Mmm, speed. pureSilicon has just introduced a pair of robust new solid state drives, each of which claim their own territory in the grand scheme of accolades. The Nitro N2, which is aimed at high-end enterprise and datacenter applications, delivers 6Gb/sec and up to 130K transactions per second, not to mention protection from host power fail events. Then there's the Renegade R4, which meets MIL-STD-810F standards and features self-encryption and security features. We're told that the Nitro N2, through the use of PIPA, is able to accelerate I/O performance by up to 400 percent while also boosting lifetime terabytes written by a similar factor. As for raw specs, the N2 offers up to 1.6TB of usable MLC, under ten watts of power consumption and read / write sequential speeds of 540MBps / 520MBps. It'll be sold in 7mm and 9.5mm form factors, with pricing to start at a staggering $1,995.

The R4 is engineered to meet the needs of defense, aerospace and medical customers, with up to 200GB of usable SLC, up to 60K of random read and random write IOPS, a SATA 6Gb/sec interface and up to 540MB/sec sequential read and 520MB/sec sequential write rates. It's self-encrypting beast with "military-grade, secure-erase algorithms for compliance," and the price on this guy will start at $1,155. Pre-orders are open now for a Q1 ship date, and you can dig in deeper through the press release just after the break.
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pureSilicon Sets New Industry Benchmarks with Fastest, Highest-Capacity 2.5" SATA SSDs for Performance-Driven Datacenter, Defense, & Aerospace Applications

Nitro N2 delivers 6 Gb/s and up to 130K transactions per second and offers protection from host power fail events, while Renegade R4 meets MIL-STD-810F standards and features self-encryption and security features.


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Nitro N2 SSD: designed for extreme enterprise and datacenter environments
Quote startThe new Nitro and Renegade product lines mean our customers can store more data in a smaller footprint, improve their total cost of ownership, and boost performance, reliability, security and data integrity in mission-critical applications.Quote end

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 09, 2012

(Storage Visions, booth 15): pureSilicon™ Inc. (http://www.puresi.com), innovator of high-performance storage technology for the industry's most demanding applications, has launched a refreshed line-up of advanced solid-state drives (SSD) that deliver uncompromised performance for customers who need unparalleled performance and reliability.

At this year's Storage Visions Conference, pureSilicon is unveiling two new lines of advanced SSD devices: the Nitro N2, which is aimed at high-end enterprise and datacenter applications; and the Renegade R4, which leverages components of the Nitro design and continues the evolution of the ruggedized device that has already seen success in the defense, aerospace, and medical sectors.

"pureSilicon continues to blaze a trail by providing high-performance and ruggedized storage solutions for the customers that cannot live with compromises in their storage systems," said Jason Breakstone, founder and CEO of pureSilicon. "The enhancements we've made to the Nitro and Renegade product lines mean our customers can store more data in a smaller footprint, improve their total cost of ownership, and boost performance, reliability, security and data integrity in their mission-critical applications."

Nitro N2 SSD: designed for extreme enterprise and datacenter environments

The latest Nitro N2 SSDs are the most advanced storage devices available today, delivering benchmark-setting performance of 6 Gb/second over a SATA interface. Nitro N2 features native command queuing, 32-bit DDR3 data buffer, and high-performance proprietary controller architecture that delivers twice the performance over competing technologies at small block sizes and line-rate performance during sequential operations. Nitro utilizes a patent-pending PIPA™ (parallel interface performance accelerator) architecture that increases I/O performance while reducing wear on the drive's flash array.

The Nitro N2, through the use of PIPA, is able to accelerate I/O performance by up to 400 percent while also boosting lifetime terabytes written by a similar factor. This technology is further enhanced by an improved, third-generation SATA interface that yields up to two times the overall throughput, reaching up to 540 MB/second. Data integrity and reliability is enhanced through a propriety power-supply design called VoltStream™ that monitors power quality and uses solid-state capacitors to provide energy during a host-side power fail event. Nitro N2 is available in capacities of up to 1.6 TB, offering the largest available capacity for a 2.5-inch, 9.5mm low-profile device.

Technical specifications: Nitro N2

Up to 1.6 TB usable MLC - the highest-density SSD available today (2 TB RAW)
Up to 130K random read and random write IOPS - the fastest-performing SATA SSD
SATA 6 Gb/s interface delivering up to 540 MB/s sequential read, 520 MB/s sequential write
Low power - under 10 Watts active
Low profile – 7.0 or 9.5 mm height
Proprietary design, architecture, and controller
Proprietary power supply with safe power-fail mechanism using solid-state capacitors
2X nanometer flash components
Pricing starting at: $1,995

Renegade R4 SSD meets the needs of demanding defense, aerospace and medical customers

The Renegade R4 SSD continues the evolution of pureSilicon's ruggedized product line. Renegade has demonstrated it can meet the needs of demanding defense, aerospace, and medical applications by providing a leading-edge off-the-shelf solution that generally would not be available for these applications. This product builds upon the previous Renegade line including the performance and reliability of the Nitro N2 and then adds SiPher™ self-encryption and security features including customer-defined and industry-specific secure-erase algorithms. Renegade products meet MIL_STD_810F requirements and can be potted and/or conformal-coated for additional reliability in extreme environments.

Technical specifications: Renegade R4

Up to 200 GB usable SLC - the highest-capacity rugged I-temp SSD available today
Up to 60K random read and random write IOPS - the fastest-performing rugged I-temp SSD
SATA 6 Gb/s interface delivering up to 540 MB/s sequential read, 520 MB/s sequential write
Self-encrypting drive with military-grade, secure-erase algorithms for compliance
VoltStream an innovative technology that monitors power quality and provides a safe power-fail mechanism using solid-state ceramic capacitors
Pricing starting at: $1,155

Energy-efficient and planet-friendly
pureSilicon is committed to energy efficiency and designs storage products that yield high performance per watt. Whether the goal is to increase productivity in a mobile environment or reduce energy costs in a datacenter, deploying pureSilicon SSDs will help achieve these objectives. Legacy storage products such as hard disk drives are becoming less energy-efficient as manufacturers strive for higher performance, whereas SSDs offer superior performance and scalability, with lower energy consumption.

Availability
Pre-orders of Nitro N2 and Renegade R4 in sample quantities for late Q1 shipment can be placed at the pureSilicon online store: http://www.puresi.com/store. Renegade R4 is built for select customers that meet certain criteria; volume orders for late Q1 shipment should be sent to sales(at)puresi(dot)com.