VME SAS/SATA Hard Disk Drive Module


Phoenix International’s VS1-250-HDD 6Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)/Serial ATA (SATA) based Hard Disk Drive VME blade delivers high capacity, high performance data storage for military, aerospace and industrial applications requiring rugged, secure and durable mass data storage.

This 6U, single-slot module houses one or two each 2.5″ SAS or SATA HDDs of up to 5TB per device and can be interfaced through the front panel connector or a P2 connector. The high speed module sustains R/W data rates exceeding 200MB/sec with an access time of 2.6 msec.

The VS1-250-HDD has an operating temperature range from 5° to 55°C. The VS1-250-HDD also complies with current defense department security standards providing multiple levels of secure erase techniques.

The VS1-250-HDDs outstanding performance and versatility is enabled by Phoenix International’s state-of-the-art transfer and I/O rates, enhanced endurance, and maximum data integrity.

Additional Details

  • SAS or SATA HDDs
  • Sustained data transfer exceeding 200MB/sec
  • Total capacity to 10TB (2 ea. 5TB HDDs)
  • Individual point to point device connectivity
  • Low power consumption
  • 1,400,000 MTBF
  • Available with 7.2K, 10K, or 15K spindle speed hard disk drives
  • AES 256 bit encryption
  • Front panel or P2 connector data interface
  • 60g, 2 ms operational shock
  • .5g rms, 400Hz random vibration
  • Made in USA


  • Size:
    • 160mm x 234mm (Double Eurocard)
    • 4HP (1 Standard Slot)
  • Construction:
    • Double-sided FR4 PCB


  • Front panel or P2 connector
  • 6Gbps SAS
  • SATA 3


  • Unformatted to 10TB (two devices)


  • Sustained data transfer rate 200MB/sec
  • Internal transfer rate 600MB/sec

Power (per device):

  • Input 5VDC +/- 5%
  • Idle 2.2 to 4.5W
  • Operational (avg) 6.3 to 7.9W


  • MTBF 1,400,000 hrs (Telcordia)

Environmental (operating):

  • Temperature: 5°C to 55°C Commercial
  • Shock: 60g half-sine, 2 ms
  • Vibration: .5g rms, 400Hz random
  • Altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing