BiTMICRO is a name that should be familiar to many regular
readers of DailyTech. When most
companies announced 64GB
solid-state drives, BiTMICRO was there to wow the audience with 416GB
BiTMICRO is looking to impress again today with a new entry
in the enterprise storage arena. The company announced that its E-Disk Altima
Ultra320 SCSI SSD will now be offered in capacities ranging from 16GB
The SSDs uses ultra-fast, single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash
chips to offer sustained transfers of 230MB/sec -- burst speeds can reach a
maximum of 320MB/sec. In addition to incredible speed, BiTMICRO's E-Disk Altima
Ultra320 SCSI SSD feature BCH Error Correction Code and advanced wear-leveling
to alleviate fears of premature data corruption.
BiTMICRO's drives are targeted at aerospace, military and
industrial applications, so data integrity is of high importance. BiTMICRO says
that its SSDs can operate in temperatures ranging from -40C to 85C and can
withstand shocks of up to 1,500 Gs.
"Ruggedness has always been the strength of flash SSDs
in the military market, and the forthcoming addition of the E-Disk Altima
Ultra320 SSD to BiTMICRO’s line-up will shore up the company’s support for I/O
intensive and high-capacity applications," said Rudy Bruce, BiTMICRO's
Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales.
BiTMICRO expects to sample the new SSDs during the second
quarter of 2009. Volume shipment of the drives -- including the aforementioned
1.6TB model -- will begin during the third quarter.
As for pricing, you probably shouldn't even ask unless you
have access to a budget like this.
quote: BiTMICRO says that its SSDs can operate at temperatures ranging from -40C...
quote: including the aforementioned 1.6GB model