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Fortasa's 2.5" ATA-Flash Drive (AFD) is a high performance, solid state drive designed to replace a conventional IDE hard disk drive.

Technical Specifications

AFD 257 - ATA Flash Drive - SLC - Rev 1.2 Data Sheet AFD 257-M - ATA Flash Drive - MLC - Rev 1.0 Data Sheet


Fortasa AFD supports standard ATA/IDE protocol and can be plugged into a standard IDE connector commonly found in desktop or portable PC systems.

The more rugged, reliable and power-efficient AFDs are designed for use in rugged laptops, military devices, thin clients, Point of Sale (POS) terminals, telecom, medical instruments, surveillance systems and industrial PCs. Just like HDDs, AFDs also offer users selectable Master/Slave operation through an external jumper setting. Fortasa's AFD Series is the best drop-in replacement for high-maintenance HDDs where reliability is a major concern. Fortasa's Industrial ATA Flash SSDs are manufactured with either high reliability SLC NAND Flash or cost effective MLC NAND Flash in both Standard (0 to 70°C) and Industrial (-40°C to 85°C) Temperature grades.

In addition to basic ATA Command compliance, Fortasa also offers custom AFDs with unique features such as Quick Data Erase, Secure Data Purge, Hardware Write Protect, Hardware Data Erase and other value added functionality. Please contact Fortasa sales for any non-commodity and custom features that might be required by your application.


  • Perfect replacement of 2.5" PATA HDDs
  • SLC and MLC NAND Memory Based Industrial SSDs
  • Standard (0 to 70°C) and Industrial (-40 to +85°C) Temperature Support
  • Advanced Wear-leveling and Block Management
  • Built-in HW ECC, Trim Command and S.M.A.R.T. Functions
  • Power Failure Prevention and Recovery
  • Thermal Sensor for Overheat protection
  • TBW Lifetime Estimate Available for Each SSD model and capacity
  • Quick Erase / Military Data Purge / Write Protection (Optional)


Model Name AFD 257 AFD 257-M
Interface Type Standard ATA / IDE
Connector Type 44-pin Male
Flash Type SLC MLC
Form Factor 2.5"
Capacities 8GB~128GB 32GB~256GB
Sustained R/W Speed (MB/Sec) Up to 100/90
Sustained Read/Write Performance Up to 100/95
ECC Support 72 bit/1K Bytes
Industrial Op Temp.(°C) -40~+85
Standard Op Temp.(°C) 0~+70
Storage Temp.(°C) -40~+100
Shock 50G
Vibration 15G
Humidity 5% ~ 95%
MTBF (hours) > 2,000,000 > 1,000,000
Dimensions (mm) 00 x 69.8 x 9.3 100 x 69.8 x 9.3