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Pliant (now SanDisk)

Revolutionary enterprise server SSD device sold to SanDisk for $327M
At a glance:

Pliant engaged Design 1st to develop an enclosure for a next-generation solid state drive (SSD) that would solve the tightly packed electronics memory boards thermal issues and distinguish the Pliant brand as first enterprise level SSD to market.

Exploded 3D CAD Model of 3.5 inch SSD drive
We highly valued Design 1st as our product development partner. Their design and engineering expertise was exactly what we needed to be successful.
- Mike Chenery, Founder and President, Pliant Technology
SLA Rapid Prototype Parts for assembly, parts fit and DFM
CNC Machined Prototype of External Housing for thermal tests
First Volume Production 2.5 inch SSD drive