FLASH2GUI Network Software (SCSI SSD NETWORK DRIVE)
A graphical user interface, FLASH2GUI gets integrated with Solid State Disks FLOPPYFlash™ and SCSIFlash™ emulation drives. These rely on industrial, standard CompactFlash Card technique that helps in providing with a drop-in, solid-state replacement for electro-mechanical floppy, hard and disk drives that have become obsolete.
FLOPPYFlash™ and SCSIFlash™ offer service providers and OEMs with an easy, quick and cost-effective solution for supporting legacy equipment and systems.FLASH2GUI Datasheet
SCSIFlash™ configuration and control is ensured with FLASH2GUI, and FLOPPYFlash™ emulation drives are used to restore operations and network backup. FLASH2GUI is readily accessible as a command line interface for Linux and is also available for Microsoft Windows.
The configuration of FLOPPYFlash™ and SCSIFlash™ firmware is enabled with FLASH2GUI thereby facilitating a suitable host match. It also eliminates the need for software changes or host hardware. Multiple login levels are featured for preventing unauthorized use. Moreover, it can also be utilized to set capacity of the disk from 1MB to 64GB, drive emulation setup, remote IP Address, and the name of the drive and writing, protecting and erasing the contents of the drive.
The Image Editor of FLASH2GUI ensures data restore and backup on the basis of bit-for-bit disk image that can be edited, unpacked, re-packed and restore directly on FLOPPYFlash™ and SCSIFlash™ drive. It also helps in creating a newly formatted drive and new software installation file addition to run from the drive.
FLASH2GUI supporting other Solid State Disks products:
With 5.27 inch and 3.5 inch SCSI hard disk, tape drives, magneto-optical drives on legacy equipment and systems using solid state, removable CompactFlash becoming obsolete, it has been replaced with the SCSIFlash Emulation Drive. The host sees SCSIFlash as original drive because of the data cable connection with 50 pin SCSI-2 and SCSI-1 standard connector. On the basis of the replaced drive technology, the transfer rate of data is 10Mbytes.
With the 8 inch, 5.25 inch and 3.5 inch floppy disk drives becoming redundant on legacy equipment and systems using solid state, removable CompactFlash becoming obsolete, it has been replaced with the FloppyFlash Emulation Drive. The host sees FloppyFlash as original drive because of the data cable connection with 34 pin floppy edge connector connector. On the basis of the selected coding method, the transfer rate of data is between 125kb/s and 500kb/s.
Demonstrations of how to use FLASHGUI on SCSIFlash™ and FLOPPYFlash™ for configuration and control, back-up and restore and the selection of different drive emulations, can be seen of Solid State Disk’s YouTube channel:
Chapter 1 “How to Video Collection” - Flash2GUI Network Software.
Part 1 – Installing Flash2GUI Software.
Part 2 – Connecting Flash2GUI to the Solid State Drive
Part 3 – Navigating the Flash2GUI File Menu Highlights – New IP Connections & Names, Change User, User Manager & User Permissions & License Status
Part 4 – Performing Backup and Restore Functions
Part 5 – Navigating the Drive Menu ( part 1 of 2) Highlights – Drive Size, Capacity Settings, Emulation Change, Online / Offline Status, Write Protect, Erase
Part 5(2) – Navigating the Drive Menu ( part 2 of 2) Highlights – Network Settings ( IP & Port), Subnet Mask, Get SCSI Trace File Function, Executing Commands & Scripts
Part 6 – Navigating the Help Menu Highlights – Message Logging & Trouble Shooting
- Ethernet Network supported.
- Compatibility with host hardware and software.
- Enhanced media life and reliability (MTBF).
- Fast and efficient field replacement through the field-upgradable firmware completed via integral USB port.
- Low consumption of power noise and heat.
- Unplanned downtime reduced offering a faster recovery from CPU Failure or system crashes.
- Single 5V supply of power required.
- Standard 3.5 inch form factor.
- Restore and Back-up by disk image.
- Unauthorized use prevention with multiple login levels.
- Disk Capacity set from 1 Mb to 64GB.
- Drive contents protected and erased.
- Set Drive Emulation.
- Remotely set Drive name and IP
- Subnet mask feature supported
Image Editor capability
- View contents of Drive Image.
- Extract folders, files, disk contents to Personal Computer that includes message logs, recipes, recipe files etc.
- Addition and removal of files, disk and folders including recipes.
- Addition of new software installation files to run from hard disk.
- Creation of a new formatted drive.
Example Telco host systems include:
Siemens EWSD V.9, Nokia DX, Alcatel 5ESS, Alcatel Lucent DACSIII/DACSIV, Lucent 1631, Ericsson AXE, Ericsson AXE10, Nortel DMS10, NEC NEAX SIGMA 61E , NEC NEAX SIGMA Sigma, Alcatel Lucent S12, Fujitsu Fetex 150, Telebras Tropico, Stromberg-Carleson DCO, NTT, ITT, North Electric, ROLM & Sagem
Other key market application examples
Systems included in Legacy semiconductor manufacturing host:
HP1000, HP9000, HP UNIX HPUX9, HPUX10, AMAT (Applied Materials) P5000 / P5200, P5500, RTP, Endura, Centura, Canon FPS-3000, Canon FPS-5000, Canon B2000 / B2600,TSK, Tokyo Electron, TEL, LAM RESEARCH (CLASSIC, ENVISION) KLA, ASM EPI, KS, and DISCO.
Legacy industrial process control host systems include:
IRMX86, HP1000A, HP9000, 12016A, VAX, uVAX using RWZ01, RZ23, RZ28, RZ29 SCSI drives, Rosemount RS3, Honeywell Measurex TDC 2000 / TDC 3000 universal station on MX open and VX works, Thor VX8 & VX9, WDA History Module, Honeywell SBHM (Single Board History Module).
Legacy engineering and manufacturing hosts systems include:
IRMX86, HP1000A, HP9000, 12016A, VAX, uVAX using RWZ01, RZ23, RZ28, RZ29 SCSI Drives, Rosemount RS3, Unipro90, Honeywell Measurex TDC 2000 / TDC 3000 universal station on MX open and VX works.
Power generation hosts systems include:
HP1000A, HP9000, 12016A, DEC VAX, uVAX using RWZ01, RZ23, RZ28, RZ29 SCSI HDD and Rosemount RS3.
Legacy oil and gas production host systems include:
IRMX86, HP1000A, HP9000, 12016A, VAX, uVAX using RWZ01, RZ23, RZ28, RZ29 SCSI Drives, Rosemount RS3, Honeywell Measurex TDC 2000 / TDC 3000 universal station on MX open and VX works.
Legacy mil/aero equipment host systems include:
Miltope, Thompson CSF, Dutch Signaal, OMTI, Solaris SUN SPARC/CPU-8VT, Iomega Bernoulli, IBM AS400 and RS6000. Examples of legacy simulator hosts systems include: Encore, Gould, 320 C2000 sim and Evans & Sutherland.