Manufacturing and Test / Testing
At SMART, design for manufacturing (DFM) applies to more than the mechanical and electrical design, it is key to the manufacturing test process and is an integral part of the SSD design. Starting at product conception, SMART's drive architectures are designed for both operation in the field and operation in the manufacturing test process. The result is a symbiotic relationship between SSD design and test process. The test process is used to design the drive and likewise the drive design features are tailored from the ground up to generate a world class enterprise test process. Critical field operating characteristics are both monitored and margined in the test process to ensure the highest reliability in the field.
The integration of the manufacturing test process with drive design allows SMART to minimize yield and quality issues, and to respond to customer unique requirements.