Aerospace and Mission Critical

Zero Tolerance for Storage Device Failures

Mission-critical and aerospace applications present a diverse array of challenges, such as extreme heat, freezing temperatures, arid climates, humid environments, mechanical stress, magnetism, and electrical interference. These demanding conditions necessitate the ability to operate effectively while ensuring robust security and high storage capacity.

Exascend takes pride in providing industry-leading rugged solid-state drives (SSDs) available in various form factors and capacities, tailored to meet the data storage needs of rugged computers, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aircraft, satellites, communication stations, and other critical applications within the aerospace and mission-critical sectors. Our products fully comply with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), and we offer highly customizable storage solutions, allowing for options such as form factors, encryption, and data purging capabilities. By incorporating these essential features and technologies, we guarantee optimal performance from our drives.

Featured Storage Technologies


Ruggedized to Resist Shock and Vibration

Our products are built to meet the highest military-grade standards for ruggedization, with MIL-STD-810 compliance, conformal coating, and underfill technologies that provide unmatched protection against humidity, shock, vibration, and other environmental factors.


Uncompromised data integrity

Our exclusive Neutron Shield™ technology provides unmatched protection against radiation-induced data integrity issues. In addition, by leveraging RAID5 technology at a flash memory block level, our unique RAID ECC can retrieve and reconstruct severely corrupted data.


Wide temperature

Exascend products are designed to operate in extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C. Our technology leverages a unique combination of high-quality components, purpose-designed hardware and highly-optimized firmware to deliver unmatched wide temperature performance and stability.


Data Security and Encryption

Our self-encrypting drives (SEDs) comply with TCG Opal 2.0 and support AES-256 encryption, BitLocker, and IEEE 1667 features. We also offer custom pre-boot authentication (PBA) and additional data sanitization and Tamper-Proof Firmware encryption options for enhanced data protection.


Dual power loss protection (PLP)

In the event of a sudden power failure, our hardware and firmware power loss protection (PLP) provides two invaluable extra lines of defense against data integrity issues. This guarantees that all in-flight data is safely stored before the controlled storage device shuts down.


Thermal and Performance Optimization

Our proprietary Adaptive Thermal Control™ technology improves system thermals, airflow, and acoustics, reducing BOM cost. Additionally, our garbage collection technology SuperCruise™, optimizes write performance, boosting long-term stability, and overall reliability.

Why We Are Different

Customization through Our Own Hardware and Firmware Design

Our complete control over our hardware and firmware solutions, combined with our commitment to customization, allows us to address customer pain points and solve unique challenges. From selecting the ideal materials to writing the firmware source code, we work closely with our customers to deliver tailored solutions that meet their specific needs. 

In-House Product Design, Validation, Manufacturing and Testing Capabilities

Our ISO9001-certified quality management system (QMS) includes product traceability and 100% mass production (MP) testing before shipment, ensuring our products meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. As a result, we have been a trusted supplier to some of the Fortune 500 companies for years.

Use Cases

Truly unique form factor with ten SATA SSDs and 10-20 TB of storage on a single PCB combined with an advanced anti-shock and vibration-proof connector and PCB design, for an extremely challenging defense telemetry application.

M.2 PCIe SSD featuring hardware power loss protection (PLP) and custom data sanitization, for a rugged laptop storing sensitive data and operating in harsh environments.

E1.S NVMe SSD featuring hardware power loss protection (PLP) and MIL-I-46058C conformal coating, for a next-generation data logger employed on an aircraft.

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