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.