Novachips Solid-State Drive Scalar 360 Series
NS360C050GSC1
NS360C100GSC1
NS360C200GSC1
NS360C400GSC1
Novachips SSD
Scalar 360 Series
Specification
Version: 1.0
Dec 15, 2015
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Revision History
Version
Date
Notes
0.0
Apr. 17, 2015
Preliminary Specification
0.1
May. 17, 2015
Table 25 updated
Release Version
LBA count and capacity updated.
Power consumption updated.
Endurance specification updated. (Re-calculated from release firmware.)
1.0
Dec. 15. 2015
Performance updated. (540MB/sec -> 520MB/sec)
Ordering Information is updated (Firmware option changed from “-Z” as “-1”)
Supported Command Set Updated. (NOP 00h/00h and Vendor Specific Command deleted.)
SMART attribute updated.
Identified Device updated.
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Contents
1.
FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
1.1
1.2
OVERVIEW ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
ORDERING INFORMATION................................................................................................................................................................. 6
2.
OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
3.
MECHANICAL INFORMATION ........................................................................................................................................................... 7
4.
CONNECTOR PIN SIGNAL DEFINITIONS............................................................................................................................................ 9
5.
ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS ....................................................................................................................................................... 10
6.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS.............................................................................................................................................................. 11
6.1 CAPACITY ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
6.2 PERFORMANCE ............................................................................................................................................................................. 11
6.3 RELIABILITY ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
6.4 TEMPERATURE SENSOR .................................................................................................................................................................. 12
6.5 HOT PLUG SUPPORT ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12
6.6 SUPPORTED COMMAND SETS.......................................................................................................................................................... 12
6.7 SMART ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
6.7.1 SMART Subcommand sets ................................................................................................................................................ 15
6.7.2 SMART Read Data (subcommand D0h) ............................................................................................................................ 15
6.7.3 SMART Save Attribute Values (subcommand D3h) ......................................................................................................... 17
6.7.4 SMART Execute Off-line Immediately (subcommand D4h) ............................................................................................ 17
6.7.5 SMART Read Log Sector (subcommand D5h) .................................................................................................................. 17
6.7.6 SMART Write Log Sector (subcommand D6h) ................................................................................................................. 19
6.7.7 SMART Enable Operations (subcommand D8h) .............................................................................................................. 19
6.7.8 SMART Disable Operations (subcommand D9h) ............................................................................................................. 19
6.7.9 SMART Return Status (subcommand DAh) ...................................................................................................................... 20
6.8 IDENTIFY DEVICE COMMAND DATA............................................................................................................................................. 20
7.
CERTIFICATIONS AND DECLARATIONS ........................................................................................................................................... 23
7.1
7.2
8.
CERTIFICATIONS AND DECLARATIONS ................................................................................................................................................ 23
PRODUCT REGULATORY COMPLIANCE .............................................................................................................................................. 24
REFERENCES ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
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Features
Form Factor: 2.5-inch
Capacity : 50GB, 100GB, 200GB, 400GB
Compliance
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ATA modes supported
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Sequential 128KB Read: Up to 520 MB/s
Sequential 128KB Write: Up to 500 MB/s
Random 4KB Read: Up to 80,000 IOPS
Random 4KB Write: Up to 70,000 IOPS
Read/Write Latency: 65µs/40µs (TYP)
Power consumption
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
PIO mode 3, 4
Multiword DMA mode 0, 1, 2
Ultra DMA mode 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Industry-standard, 512-byte sector size support
Hot-plug/hot-remove capable
1, 2
Performance
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SATA Revision 3.0; compatible with SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s and
1.5Gb/s interface rates
ATA8-ACS2; includes SCT (Smart Command Transport) and
device statistics log support
Enhanced SMART ATA feature set
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) command set
Data set management Trim command
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Uncorrectable bit error rate (UBER):
15
<1 sector per 10 bits read
3
MTBF: 1.5 million hours
End-to-End data protection
RoHS
Notes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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SATA connector: 5V ±10%
2.5-inch drive: 100.45 x 69.85 x 7.0 (or 15.0) mm
Weight: 100g (MAX)
Product Ecological Compliance
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Operating: -1,000 to 10,000 ft.
Non-Operating: -1,000 to 40,000 ft.
Reliability
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Operating : 2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz)
Non-Operating: 3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz)
Mechanical
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1,000 G/0.5ms
Altitude
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Operating : 0°C to +70°C
Non-Operating: -40°C to +85°C
Temperature monitoring and logging
Adaptive Thermal Protection
Vibration
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5
Shock (operating and non-operating)
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Idle : 145mW (TYP)
Active Maximum : 4,160mW (TYP)
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Warranty4: 5 year
Secure firmware update with digitally signed firmware
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Temperature
Typical I/O performance numbers as measured fresh-out-of-the-box (FOB)
using Iometer with a queue depth of 32 and write cache enabled.
4KB transfers used for READ/WRITE latency values.
The product achieves a mean time between failure (MTBF) based on
population statistics not relevant to individual units.
Based on JESD218 standard with JESD219 workload
Operating temperature is the drive case temperature as measured by the
SMART temperature attribute.
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1.1
Overview
Table 1. Product List
1.2
Part Number
Capacity
NS360C050GSC1-1
50GB
NS360C100GSC1-1
100GB
NS360C200GSC1-1
200GB
NS360C400GSC1-1
400GB
Form Factor
2.5" (7mm)
Ordering Information
NS 3 6 0 C 400G S C 1 - 1
Novachips SSD
Interface Type
3 : SATA 6Gbps
Extended FW Features
1 : Default firmware
Drive z-Height
1 : 7mm
NAND Interface
6 : Toggle/ONFi NAND
Reserved
Form Factor
C : 2.5” FF
Application Type
C : Client
NAND Type
S : pSLC
SSD Capacity
050G : 50GB
100G : 100GB
200G : 200GB
400G : 400GB
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2.
Overview
Novachips' Scalar 360 series SSD delivers solid I/O cost-to-performance benefits for applications that demand low
latency read speeds and greater bandwidth for server and storage environments for Serial Advanced Technology
Attachment (SATA)-based systems in capacities of: 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and 800GB.
Novachips SSD Scalar 360 series uses a single-chip controller with a SATA interface on the system side and 8channels of NAND Flash devices internally. The industry-standard 2.5-inch form factor enables interchangeability
with existing hard disk drives (HDDs) and native SATA HDD drop-in replacement with the enhanced performance,
reliability, ruggedness, and power savings offered by an SSD.
By combining Novachips’ flash controller technology with SATA 6Gb/s interface support, Novachips SSD Scalar 360
series delivers sequential read / write speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Novachips SSD Scalar 360C series is the highest performing client drive specifically designed for the PC enthusiast
and workstation systems with demanding storage workstation requirements.
Figure 1.
3.
Functional Block Diagram
Mechanical Information
Figure 2 show the physical package information for the Novachips SSD Scalar 360 series in the 2.5-inch form factors. All
dimensions are in millimeters.
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Figure 2.
Table 2.
Physical Dimensions
Physical Configuration
Specification
Value
Unit
Nom
Max
Height
-
7.00
mm
Width
69.85
-
mm
Length
-
100.45
mm
Weight
-
100
g
Insertion rating (cabled)
50
-
insert/remove cycles
Insertion rating (backplane)
500
-
insert/remove cycles
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4.
Connector Pin Signal Definitions
As shown in Figure 3, the SATA connector includes a 7-pin signal segment and a 15-pin power segment arranged in a
single row with a 1.27mm (0.050in) pitch. The SATA signal segment has four conductors and three ground connections.
Figure 3.
SATA Interface Connections
Power Segment P1
Signal Segment S1
Table 3.
SATA Connector Signal Pin Descriptions
Pin
Type
S1
GND
S2
A+
S3
A-
S4
GND
S5
B-
S6
B+
S7
GND
Table 4.
Description
Ground
Differential signal pair A
Ground
Differential signal pair B
Ground
SATA Connector Power Pin Descriptions
Pin
Type
P1
RETIRED
No connect
P2
RETIRED
No connect
P3
RETIRED
No connect
P4
GND
Ground
P5
GND
Ground
P6
GND
Ground
P7
V5
5V Power
P8
V5
5V Power
P9
V5
5V Power
P10
GND
Ground
P11
DAS
Device Activity Signal
P12
GND
Ground
P13
V12
No connect
P14
V12
No connect
P15
V12
No connect
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5.
Electrical Characteristics
Environmental conditions beyond those listed may cause permanent damage to the device. This is a stress rating
only, and functional operation of the device at these or any other conditions above those indicated in the
operational sections of this specification is not implied. Exposure to absolute maximum rating conditions for
extended periods may affect reliability.
Table 5.
Operating Conditions
Parameter/Condition
Symbol
Min.
Max.
Unit
Voltage Input
V5
4.5
5.5
V
Operating Temperature
TC
C
0
70
Non-operating Temperature
-40
85
C
Rate of Temperature Change
-
20
C/Hr
Relative Humidity (Non-condensing)
5
95
%
Operating Shock
-
1000G / 0.5ms
Non-operating Shock
-
1000G / 0.5ms
Operating Vibration
-
2.17 GRMS (5~700Hz)
Non-operating Vibration
-
3.13 GRMS (5~800Hz)
NOTES:
1. Temperature is best measured with a thermocouple attached to the center point of the exterior of the case on the cast side (side where
the SATA connector is visible). Contact with the drive label is acceptable. Temperature at the PCB level is recorded in SMART attribute 194
(or 0xC2), and may differ from case temperature.
2. Power-off sequence: When the SSD is shut down, the ATA STANDBY IMMEDIATE (STBI) command should be the last command sent by
the host and acknowledged by the SSD. Failure to follow this process might result in a longer than normal time-to-ready (TTR) during the
subsequent power-on sequence. TTR is the time from power-on to drive ready to accept SATA commands.
3. Shock specifications assume the SSD is mounted securely with the input vibration applied to the drive-mounting screws. Stimulus may be
applied in the X, Y or Z axis. Shock specification is measured using Root Mean Squared (RMS) value.
4. Vibration specifications assume the SSD is mounted securely with the input vibration applied to the drive-mounting screws. Stimulus may
be applied in the X, Y or Z axis. Vibration specification is measured using RMS value.
Table 6.
Power Consumption
Capacity
Idle Average
Active Maximum
(128KB Sequential Write)
Unit
50GB
145
2880
mW
200GB
145
3520
mW
400GB
145
3760
mW
800GB
145
4160
mW
NOTES:
1. Temperature is best measured with a thermocouple attached to the center point of the exterior of the case on the cast side (side where
the SATA connector is visible). Contact with the drive label is acceptable. Temperature at the PCB level is recorded in SMART attribute 194
(or 0xBE), and may differ from case temperature.
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6.
Product Specifications
6.1
Capacity
Novachips SSD Scalar 360 series is set to report the number of logical block addresses (LBA) that will ensure
sufficient storage space for the specified capacity. Standard LBA settings, based on the IDEMA standard (LBA1-02),
are shown below.
Table 7. Drive Capacity
Total LBA
Capacity
User Available Bytes
Decimal
Hexa
(Unformatted)
50GB
97,696,368
5D2BA40
50,020,515,840
100GB
195,371,568
BA52200
100,030,218,240
200GB
390,721,968
1749F180
200,049,623,040
400GB
781,422,768
2E939080
400,088,432,640
NOTES:
1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 Bytes, 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 Bytes; 1 sector = 512 Bytes.
2. LBA count shown represents total user storage capacity and will remain the same throughout the life of the drive.
3. The total usable capacity of the SSD may be less than the total physical capacity because a small portion of the capacity is used for NAND
flash management and maintenance purposes.
6.2
Performance
Measured performance can vary for a number of reasons. The major factors affecting drive performance are the
capacity of the drive and the interface of the host. Additionally, overall system performance can affect the
measured drive performance. When comparing drives, it is recommended that all system variables are the same,
and only the drive being tested varies. Performance numbers will vary depending on the host system
configuration.
Table 8. Drive Performance
SCALAR NS360C
1
Specification
Unit
100GB
200GB
400GB
800GB
Sequential Read (128KB)
520
520
520
520
MB/s
Sequential Write (128KB)
400
500
500
500
MB/s
60,000
70,000
80,000
80,000
IOPS
60,000
70,000
70,000
70,000
IOPS
65
65
65
65
s
40
40
40
40
s
5
5
5
5
s
Random Read (4KB)
2
Random Write (4KB)
Read Latency (TYP)
Write Latency (TYP)
Power On To Ready
3
2
NOTES:
1. Performance measured using Iometer* with Queue Depth 32 and write cache enabled. Measurements are performed on a 20GB span of
Logical Block Address (LBA).
2. 4KB transfers are used to measure READ/WRITE latency values with write cache enabled.
3. Power On To Ready time assumes proper shutdown. Time varies if shutdown is not preceded by STANDBY IMMEDIATE command.
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6.3
Reliability
Novachips SSD Scalar 360 series meets or exceeds SSD endurance and data retention requirements as specified in
the JESD218 standard. Novachips SSD Scalar 360 series incorporates advanced technology for defect and error
management. They use various combinations of hardware-based error correction algorithms and firmware-based
static and dynamic wear-leveling algorithms. Over the life of the SSD, uncorrectable errors may occur. An
uncorrectable error is defined as data that is reported as successfully programmed to the SSD but when it is read
out of the SSD, the data differs from what was programmed. Reliability specifications are listed in Table 9.
Table 9. Reliability Specifications
Parameters
Value
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER)
1
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Power On/Off Cycles
15
< 1 sector per 10 bits read
2
3
4
Insertion Cycles
Data Retention
5
Endurance Rating
Warranty
1,500,000 hours
24 per day
50 on SATA cable
500 on backplane
12 months power-off retention once SSD
reaches rated write endurance at 30 °C
8.0 DWPD
5 years or maximum endurance used
NOTES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.4
Uncorrectable bit error rate will not exceed one sector in the specified number of bits read. In the unlikely event of a nonrecoverable read error, the SSD will report it as a read failure to the host; the sector in error is considered corrupt and is not
returned to the host.
Mean Time Between Failures is estimated based on JEDEC-218/219 standard methodology.
Power On/Off Cycles is defined as power being removed from the SSD, and then restored. Most host systems remove power from
the SSD when entering suspend and hibernate as well as on a system shutdown.
SATA/power cable insertion/removal cycles.
The time period for retaining data in the NAND flash memory at maximum rated endurance.
Temperature Sensor
Novachips SSD Scalar 360 series has an internal temperature sensor with an accuracy of +/-2°C over a range of -40°C to
+125°C which can be monitored using a SMART attribute BEh.
6.5
Hot Plug Support
Hot Plug insertion and removal is supported in the presence of a proper connector and appropriate operating system
(OS), as described in the SATA 3.0 specification.
This product supports asynchronous signal recovery and issues an unsolicited COMINIT when first mated with a powered
connector to guarantee reliable detection by a host system without hardware device detection.
6.6
Supported Command Sets
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Table 10.
Supported Command Sets
Command Name
CHECK POWER MODE
DEVICE RESET
Command Code (Hex)
E5h or 98h
08h
DEVICE CONFIGURATION
DEVICE CONFIGURATION FREEZE LOCK
B1h/C1h
DEVICE CONFIGURATION IDENTIFY
B1h/C2h
DEVICE CONFIGURATION RESTORE
B1h/C0h
DEVICE CONFIGURATION SET
B1h/C3h
DOWNLOAD MICROCODE
92h
DATA SET MANAGEMENT
06h
EXECUTE DEVICE DIAGNOSTIC
90h
FLUSH CACHE
E7h
FLUSH CACHE EXT
EAh
IDENTIFY DEVICE
ECh
IDLE
E3h or 97h
IDLE IMMEDIATE
E1h or 95h
INITIALIZE DEVICE PARAMETERS
91h
READ BUFFER
E4h
READ DMA
C8h
READ DMA EXT
25h
READ FPDMA QUEUED
60h
READ LOG EXT
2Fh
READ MULTIPLE
C4h
READ MULTIPLE EXT
29h
READ NATIVE MAX ADDRESS
F8h
READ NATIVE MAX ADDRESS EXT
27h
READ SECTOR(S)
20h
READ SECTOR(S) EXT
24h
READ VERIFY SECTOR(S)
40h
READ VERIFY SECTOR(S) EXT
42h
SECURITY DISABLE PASSWORD
F6h
SECURITY ERASE PREPARE
F3h
SECURITY ERASE UNIT
F4h
SECURITY FREEZE LOCK
F5h
SECURITY SET PASSWORD
F1h
SECURITY UNLOCK
F2h
SEEK
70h
SET FEATURES
Enable write cache
EFh/02h
Disable write cache
EFh/82h
Set transfer mode
EFh/03h
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Command Name
Enable Power-Up In Standby
Disable Power-Up In Standby
Command Code (Hex)
Efh/06h
Efh/86h
Enable DMA Setup FIS Auto-Activate optimization
Efh/10h/02h
Disable DMA Setup FIS Auto-Activate optimization
Efh/90h/02h
Enable Device-initiated interface power state transitions
Efh/10h/03h
Disable Device-initiated interface power state transitions
Efh/90h/03h
SET MAX
SET MAX ADDRESS
F9h/na
SET MAX FREEZE LOCK
F9h/04h
SET MAX LOCK
F9h/02h
SET MAX SET PASSWORD
F9h/01h
SET MAX UNLOCK
F9h/03h
SET MAX ADDRESS EXT
37h
SET MULTIPLE MODE
C6h
SLEEP
E6h or 99h
SMART
SMART DISABLE OPERATIONS
B0h/D9h
SMART ENABLE OPERATIONS
B0h/D8h
SMART ENABLE/DISABLE ATTRIBUTE AUTOSAVE
B0h/D2h
SMART EXECUTE OFF-LINE IMMIDIATE
B0h/D4h
SMART READ ATTRIBUTE THRESHOLDS
B0h/D1h
SMART READ DATA
B0h/D0h
SMART READ LOG
B0h/D5h
SMART RETURN STATUS
B0h/DAh
SMART SAVE ATTRIBUTE VALUES
B0h/D3h
SMART WRITE LOG
B0h/D6h
STANDBY
E2h or 96h
STANDBY IMMEDIATE
E0h or 94h
SOFT RESET
FFh
WRITE BUFFER
E8h
WRITE DMA
CAh
WRITE DMA EXT
35h
WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
61h
WRITE LOG EXT
3Fh
WRITE MULTIPLE
C5h
WRITE MULTIPLE EXT
39h
WRITE SECTOR(S)
30h
WRITE SECTOR(S) EXT
34h
6.7
SMART
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6.7.1
SMART Subcommand sets
In order to select a subcommand the host must write the subcommand code to the device's Features Register
before issuing the SMART Function Set command. The subcommands are listed below.
Table 11. SMART Subcommand Sets
Command
Command Code (Hex)
SMART READ DATA
D0h
SMART ENABLE/DISABLE ATTRIBUTE AUTOSAVE
D2h
SMART EXECUTE OFF-LINE IMMIDIATE
D4h
SMART READ LOG
D5h
SMART WRITE LOG
D6h
SMART ENABLE OPERATIONS
D8h
SMART DISABLE OPERATIONS
D9h
SMART RETURN STATUS
DAh
6.7.2
SMART Read Data (subcommand D0h)
This subcommand returns the device's Attribute Values to the host. The Attribute Values consist of 512bytes.
Table 12. Device Attribute Data Structure
Byte
Description
0~1
Data structure revision number (Vendor Specific)
2~361
1st - 30th Individual attribute data (Vendor Specific)
362
Off-line data collection status
363
Self-test execution status
364~365
Total time in seconds to complete off-line data collection activity
366
Vendor Specific
367
Off-line data collection capability
368-369
371
SMART capability
Error logging capability
7-1
Reserved
0
1=Device error logging supported
Self-test failure check point (Vendor Specific)
372
Short self-test routine recommended polling time(in minutes)
373
Extended self-test routine recommended polling time(in minutes)
374-510
Reserved
511
Data structure checksum
370
Table 13.
Individual Attribute Data Structure
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Byte
Description
0
Attribute ID Number
1~2
Flags
3
Current Value
4
Worst Value
5~10
Attribute Value (FFFF FFFF FFFFh)
11
Reserved
Table 14.
Attribute ID Numbers
ID(DEC)
ID(HEX)
1
01h
Vendor-specific
9
09h
Power-On Hours
The time amount of power-on state (unit: hours)
12
0Ch
Power Cycle Count
Counts of full power on/off cycles
13
0Dh
Vendor-specific
181
AFh
Program Failure Block Count
184
B8h
Initial Bad Block Count
187
BBh
Read Failure Block Count
(Uncorrectable)
190
BEh
Temperature
199
C7h
SATA Error CRC Count
200
C8h
Total count of write commands
201
C9h
Total count of read commands
202
CAh
Vendor-specific
204
CCh
209
D1h
Vendor-specific
SSD Life Left
(Remaining Drive Life)
210
D2h
Erase Count
213
D5h
Maximum PE Cycle Count
225
E1h
Vendor-specific
226
E2h
Flush command count
227
E3h
Vendor-specific
228
E4h
Vendor-specific
229
E5h
Vendor-specific
230
E6h
Total Free Block
241
F1h
Vendor-specific
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Attribute Name
Description
Counts the number of flash program failures
00~23 : flash program failure count / 24~47 : flash erase failure
count
The number of bad blocks which was detected when firmware was
installed
Uncorrectable read failure block count
00~23 : read bad block count / 24~47 : potential read bad block
count
Current device temperature (unit: ℃)
The number of encountered SATA interface errors
00~23 : CRC Error count / 24~47 : Handshake Error Count
The total number of written command during the entire lifetime of
the device
The total number of read command during the entire lifetime of the
device
Indicates the approximate SSD life left
[(maximum PE cycle – average erase count) / maximum PE cycle]
Indicates the minimum, average, maximum erased counts of all the
blocks
00~15 : The minimum erased count
16~31 : The average erased count
32~47 : The maximum erased count
Returns maximum PE cycle counts of flash
Flush command count
00~23 : self flush count / 24~47 : host flush count
The current total free blocks count
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6.7.3
SMART Save Attribute Values (subcommand D3h)
This subcommand causes the device to immediately save any updated Attribute Values to the device's Attribute
Data sector regardless of the state of the Attribute Autosave feature.
6.7.4
SMART Execute Off-line Immediately (subcommand D4h)
This subcommand causes the device to start the off-line process for the requested mode and operation.
The LBA Low register shall be set to specify the operation to be executed.
Table 15.
SMART Execute Off-line Immediately
LBA Low
Description
00h
Execute SMART off-line data collection routine immediately
01h
Execute SMART Short self-test routine immediately in off-line mode
02h
Execute SMART Extended self-test routine immediately in off-line mode
03h
Reserved
04h
Execute SMART Selective self-test routine immediately in off-line mode
40h
Reserved
7Fh
Abort off-line mode self-test routine
81h
Execute SMART short self-test routine immediately in captive mode
82h
Execute SMART Extended self-test routine immediately in captive mode
84h
Execute SMART selective self-test routine immediately in captive mode
C0h
Reserved
Off-line mode: The device executes command completion before executing the specified routine. During
execution of the routine the device will not set BSY nor clear DRDY. If the device is in the process of performing its
routine and is interrupted by a new command from the host, the device will abort or suspend its routine and
service the host within two seconds after receipt of the new command. After servicing the interrupting command,
the device will resume its routine automatically or not start its routine depending on the interrupting command.
Captive mode: When executing self-test in captive mode, the device sets BSY to one and executes the specified
self-test routine after receipt of the command. At the end of the routine, the device sets the execution result in
the Self-test execution status byte (see Table 7-1: “Device Attribute Data Structure” on page 23) and ATA registers
and then executes the command completion. See definitions below.
Status Set ERR to one when the self-test has failed
Error Set ABRT to one when the self-test has failed
LBA Low Set to F4h when the self-test has failed
LBA High Set to 2Ch when the self-test has failed
6.7.5
SMART Read Log Sector (subcommand D5h)
This command returns the specified log sector content to the host.
LBA Low and Sector Count Registers shall be set to specify the log sector and sector number to be written.
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Table 16.
SMART Read Log Sector
Log Sector Address
No. Sector
Content
00h
1
Log directory
Read Only
01h
1
SMART error log
Read Only
02h
51
Comprehensive SMART error log
Read Only
03h
37
Extended Comprehensive SMART error log
Read Only
06h
1
SMART self-test log
Read Only
07h
1
Extended SMART self-test log
Read Only
09h
1
Selective self-test log
Read and Write
10h
1
NCQ Error log
Read only
11h
1
SATA Phy event counter log
Read only
80h-9Fh
32
Host vendor specific
Read and Write
Table 17.
SMART Log Directory
Byte
Description
0~1
SMART Logging Version (set to 01h)
2~3
Number of sectors in the log at log address 1
4~5
Number of sectors in the log at log address 2
…
510~511
Number of sectors in the log at log address 255
Table 18.
Self-test log structure
Byte
Description
0~1
Data structure revision
n*24+2
Self-test number
n*24+3
Self-test execution status
n*24+4~n*24+5
Life timestamp
n*24+6
Self-test failure check point
n*24+7~n*24+10
LBA of first failure
n*24+11~n*24+25
Vendor specific
…..
…..
506~507
Vendor specific
508
Self-test log pointer
509~510
Reserved
511
Data structure checksum
N is 0 through 20
The data structure contains the descriptor of the Self-test that the device has performed. Each descriptor is 24 bytes long and the
self-test data structure is capable to contain up to 21 descriptors. After 21 descriptors have been recorded, the oldest descriptor
will be overwritten with the new descriptor. The self-test log pointer points to the most recent descriptor. When there is no
descriptor, the value is 0. When there are descriptor(s), the value is 1 through 21.
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Table 19.
Selective self-test log structure
Byte
Content
Remarks
0-1
Data structure revision
Read and Write
2-9
Starting LBA for test span 1
Read and Write
10-17
Ending LBA for test span 1
Read and Write
18-25
Starting LBA for test span 2
Read and Write
26-33
Ending LBA for test span 2
Read and Write
34-41
Starting LBA for test span 3
Read and Write
42-49
Ending LBA for test span 3
Read and Write
50-57
Starting LBA for test span 4
Read and Write
58-65
Ending LBA for test span 4+
Read and Write
66-73
Starting LBA for test span 5
Read and Write
74-81
Ending LBA for test span 5
Read and Write
82-337
Reserved
338-491
Vendor specific
492-499
Current LBA under test
Read
500-501
Current span under test
Read
502-503
Feature flags R/W
Read and Write
504-507
Vendor Specific
Vendor specific
508-509
Selective self test pending time
Read and Write
510
Reserved
511
Data structure checksum
6.7.6
Reserved
Vendor specific
Reserved
Read and Write
SMART Write Log Sector (subcommand D6h)
This command writes 512 bytes of data to the specified log sector.
LBA Low and Sector Count registers shall be set to specify the log address and sector number to be written.
6.7.7
SMART Enable Operations (subcommand D8h)
This subcommand enables access to all SMART capabilities. Prior to receipt of a SMART Enable Operations
subcommand, Attribute Values are neither monitored nor saved by the device. The state of SMART—either
enabled or disabled—will be preserved by the device across power cycles. Once enabled, the receipt of
subsequent SMART Enable Operations subcommands will not affect any of the Attribute Values.
6.7.8
SMART Disable Operations (subcommand D9h)
This subcommand disables all SMART capabilities. After receipt of this subcommand the device disables all SMART
operations. Non self-preserved Attribute Values will no longer be monitored. The state of SMART—either enabled
or disabled—is preserved by the device across power cycles. Note that this subcommand does not preclude the
device's power mode attribute auto saving.
After receipt of the SMART Disable Operations subcommand from the host, all other SMART subcommands except
SMART Enable Operations are disabled and will be aborted by the device returning the error code as specified in
“SMART Error Codes”.
Any Attribute Values accumulated and saved to volatile memory prior to receipt of the SMART Disable Operations
command will be preserved in the device's Attribute Data Sectors. If the device is re-enabled, these Attribute
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Values will be updated, as needed, upon receipt of a SMART Read Attribute Values or a SMART Save Attribute
Values command.
6.7.9
SMART Return Status (subcommand DAh)
This subcommand is used to communicate the reliability status of the device to the host's request. Upon receipt of
the SMART Return Status subcommand the device saves any updated Attribute Values to the reserved sector, and
compares the updated Attribute Values to the Attribute Thresholds.
6.8
IDENTIFY DEVICE Command Data
Table 20.
Returned Sector Data
0
F=Fixed
V=Variable
X=Both
X
0040h
General configuration bit-significant information
1
X
3FFFh
Obsolete - Number of logical cylinders (16,383)
2
V
C837h
Specific configuration
3
X
0010h
Obsolete - Number of logical heads (16)
4-5
X
0h
Retired
6
X
003Fh
Obsolete - Number of logical sectors per logical track (63)
7-8
V
0h
Reserved for assignment by the CompactFlash* Association (CFA)
9
X
0h
Retired
10-19
F
varies
Serial number (20 ASCII characters)
20-21
X
0h
Retired
22
X
0000h
Obsolete
23-26
F
varies
Firmware revision (8 ASCII characters)
27-46
F
varies
Model number
47
F
8001h
Maximum number of sectors transferred per interrupt on multiple commands
48
F
4000h
Trusted Computing Feature Set
49
F
2F00h
Capabilities
50
F
4000h
Capabilities
51-52
X
0h
Obsolete
53
F
0007h
Words 88 and 70:64 valid
54
X
3FFFh
Obsolete - Number of logical cylinders (16,383)
55
X
0010h
Obsolete - Number of logical heads (16)
56
X
003Fh
Obsolete - Number of logical sectors per logical track (63)
57-58
X
0h
Obsolete
59
F
0101 h
Number of sectors transferred per interrupt on multiple commands
60-62
V
varies
Total number of user-addressable sector
63
X
0407h
Multi-word DMA modes supported/selected
64
F
0003h
PIO modes supported
65
F
0078h
Minimum multiword DMA transfer cycle time per word
66
F
0078h
Manufacturer’s recommended multiword DMA transfer cycle time
Word
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67
F=Fixed
V=Variable
X=Both
F
0078h
Minimum PIO transfer cycle time without flow control
68
F
0078h
Minimum PIO transfer cycle time with IORDY flow control
69
F
0000h
Additional Supported
70
F
0000h
Reserved
71-74
F
0h
Reserved for IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE command
75
F
001Fh
Queue depth
76
F
050Eh
Serial ATA capabilities
77
F
0006h
Reserved for future Serial ATA definition
78
F
0044h
Serial ATA features supported
79
V
0044h
Serial ATA features enabled
80
F
01E0h
Major version number
81
F
0000h
Minor version number
82
F
346Bh
Command set supported
83
F
7D01h
Command sets supported
84
F
4122h
Command set/feature supported extension
85
V
3469h
Command set/feature enabled
86
V
3C01h
Command set/feature enabled
87
V
4122h
Command set/feature default
88
V
007Fh
Ultra DMA Modes
89
F
0004h
Time required for security erase unit completion
90
F
0004h
Time required for enhanced security erase completion
91
V
0000h
Current advanced power management value
92
V
FFFEh
93
X
0000h
94
V
0000h
Master Password Revision Code
Hardware reset result: the contents of bits (12:0) of this word shall change only
during the execution of a hardware reset
Vendor’s recommended and actual acoustic management value
95
F
0000h
Stream minimum request size
96
V
0000h
Streaming transfer time - DMA
97
V
0000h
Streaming access latency - DMA and PIO
98-99
F
0000h
Streaming performance granularity
100-103
V
varies
Maximum user LBA for 48-bit address feature set
104
V
0000h
105
V
0001h
106
F
4000h
Streaming transfer time - PIO
Maximum number of 512-byte blocks of LBA Range Entries per DATASET
MANAGEMENT command
Physical sector size / logical sector size
107
F
0000h
Inter-seek delay for ISO-7779 acoustic testing in microseconds
108-111
F
varies
Unique ID
112-115
F
0h
Reserved for world wide name extension to 128 bits
116
V
0000h
Reserved for technical report
117-118
F
0h
Words per logical sector
119
F
0000h
Supported settings
Word
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120
F=Fixed
V=Variable
X=Both
F
0000h
Command set/feature enabled/supported
121-126
F
0h
Reserved
127
X
0000h
Removable Media Status Notification feature set support
128
V
0001h
Security status
129
V
0000h
Vendor-specific
130-159
X
0h
Vendor-specific
160
X
0000h
CompactFlash Association (CFA) power mode 1
161-167
X
0h
Reserved for assignment by the CFA
168
X
0003h
Reserved for assignment by the CFA
169
X
0001h
Data set management Trim attribute support
170-175
F
0h
Reserved for assignment by the CFA
176-205
X
0h
Current media serial number
206
X
0000h
SCT Command Transport
207-208
F
0h
Reserved
209
X
4000h
Alignment of logical blocks within a physical block
210-211
V
0h
Write-Read-Verify Sector Count Mode 3 (DWord)
212-213
F
0h
Write-Read-Verify Sector Count Mode 2 (DWord)
214
X
0000h
NV Cache Capabilities
215-216
V
0h
NV Cache Size in Logical Blocks (DWord)
217
F
0001h
Nominal media rotation rate
218
V
0000h
Reserved
219
F
0000h
NV Cache Options
220
V
0000h
Write-Read-Verify feature set
221
X
0000h
Reserved
222
F
103Fh
Transport major version number
223
F
0000h
Transport minor version number
224-229
F
0h
Reserved
230-233
X
0h
234
F
0000h
235
F
0000h
236-254
X
0h
Extended Number of User Addressable Sectors (QWord)
Minimum number of 512-byte data blocks per DOWNLOAD MICROCODE
command for mode 03h
Maximum number of 512-byte data blocks per DOWNLOAD MICROCODE
command for mode 03h
Reserved
255
V
varies
Integrity word
Word
Default Value
Description
NOTES:
F = Fixed. The content of the word is fixed and does not change. For removable media devices, these values may change when media
is removed or changed.
V = Variable. The state of at least one bit in a word is variable and may change depending on the state of the device or the commands
executed by the device.
X = F or V. The content of the word may be fixed or variable.
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7.
7.1
Certifications and Declarations
Certifications and Declarations
Table 21.
Product Regulatory Compliance Specifications
Certification
Description
CE Compliant
Low Voltage DIRECTIVE 2006/95/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE
COUNCIL of 12 December 2006, and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC OF THE EUROPEAN
PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 15 December 2004.
UL Recognized
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Bi-National Component Recognition; UL 60950-1, 2nd
Edition, 2007-03-27 (Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General
Requirements)
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07, 2nd Edition, 2007-03 (Information Technology Equipment Safety - Part 1: General Requirements)
C-Tick Compliant
Compliance with the Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS3548 and Electromagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) Framework requirements of the Australian Communication
Authority (ACA).
BSMI Compliant
Compliance to the Taiwan EMC standard CNS 13438: Information technology
equipment - Radio disturbance Characteristics - limits and methods of measurement, as
amended on June 1, 2006, is harmonized with CISPR 22: 2005.04.
KCC
Compliance with paragraph 1 of Article 11 of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Control
Regulation and meets the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Framework
requirements of the Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) Ministry of Information and
Communication Republic of Korea.
VCCI
Voluntary Control Council for Interface to cope with disturbance problems caused by
personal computers or facsimile.
RoHS Compliant
Restriction of Hazardous Substance Directive
WEEE
Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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7.2
Product Regulatory Compliance
Table 22.
Product Regulatory Compliance Specifications
Title
TITLE 47-Telecommunications CHAPTER 1—
FEDERAL COMMUNMICATIONS
COMMISSION PART 15 — RADIO
FREQUENCY DEVICES
ICES-003, Issue 4 Interference-Causing
Equipment Standard Digital Apparatus
Description
FCC Part 15B Class B
CA/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22:02.
This is CISPR 22:1997 with Canadian
Modifications
Region For Which Conformity Declared
USA
Canada
IEC 55024 Information Technology
Equipment — Immunity characteristics—
Limits and methods of measurement
CISPR24:2010
EN-55024: 1998 and its amendments
European Union
IEC 55022 Information Technology
Equipment — Radio disturbance
Characteristics— Limits and methods of
measurement CISPR24:2008 (Modified)
EN-55022: 2006 and its amendments
European Union
EN-60950-1 2nd Edition
Information Technology Equipment —
Safety — Part 1: General Requirements
USA/Canada
UL/CSA EN-60950-1 2nd Edition
Information Technology Equipment —
Safety — Part 1: General Requirements
USA/Canada
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8.
References
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Serial ATA: High-speed serialized AT attachment, Serial ATA working group, available at www.sata-io.org
SATA 3.1 GOLD, and the following:
– DEVSLP, SATA31_TPR_C108 rev. 1.0a 10/24/2011
– SATA TP #37, Standard SATA Connector 3.3V Power Pin Assignments, Rev. 1.1 10/12/2011
– SATA TP #39, DEVSLP Assignment on Standard SATA Connector, Rev. 01 01/02/12
ATA-8 ACS2 (T13/2015-D, Revision 4), and the following:
– Device Internal Logs (supports SSD Telemetry)
– IDFY Device Data Logs (supports DEVSLP)
IEEE-1667: "Standard Protocol for Authentication in Host Attachments of Transient Storage Devices".
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