Micron 64GB Industrial SSD

Product Profile

For mobile surveillance recording systems in transportation, storage devices need to be designed with application-tailored reliability, performance, security and product longevity in mind. Micron understands these requirements and offers one of the most rugged and robust industrial SSD product lines in the industry (M500IT). 

  • Temperature: Standard SSDs typically operate at 0°C to 70°C for applications with some degree of environmental controls.  In mobile surveillance recording systems, temperature requirements are expanded to deal with outdoor or adverse environmental conditions. M500IT SSDs are designed to operate at -40°C to 85°C.  In addition to ensuring read, write, and erase operations throughout the larger operating temperature range, the M500IT offers excellent cross-temperature performance, i.e. users can write at -40°C and read at 85°C (and vice versa), something not achievable by most SSDs.

  • Endurance: With SSDs, endurance is measured by mean-time-to-failure (MTTF). In mobile surveillance applications, an SSD’s useful life is an important factor as they are deployed in vehicles that are in the field. Servicing them for SSD replacement may not be easy and may have significant cost associated with vehicle downtime.  Typical standard SSDs have an MTTF of 1.2 million hours, whereas M500IT SSD is designed for continuous operation and offers high endurance up to an industry best-in-class 3 million hours.

  • Vibration: For mobile surveillance recording systems on trains, buses, and police vehicles, SSDs need to withstand high vibration requirements. Standard SSDs support vibration rates of 3.13G @ 5-800Hz, whereas M500IT SSDs support 20G @ 7-2000Hz, making them a perfect choice for vibration sensitive mobile vehicle applications. 

Micron’s M500IT SSDs are available in 2.5” SATA format for traditional disk drive loading systems, as well as in a mSATA format for compact designs.  These SSDs offer 256-AES encryption and TCG Opal2.0 compliance for data security. These SSDs are available for long-life, 5 years from the time of introduction vs. typical 2 years for standard SSDs, making them a great choice for deployments and serviceability in mobile surveillance applications.

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Technical Specification

Make Micron
Manufacturer Micron Technology, Inc.
Model code MTFDDAK064MBD-1AH12ITYY
Series M500IT
Storage type SSD
Capacity 64 GB
Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
Length 100.45 mm mm
Width 69.85 mm mm
Height 7 mm mm
Operating temperature -40 ~ +85 C (-40 ~ +185 F)
Encryption Self-Encrypting Drive
Read/write rates 500MB/s (Read), 130MB/s (Write)
Additional info

Micron’s solid state drive (SSD) uses a single-chip controller with a SATA interface on the system side and eight channels of Micron NAND Flash internally. Packaged in an HDD replacement enclosure, the SSD integrates easily in existing storage infrastructures.

The SSD is designed to use the SATA interface efficiently during both READs and WRITEs while delivering bandwidth-focused performance. SSD technology enables enhanced boot times, faster application load times, reduced power consumption, and extended reliability.

The self-encrypting drive (SED) features a FIPS-compliant, AES-256 encryption engine, providing hardware-based, secure data encryption, with no loss of SSD performance. This SED follows the TCG/Opal specification for trusted peripherals.

When TCG/Opal features are not enabled, the device can perform alternate data encryption by invoking the ATA security command set encryption features, to provide full-disk encryption (FDE) managed in the host system BIOS. TCG/Opal and ATA security feature sets cannot be enabled simultaneously.

The data encryption is always running; however, encryption keys are not managed and the data is not secure until either TCG/Opal or ATA security feature sets are enabled.

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