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Solid State Drive to Replace Alcatel Lucent 5ESS SCSI Tape and Disk

Reading, UK – 12th April 2016. Solid State Disks Ltd (SSDL) win SCSI CF Solid State upgrade contract with major UK Telecom repair & service organisation to upgrade the SCSI drives on their customers Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS system. The CF Solid State Disk Drive has passed Alcatel-Lucent test beds and live network testing and is currently being deployed in a major operator network.

The Tape and Moving Head Disk (MHD) can be replaced using the Solid State SCSIFlash drop in replacement.

The following drives used in the Alcatel Lucent Switches can be substituted..

Hard Disk Drive on Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS UN375E and UN375F Circuit Packs

Solid State Replacement for:

KS-23908 QUANTUM & ST34520N Seagate 3.5 INCH SCSI
Hard Drive

Tape Drive on Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS UN376E and UN376F Circuit Packs

Solid State Replacement for:
C1533, C1539,


DAT Tape drive (removable) SCSI firmware is available for the Alcatel Lucent 5ESS Switch.

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Solid State Disks Ltd (SSDL), the advanced storage systems design, development and integration specialist, manufacture the CF2SCSI SCSIFlash drive™ which solves the growing and increasingly expensive problem of repairing or replacing ageing and failing SCSI-based hard disk (3.5 inch and 5.25 inch HDD), magneto optical (MO), quarter-inch tape (Pertec, QIC DAT, DLT 3490), Jazz, ZIP, Bernoulli and floppy (FDD) drives on computer-based legacy equipment. The SCSIFlash™ drive provides a low-cost, solid state drive replacement that enables Compact Flash cards to be seen as SCSI drives by the host system.

The SCSI solid state flash disk combines proven SCSI drive architectures (SASI, SCSI-1, SCSI-2) with industry-standard, solid state Compact Flash (CF) card technology to provide a highly reliable, solid state drop-in replacement for any style of SCSI-based drive including hard disk, magneto optical, tape and floppy drives. Importantly, SCSI Bridge is completely programmable, enabling the SCSI driver implementation nuances of all equipment manufacturers to be fully emulated.

The Solid State CF Disk Drive solution applies to a broad range of computer-based legacy equipment in a spectrum of industries and markets from telecommunications and broadcasting through to industrial process control, factory automation and instrumentation, semiconductor manufacturing, point-of-sale and mil/aero applications.

The SCSI Bridge drive currently supports CompactFlash drives up to 256GB and utilizes a 3.5 inch form factor (or larger 5.25 inch form factor). It is available in two package types either with no externally removable card as a hard disk replacement or with an externally removable CompactFlash card slot as magneto optical, Jazz, ZIP, tape or floppy drive replacement. Microcode is field-upgradeable via the integral RS-232 serial interface which also enables real-time diagnostics to be undertaken. Board power is only 5V.

“By combining SCSI and CompactFlash technologies, the SCSI Bridge drive future-proofs computer-based legacy equipment that depends on worn out and obsolete SCSI drives for which replacements and spare parts are scarce,” said James Hilken, Sales Director of Solid State Disks. “As the SCSI drives in legacy systems age and their electro-mechanical components fail, it is becoming increasing difficult to replace or repair them as replacement drives and spare parts simply may not be available. Sourcing second-hand units to cannibalize doesn’t really provide a lasting or safe solution either. In contrast, using the SCSI Solid State Drive and Industrial CompactFlash technology to replace them provides a low-cost, fast and efficient solution that increases reliability and reduces unplanned downtime due to its solid state, non-moving part design.”

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About Solid State Disks

Solid State Disks Ltd (SSD) is the industrial division of the Reactive Group. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company operates worldwide specialising in the design, development and integration of advanced storage systems for mil/aero, commercial and industrial applications as well as the distribution of solid state Flash memory technologies. For further information, please visit:

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James Hilken, Sales Director, Solid State Disks

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