pureSilicon has announced the highest-density SSD available, their 1TB Nitro Series. Four of the drives deliver 4TB in the same space as a standard 3.5-inch HDD, so server footprint requirements and energy consumption is reduced.
According to the company, the 1TB Nitro SSD has the most compact SSD per gigabyte: 15.40GB per cubic centimeter in a 2.5-inch form-factor, or at least three times greater than any other SSD on the market, they say.
Naturally, the new line of SSDs is designed for server, networking, datacenter, supercomputing, professional media, etc.
The company benchmarked the drives at speeds approaching the maximum bus speed of SATA II (300 MB/s).
- 1TB SSD in 2.5-inch form-factor (highest density ever at 2.5-inch)
- 300MB/s SATA II interface
- Capacities: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1024GB
- Transfer rate: 300MB/sec
- Sustained read: 240MB/sec
- Sustained write: 215MB/sec
- Random read (IOPS 4K): 50,000
- Random write (IOPS 4K): 10,000
- MTTF: 2.0 million hours
- Temperature (operating): 0°C to +70°C
- Temperature (non-operating): -45°C to +85°C
- Shock (operating): 1500G, duration 0.5ms, half sine wave
- Vibration (operating): 20G peak, 10~2,000Hz, x3 axis
- Active power: 4.8W typical
- Idle power: 0.1W typical
- 2.5in form factor: 100.2mm x 69.85mm x 9.5mm
The Nitro Series SSDs will be available in Q3 2009, pricing TBD.