SATAsphere 2.5″ SATA II SSD (Solid State Drive)

2.5" SATA II SATAquest SSDThe amp Inc 2.5″ SATA II Solid SSD is a flash based disk drive with SATA 2.6 compliant interface. It provides fast read and write speeds, high reliability and its data protection make it an ideal storage solution for the server and mobile environment. It is built with Single Level Cell (SLC) or Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash which is cost effective and provides exceptional reliability and performance. Due to its non mechanical nature, it has higher shock resistance and lower access time than traditional rotating hard disk drives. Built-in ECC and EDC ensuring error-free transactions for the most demanding applications.

Client Class



* C = Commercial Temperature
* I = Industrial Temperature
* M = Commercial NAND tested to -20°C to +85°C

SandForce Driven
2.5″ Type (100.20 x 69.85 x 9.50) mm
SATA 2.6 Compliant, 3 GB/s and 1.5 GB/s support
Native Command Queuing (up to 32 commands)
SMART Command Transport (basic)
Sequential Read transfer: Up to 260MB/s (@128K blocks)
Sequential Write transfer: Up to 260MB/s (@128K blocks)
Random Read IOPS: 30,000(@4K blocks)
Random Write IOPS: 30,000 burst/10,000 sustained (@4K blocks)
PCMark05: 40,000 (HDD test suite score)
PCMark Vantage: 43,000 (HDD test suite score)


DuraClass technology represents a set of NAND flash management features that work in tandem to deliver world class SSD reliability, performance and power efficiency that differentiate AMP Inc.’s SSD’s from competative solutions. Of particular importance is the use of processing elements to optimally overcome a number of the inherent issues associated with commodity NAND flash memory. Duraclass features include:

  • DuraWrite, which optimizes the number of program cycles to the flash effectively extending flash rated endurance by 20x or more when compared to standard controllers.
  • RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements), which deliver an orders-of-magnitude improvement in drive reliability versus today’s best enterprise HDDs and SSDs. The result is single-drive RAID-like protection and recovery from potentially catastrophic flash block failures – all while avoiding the inefficiencies of traditional RAID
  • Advanced Wear Leveling and Monitoring, Optimized wear leveling algorithms further extending flash endurance.
  • Advanced Read/Program Disturb Management, which safeguards against errant reprogramming of cells during read and program cycles.
  • Recycler, which intelligently performs garbage collection with the least impact on flash
MTBF (Mean Time between Failures): 2M hours (MAX), True MTBF calculations must be based on configuration and usage requirements.
ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector.
Unrecoverable Read Errors: Read unrecoverable bit error rate (UBER) 10e-16
Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant / Optional disk password
Protect Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) w/ enterprise attributes
Operating System: Windows XP 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Windows Vista 32-Bit & 64Bit; Windows 7 32-Bit & 64-Bit; Linux; Solaris 10
Power Requirements: Standard SATA Power Connector 5V
Performance Optimization: TRIM (requires OS support)
Input voltage: + 5VDC, 5%( 4.75V ∼ 5.25V)
2W in operation
.5W in standby

Operating: 0°C ∼ 70°C (Commercial)
                    -40°C ∼ 85°C (Industrial)


Operating: 50G, duration 11ms, Half SineWave

Non-Operating: 1500G, duration 0.5ms, Half SineWave

Operating: 16.4G Peak, 10∼2000Hz, x3 Axis

RoHS Compliant (Lead Free)
Drive Specification
Capacity25GB – 480GB
Sustained data transfer rate(read)260 MB/sec
Sustained data transfer rate(write)260 MB/sec
Media typeMulti Layer Cell (MLC) NAND Flash
Random 4K IOPS(read)30 K
Random 4K IOPS(write)30 K
InterfaceSerial ATA 2.6
I/O data-transfer rate300 Mbytes/sec
ATA data-transfer modes supportedPIO modes 0-4, Ultra DMA modes 0-6
Height9.50 ± 0.1mm
Width69.85 ± 0.1mm
Length100.2 ± 0.1mm
Weight (grams)78
Continue read power (Typical)**2.0 watts
Continue write power (Typical)**2.0 watts
Idle mode power (Typical)**0.5 watts
Standby mode power (Typical)**0.5 watts
Sleep mode power (Typical)**0.25 watts
Voltage tolerance (including noise)5V ± 5%
Ambient temperature0° to 70°C Commercial
-40° to 85°C Industrial
Temperature gradient20°C (operating)
Relative humidity
50% to 95% (non-operating)
Relative humidity gradient30% per hour max
Drive acoustics, sound power (dB)0
Non-recoverable read errors< 1 per 1016 bits read
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)2 M hours (max)
Service life5 years
Warranty2 years

** Typical value under room temperature

BenchmarkTest64 GB CleanUnit
PCMark 05Overall Score47,000Point
XP Startup156MB/s
Application Loading115MB/s
General HDD Usage180MB/s
Virus Scan220MB/s
File Write152.030MB/s
Iometer 2006.07.27Sequential write 128KB250MB/s
Sequential Read 128KB250MB/s
Random Write 4KB30,000IOPS
Random Read 4KB30,000IOPS


The drive receives DC power (+5V) through the interface connector.

Input noise ripple is measured at the host system power supply across an equivalent 25-ohm resistive loading on the +5 volt line.

Using 5V power, the drive is expected to operate with a maximum of 100 mV peak-to-peak square-wave injected noise at up to 10 MHz.

Note: Equivalent resistance is calculated by dividing the nominal voltage by the typical RMS read/write current.