APRO Release Industrial 1.8¡¨ Slim Lite SATA II SSD & 1.8¡¨ Rugged Metal SATA II SSD
(BON Series supports Fast Erase & Secure Erase)

Taipei, Taiwan ¡V Wednesday, Dec. 1st, 2010, APRO, the pioneer of NAND flash storages for various industrial, mission-critical & military applications, have announced two new HERMES Series SSDs---1.8¡¨ Slim Lite SATA II SSD compact module corresponding with JEDEC specification and small-sized 1.8¡¨ Rugged Metal SATA II SSD. Along with the progress of IT, electronic products are developing toward minimization and tablet technology. APRO 1.8¡¨ Slim Lite SATA II SSD and 1.8 Rugged Metal SATA II SSD can assist users to meet space-saving, thickness-reducing and height-lowering requirements; moreover, based on the years of striving in industrial applications, APRO are aware that some critical applications require a safe storage media, from which the data is quickly and completely erased and is unable to retrieved by certain software, to avoid the removed classified documents or confidential information being disclosed in malice. Therefore, APRO listened to our customers, supporting Fast Erase and Secure Erase in these two new products to offer an optimal solution.

Newly released 1.8¡¨ Slim Lite SATA II SSD is designed for the specification of JEDEC: MO -297A ; 1.8¡¨ SATA II SSD meets SATA 1.0a and 2.6 specification compliance. For both new 1.8¡¨ SATA II SSDs, APRO offer SLC and MLC solution, available for Standard Temperature range from 0¢XC to + 70¢XC as well as for Industrial Temperature Range from -40¢XC to + 85¢XC . Also, APRO 1.8¡¨ SATA II SSD can collocate with rugged metal to satisfy diversity of requirement from embedded computing applications. APRO 1.8¡¨ SATA II SSD and 1.8¡¨ Slim Lite SATA II SSD aim at the market of critical portable merchants and tablet applications, such as tablet PCs, Rugged Notebooks, military portable devices, embedding computing and etc.

APRO have been long focusing on Industrial Flash Applications, and as one of the leading brand in America and Europe markets, we have established well-appointed product lines, strict QC procedure and instant technical consultative supports, gaining the trust from high-tech electronic companies of industrial applications world widely. In the future, APRO will not only persist in rigorous QC procedure and prompt customer supports as we always do, but develop diversity of products to provide our customers with extensive solutions in order to meet thorough demands.

More information about APRO please visit : http://www.apro-tw.com

The Comparison Table between HERMES & BON Series
1.8¡¨ Slim Lite SATA II SSD & 1.8" Rugged Metal SATA II SSD

1.8" Slim Lite SATA II SSD
1.8" Rugged Metal SATA II SSD
Flash Technology
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
SATA 1.0a & SATA 2.6 specification
Rugged Metal 1.8" Casing
Dimension (WxLxH)
54.00 x 40.10 x 5.45 (mm)
69.80 x 59.90 x 9.50 (mm)
Weight (Net)
15 g / 0.53 oz
56 g / 1.94 oz
Host Interface
Standard SATA 7 pins (data) + 15 pins (power)
Data Transfer Rate
Serial ATA Gen-I (1.5 Gbits) & Gen-II (3.0 Gbits)
Flash Type
Sequential Read (Max.)
106.3 MB/sec
97.9 MB/sec
184.2 MB/sec
172.0 MB/sec
Sequential Write (Max.)
100.4 MB/sec
54.5 MB/sec
153.3 MB/sec
98.5 MB/sec
Random Access Time
0.2 ms
0.2 ms
0.2 ms
0.2 ms
Power Requirement
5.0V ¡Ó10%
Reading Mode
230mA (Max.)
220mA (Max.)
280mA (Max.)
290mA (Max.)
Writing Mode
270mA (Max.)
290mA (Max.)
340mA (Max.)
420mA (Max.)
Sleeping Mode
160mA (Max.)
150mA (Max.)
150mA (Max.)
160mA (Max.)
Operating temp.

STD. 0oC ~ +70oC / IND. -40oC ~ +85oC
MLC SSD with conformal coating supports
wide temperature -40oC ~ +85oC

Non-operating temp.
STD. -20oC ~ +80oC / IND. -50oC ~ +95oC
MLC SSD with conformal coating supports
wide temperature -50oC ~ +95oC
Static wear-leveling algorithms
8 bits or 15 bits per 512bytes block
Specification Download
Special Functionality

Hardware ¡V Fast erase the media data by hardware trigger

Software -
1) Fast erase the media data by ATA command vender code
2) Secure erase the media data by ATA command vender code

Sanitization Procedure -
1) Default sanitizing by erase block data to 0xFF on file table for Fast Erase
2) Sanitizing based on NSA Manual 130-2 for Secure Erase
3) Sanitizing based on USA Air Force AFSSI 5020 for Secure Erase

SLC - Standard grade : 3 years / Industrial grade : 5 years
MLC - 1 year
Specification Download

  About APRO

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Taipei County, Taiwan, APRO has become the leading Taiwanese manufacturer of NAND flash storage products for industrial applications, supplying the global market through an extensive network of distribution partners. With extensive investment in R&D and customer service expertise, APRO continually exceeds expectations in terms of the product quality, performance and application of its industrial flash storage technology. APRO is renowned for delivering optimal, rugged and reliable solutions.

For further information visit : http://www.apro-tw.com


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