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Military-Grade Secure Solid State Drives

Secure, Rugged, SWaP-Optimized and Versatile Storage

Mercury's secure, self-encrypting military-grade solid state drives (SSD) are available in various configurations, levels of security and form factors. Engineered with Single-Level Cell (SLC), Multi-Level Cell (MLC) or Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND FLASH, our devices meet the performance requirements of each unique program. Mercury's ARMOR® NAND processor seamlessly integrates certified AES-256 XTS cryptographic algorithms, encryption key purge, MIL sanitization and non-thermal self-destruct powers, delivering industry leading embedded security capabilities.

When a traditional 2.5" SSD is too large, we offer miniaturized BGA SSD devices in chip form, available with SATA and NVME interfaces. For applications requiring a modular approach, our XMC (VITA 42.3) portfolio of mezzanine drives are ideally suited. Our portable Mission Pak form factor is designed for mission-critical applications needing a compact, handheld SSD ruggedized to include water-proof capability. We developed the defense industry's first space-grade commercial SSD devices. Engineered in the modular SpaceVPX form factor, the TRRUST-Stor VPX RT device operates reliably in high-radiation environments – perfect for LEO satellites.

We design and manufacture advanced commercial SSD devices for military applications while embedding trust and security in all aspects of our business. All design and manufacturing operations are performed within a domestic DMEA certified facility.

Capability Highlights

Data Protection

User-definable zeroization, key purge, full disk erase and the most stringent MIL sanitization protocols available

Reliability & Endurance
Error checking/correcting, wear-leveling, rugged packaging & interconnects 

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Integrity Assurance Certifications
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) & Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS-197)

TRRUST-Stor® Data Protection

Engineered to protect sensitive data, Mercury's portfolio of military and space-grade SSD devices offer high-performance hardware-based encryption with our ARMOR NAND processor and data loss prevention through sophisticated error correction algorithms.

Exclusive to Mercury, TRRUST-Purge® algorithm protects sensitive data with automatic key purge in <30s.

ASURRE-Stor® Data Assurance

ASURRE-Stor military-grade SSD devices have been verified through high-level, third party testing to exceed Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 140-2), National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria and the National Security Agency's (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program requirements for data protection and integrity.

Mercury's Military-Grade SSDs

Watch this video and learn

  • What is the difference between commercial & military-grade SSD?
  • What is a defense grade SSD?
  • Why is security so important for military grade SSDs?
  • What is AES 256 encryption?
  • What is ARMOR and what makes it distinct?
  • What are Mercury’s purge and sanitization features?
  • What is the highest level of layered SSD security?
  • Why you should trust Mercury for a SSD solution?


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Have a question or custom design requirement? Confused about data security and where to start? Contact us to speak with our team of experts.



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