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Fast Purge flash SSDs - when "Rugged SSDs" won't do
The need for fast and secure data erase - in which vital parts of a flash SSD or its data are destroyed in seconds - has always been a requirement in military projects.
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More than 10 key areas of fundamental disagreement within the SSD industry are discussed in an article here on called the the SSD Heresies.
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Memtech - circa 2005

Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Memtech takes storage to the extreme with its ultra rugged and reliable solid state flash drives. In more than a decade, Memtech has served hundreds of solutions integrators and contractors in the government, military, aerospace, energy, manufacturing, transportation and telecommunications sectors. Its drive products are made to order in America and are designed for low power consumption in critical operating conditions, built to withstand extreme temperature, pressure, moisture, shock, vibration and power loss. Each drive is guaranteed for life and goes through a rigorous five-step EnduroTest procedure. The privately held, woman-owned company offers unparalleled levels of customer service and has shipped tens of thousands SCSI and IDE solid state drives.

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Memtech notes fromSSD Market History

Intel spun off its magnetic bubble memory division in 1987 to a management buyout called Memtech.

Memtech later ditched the bubble memory product line which had been developed at Intel but became a pioneer in the rugged and military flash SSD market.

Some of the company's SSDs have gone into deep space missions.

In August 2005 Memtech was acquired by STEC
The marketers at Memtech weren't scared of mice!
Like many military companies they advertised here on

One of their typical products (shown below) is a 3.5" PATA SSD product featured here in 2004 - the AT3550 Wolverine.
low profile, high capacity  3.5" IDE military temperature range solid state disks from Memtech
3.5" low profile IDE
mil temp solid state disks
from Memtech

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