Viking Modular Solutions, a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation, and leading manufacturer of innovative memory and flash solutions, today announced its Slim SATA SSD, a case-less, small form-factor and rugged SATA SSD, is available for immediate customer qualification. Viking Modular Solutions’ Slim SATA SSD is an embedded solid state drive solution that delivers outstanding performance in a standard form factor – and is less than half the size of a 2.5” SSD. With its 3Gb SATA II interface and sustained performance of up to 260 MB/s (megabytes per second), the Viking Modular Slim SATA SSD is ideal for telecommunications, gaming, embedded server & storage systems, field computing and defense & aerospace applications. “With this optimized small form factor SSD, communications and embedded applications can realize the performance associated with full size SSDs,” said Adrian Proctor, vice president of marketing at Viking Modular. “Now, system designers can take advantage of an ideal combination of performance, capacity, power, size and cost.” Viking Modular’s Slim SATA SSD features intelligent write management techniques to optimize endurance, and offers densities of 25GB, 60GB and 120GB. Slim SATA’s exclusive advanced controller features protection against normally catastrophic flash page and block failures, as well as data path CRC error detection for unparalleled data integrity. Viking Modular’s Slim SATA SSD conforms to the JEDEC MO-297 industry standard and uses a standard SATA connector. It is available in a RoHS-compliant package and can be configured using MLC or SLC flash technologies.