with 7698N MO drive)
CAE F717 Aero Simulator
DEC StorageWorks
E3 AWACS Removable Media Assembly (RMA)
F-16 Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) Life Extension
Harris 1000 Series
Harris 100 (with Vulcan OS) Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
Harris NightHawk NH-5800 Simulator
Harris 4822 NightHawk 1000 & 4000 Simulators
HP1000 (with RTE-6/VM OS)
IBM AS400 and RS6000 Computers
IBM 590, 595 and 43P Servers
IBM 7013-590 (with AIX 4.3 OS) Computing System
Intel Intellec MDS-800 Test Equipment
Intel RMX NODE-N for Radar System
Parametric Surveillance System FG type MEKO Hydra Class (MEKO 200HN)
Reflectone (CAE) Flight Safety (Turbo Prop FFS) Simulator
Raytheon Condor ATC BI6 / ATC BI6M / ASR11 Radar System
Thales C90 (7576) Motorola Simulator
Thales / CAE 737-700C Simulator (with Gould / Encore computer system)
Thales / CAE 737 Simulator (with Gould / Encore 32/27 computer system)
Other Examples

Not Found What You Are Looking For?

Our CF2SCSI™ SCSIFlash™ drive can be programmed to replicate the behaviour of the data storage drive in any system.

We also offer a full custom service.

Contact our specialists to discuss your requirements. We’re here to help.