Apacer ATA-Flash Drive (AFD) is a high-performance, solid state drive
(SSD) designed to replace a
conventional IDE hard disk drive. AFD supports standard ATA/IDE protocol and can
be plugged into a
standard IDE connector commonly found in desktop or portable PCs. It is more
rugged, reliable and
power-efficient compared to the mechanical hard drive and is designed for use in
rugged laptops, military
devices, thin clients, Point of Sale (POS) terminals, telecom, medical
instruments, surveillance systems
and industrials PCs. AFD also offers users selectable Master/Slave operation
through an external jumper
setting. Apacer AFD Series is the best drop-in replacement for high-maintenance
HDD where reliability is
a major concern.
AFD includes a built-in microcontroller and file management firmware that
communicates through with the
ATA standard interfaces. This means the AFD does not require any additional or
proprietary host software
such as the Flash File System (FFS) and Memory Technology Driver (MTD) software.
AFD is designed to
work at 5 Volts, support the standard ATA/IDE protocol up to PIO Mode-4,
Multiword DMA Mode-2, and
Ultra DMA Mode-6 interfaces, and use a standard ATA driver that fits to all
major operating systems such
as Microsoft’s Windows series, Mac OS family, and UNIX variants.
Featuring technologies as Advanced Wear-leveling algorithms, S.M.A.R.T,
Enhanced Data Integrity, Intelligent Power Failure Recovery, and ATA Secure Erase,
with cache made of SDRAM up to 32 MB on
board, Apacer assures users of a versatile device on data storage.