Like flash memory? Like good looks? pureSilicon has plenty of both, as evidenced by their introductions this evening. They're launching launched a new line of enterprise-focused storage devices, including the Kage K1 USB Flash Drive — an “impossibly thin” (4.5 mm) USB 3.0-based SSD drive.
It leverages the technology pioneered in pureSilicon’s recently announced Renegade and Nitro devices, making it available at a lower price point aimed at power users in the financial services, science, and engineering sectors, as well as creative professionals who need fast, high-capacity storage for digital media.
There's up to 240 GB usable MLC, a USB 3.0 interface, up to 400MB/sec transfer rates and pricing starting at $230.
The Kage K1 SATA SSD is based on the technology and features found in pureSilicon’s high-end Renegade SSD and Nitro SSD products, but employs eMLC NAND flash memory to bring PureSi’s reliability and performance to a wider audience. The Kage SATA series delivers 6 Gb/s and includes a proprietary power supply design called VoltStream that monitors power quality and uses solid-state capacitors to provide energy during a host-side power failure. Pricing on that one starts at $975, with up to 400GB of usable eMLC and a SATA 6Gbps interface.