pureSilicon may not be a mainstay like Western Digital or Seagate
the storage arena, but it's a growing force in the world of solid state drives
. The company's latest offering is a high-performance, rugged
drive that promises blistering transfer rates, densities up to 256GB
and a rugged/durable design. For those scared of intrusion, it's also
available with encryption.
The Renegade R2 is the drive in question, and it's now shipping to
those willing to pay a premium to get speeds that are much faster than
those offered by mere HDDs. The drive meets MIL-STD-810F standards
while offering 255 MB/s read performance and 180 MB/s write
performance. It also has improved IOPS (random read: 18,000 IOPS @ 4K;
random write: 1,200 IOPS @ 4K), and the proprietary SiPher data
security tech ensures that only you (or your most trusted friends) have
access to the data.
They're available right now in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB
sizes (in a SATA II setup, low-profile 9.5mm height 2.5" form factor);
the 256GB, PATA and 1.8" form factor drives will start shipping in Q1
2010 alongside the encrypted versions.
pureSilicon Unveils Latest Line of Fast, Ruggedized, High-Capacity SSDs for Military/Defense
New Renegade R2 meets MIL-STD-810F standards while offering 255 MB/s
performance, densities up to 256GB, rugged and durable design, and
Clifton, New Jersey – pureSilicon™ Inc. (www.puresi.com)
is now shipping Renegade™ R2, its latest generation of ruggedized
solid-state drives (SSD), designed to deliver uncompromised performance
in the harshest conditions. Renegade R2 Series SSDs offer enhanced read
and write speeds (sequential read: 255MB/s; sequential write: 180MB/s),
improved IOPS (random read: 18,000 IOPS @ 4K; random write: 1,200 IOPS
@ 4K) and proprietary SiPher™ data security technology. The drives are
available immediately in a wide range of densities (4GB, 8GB, 16 GB,
32GB, 64GB, 128GB) with SATA II configuration, in a low profile (9.5mm
height) 2.5-inch form factor. 256GB, PATA, 1.8-inch form factor, and
encryption versions will start shipping in Q1 2010.
“pureSilicon is dedicated to providing high-performance, rugged storage
solutions to the defense, military, industrial, and government
markets,” said Jason Breakstone, founder and CEO of pureSilicon. “While
many SSD manufacturers are focusing their efforts on the mass consumer
markets, pureSilicon is committed to designing and delivering
technologies that will provide significant benefits to our customers
such as full-disk encryption and data declassification methods.
Renegade R2 is designed to operate in the harshest conditions.”
High performance with real-world* specifications:
• Capacity: 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256GB using SLC flash
• Sequential Read: 255MB/s
• Sequential Write: 180MB/s
• Random Read: 18,000 IOPS @ 4K
• Random Write: 1,200 IOPS @ 4K
• Average Power: < 1.0W
Other features include:
• Renegade R2 uses the latest 34nm flash technology.
• Real-time 256-, 192-, or 128-bit AES (CBC or ECB) hardware-driven encryption/decryption.
• Secure-erase data declassification methods that meet strict government policies.
• Supports Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology
(SMART), Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Advanced Host Controller
Interface (AHCI), and other advanced SATA commands.
• Conforms to SATA 2.6 and ATA-7 specifications.
• Features advanced wear-leveling and over-provisioning
techniques to improve performance, prolong drive life, and boost
*pureSilicon publishes steady-state performance results. These are
achieved by performing proper preconditioning, which prepares the drive
for real-world usage scenarios and yields realistic performance
benchmarks. Other SSD manufacturers claim ‘clean’ (new) drive
performance specifications on a new drive, and users should expect to
see performance reductions in real world use as a clean drive settles
into its stabilized (steady) state — once the drive is nearing capacity
and is consistently performing garbage collection, wear leveling, and
pureSilicon Renegade R2 SSDs are rugged and reliable
Renegade R2 SSDs perform in environments where heat, vibration, and
humidity preclude the use of traditional hard disk drives or regular,
‘consumer-grade’ SSDs. Renegade R2 ensures compliance with
MIL-STD-810F, a military standard that requires the SSD to sustain
reliable operation during a series of rigorous tests that validate its
ability to endure the harsh environments typical of extreme industrial
and military applications.
Renegade R2 is a durable component that will continue to deliver high
performance when other hard drives and SSDs would have failed.
Ruggedized highlights include conformal coating, precision potting, and
a hard-anodized unibody enclosure carved from a single piece of
aluminum. pureSilicon uses components that can tolerate extreme
temperatures, shock, and vibration, enabling Renegade R2 to perform
from -40C to +85C. All Renegade R2 drives use industry-standard,
single-level cell flash (SLC) to enhance reliability and long-term
SiPher Technology – Full-disk encryption and data declassification ensure data protection
A dedicated on-board cryptographic processor provides hardware-driven
256-bit AES encryption that delivers instantaneous encryption and
decryption of data. Renegade R2 can be authenticated through many
different methods such as PIN/password, trusted platform module (TPM),
smart card, universal serial bus (USB), or biometrics that use a unique
‘key’ to unlock the drive. Without the key, data that has been stored
on the Renegade R2 will be incomprehensible to anyone who tries to
Data declassification technology is used to ensure all data written to
the Renegade R2, whether encrypted or not, is securely erased.
Individual government organizations have different policies that
require data be erased using special algorithms. Out of the box,
Renegade R2 is capable of deploying many of the standard government
data declassification algorithms.
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.
Available for immediate delivery
Renegade R2 is available immediately in a wide range of densities (4GB,
8GB, 16 GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB) with SATA II configuration, in a low
profile (9.5mm height) 2.5-inch form factor. 256GB, PATA, 1.8-inch form
factor, and encryption versions will start shipping in Q1 2010. For
pricing and volume information, please visit http://www.puresi.com or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About pureSilicon Inc.
pureSilicon is redefining storage by developing leading-edge
solid-state storage devices based on flash memory technologies,
including the world’s only 1-terabyte 2.5-inch SSD. 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.