Aerospace and Mission Critical

Zero tolerance for storage device failures

Mission-critical and aerospace applications involve a wide range of challenges, including extreme heat and freezing temperatures, arid climates, and humid environments, as well as extreme mechanical stress, magnetism, and electrical interference, among others. While requirements can vary, they always include the ability to deal with unique and tough operating environments while providing ample security and high storage capacity.

Exascend offers industry-leading rugged solid-state drives (SSDs) to meet the data storage requirements of rugged computers, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aircraft, satellites, communication stations, and various other applications in the aerospace and mission-critical sectors. Our products comply with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), and our storage solutions are highly customizable in terms of form factors, encryption, and data purging options. This ensures that our drives are equipped with the necessary features and technologies to deliver optimal performance.

Featured 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 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 on a flash memory block-level, our unique RAID ECC can retrieve and reconstruct severely corrupted data.


Wide temperature support

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) are compliant with TCG Opal 2.0 and support AES-256 encryption, BitLocker, and IEEE 1667 features, as well as custom pre-boot authentication (PBA). Upon request, we also offer custom data sanitization and Tamper-Proof Firmware encryption to provide enhanced protection for your sensitive data.


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 management and performance optimization

Our proprietary Adaptive Thermal Control™ technology improves system thermals, airflow, and acoustic design complexity, therefore helping reduce the entire system BOM cost. Additionally, our exclusive firmware technology, SuperCruise™, can optimize write performance for stability over time, providing enhanced performance and reliability.


High-capacity storage in a variety of form factors

Our SSD portfolios offer up to 8 TB of storage and include NVMe and SATA-III interfaces in different form factors, including:

  • PCIe NVMe – E1.S, M.2, and U.2
  • SATA-III – M.2, 2.5-inch, and mSATA
We also offer e.MMC, industrial-grade SD, microSD, CFast and CFexpress for demanding applications and systems.

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. 

Unique partnership with Marvell

We combine Marvell controllers with our hardware expertise and industry-leading firmware design, resulting in maximum performance and flexibility for our storage solutions.

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 more than 10 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

Exascend custom ten SATA SSD on a single PCB

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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