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pureSilicon is 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 SSD.
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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

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Who's who in SSD?- by Zsolt Kerekes, editor

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 SATA SSD, military SSD and industrial SSD lists. The company has been shipping SSDs since 2008 and earned the distinction of being the first oem to ship a terabyte SSD in a regular height 2.5" form factor in 2009.

Are 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 SMART.
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selected pureSilicon milestones - from SSD Market History.

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 encryption.

In 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.

In October 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.

In January 2012 pureSilicon launched a 1.6TB usable (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 IOPS.
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