redefining storage by developing leading-edge solid-state storage devices based
on flash memory technologies, including the world's first 1-terabyte 2.5-inch
By delivering products that
yield unprecedented performance, storage density, and data security, pureSilicon
is able to address the growing storage needs of the military/defense,
industrial, and enterprise server markets. Headquartered in New Jersey, the
company specializes in developing leading-edge solid-state drives (SSDs) that
meet the demands of the most discriminating applications. pureSilicon offers an
extensive line of flash-based memory solutions specifically designed for defense
contractors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design
manufacturers (ODMs). For more information visit http://www.puresi.com.
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|Who's who in SSD?- by
January 2012 - pureSilicon is one of more than
100 companies in the 2.5"
SSD market. It's also one of many companies in the
military SSD and
lists. The company has been shipping SSDs since
earned the distinction of being the first oem to ship a terabyte SSD in a
regular height 2.5" form factor in
you looking for an alternative supplier to pureSilicon? With so many similar
companies in the 2.5" SSD market - it's difficult to single out direct
competitors - but if I had to choose one - it would be
In October 2008 - pureSilicon
emerged from stealth mode and said it is sampling the Renegade SSD - a rugged
MIL-STD-810F compliant 128GB SATA flash SSD with integrated
January 2009 - pureSilicon
said it is sampling the highest density
2.5" SSD - with
1TB capacity in a 9.5mm high form factor. Sustained read / write performance is
240MB/s and 215MB/s respectively. The
SATA SSD has latency
under 100 µsec and is rated at 50,000 read IOPS, and 10,000 write IOPS.
I asked if compression was involved in achieving the capacity - but was told -
no. Internally it's got 128 pieces of 64Gb MLC NAND.
2009 - pureSilicon
announced shipments for its Renegade R2 Series 2.5" SATA SLC flash
SSDs. Sequential R/W speeds are 255MB/s and 180MB/s respectively. IOPS
performance is:- 18,000 IOPS random read: (4K) and 1,200 IOPS random write.
Capacities upto 128GB in a low profile (9.5mm height)
2.5" form factor
and -40°C to +85°C operating temperature.
launched a 1.6TB
(2TB raw) 2.5" SATA eMLC SSD. The Nitro
N2 has average latency under 100 micro-seconds, R/W speeds upto 540/520 MB/s
and upto 130k random