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BiTMICRO promises super-capacity solid-state disk for Q3 2008

No, you didn't just misread the title to this article. BiTMICRO Networks is moving forward with plans to announce an 832GB SATA 2.5" solid-state disk (SSD) at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

The new 832GB SSD is a part of BiTMICRO's E-Disk Altima family and uses multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory to increase storage densities. BiTMICRO claims that the drive will "deliver sustained rates of up to 100 MB per second and up to 20,000 I/O operations per second."

"This latest product pre-announcement seeks to establish BiTMICRO’s commitment to deliver solid state storage in all market applications," said Rudy Bruce, BiTMICRO's Executive VP for Marketing and Sales. "We are excited to offer E-Disk Altima SATA flash solid state drive as a PC and enterprise storage alternative offering the best-in-class capacity, performance and reliability."

The 416GB counterpart to BiTMICRO's newest SSD entry was announced in early September 2007. At that time, BiTMICRO said that samples of its E-Disk Altima family would ship in Q1 2008 with production availability coming in March 2008.

BiTMICRO has since revised that forecast and projects that samples of the E-Disk Altima will be available during Q2 2008 with production models ranging from 32GB to 832GB coming in Q3 2008.

Pricing hasn't been announced for the massive 832GB drive, but expect to pay a pretty penny. Considering that 128GB SSDs can hover around the $4,000 USD mark, it's not too far-fetched to project that an 832GB SSD could be had for the price of a BMW 1-Series.

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By Alphafox78 on 1/4/2008 2:39:20 PM , Rating: 5
I am personally holding out for the exabyte model, coming Q4 2012.

RE: Exabtye
By SpaceRanger on 1/4/2008 2:47:32 PM , Rating: 2
They will probably announce it on Dec. 20th, 2012.. 1 Day before the "End of the World..." (Just do a find for End of the World within the page)

RE: Exabtye
By Shwanzig on 1/4/2008 3:06:07 PM , Rating: 2
to both, that price is gonna be ROFL$$

and wow to I can't believe people still think the world is gonna end in 2012

RE: Exabtye
By SpaceRanger on 1/4/2008 3:34:14 PM , Rating: 2
I don't believe in it.. I find it funny actually..

RE: Exabtye
By retrospooty on 1/4/2008 10:24:22 PM , Rating: 1
What will be funny is to see all these arse-wipes on Dec 21st thinking "dang, now I have to pay off all these credit cards I ran up".

RE: Exabtye
By CryptoQuick on 1/5/2008 2:29:13 PM , Rating: 5
You all are going to be sorry when the world ends and all you've done is pay your credit card bills.

RE: Exabtye
By Samus on 1/25/2008 5:14:17 AM , Rating: 2
and wow to I can't believe people still think the world is gonna end in 2012

December 20 2012 huh?

Sweet, sounds liek that night will be a sure thang'

RE: Exabtye
By TomCorelis on 1/4/2008 7:12:29 PM , Rating: 2
Man, I love how people equate numeric patterns with the apocalypse...

RE: Exabtye
By murphyslabrat on 1/6/2008 12:05:07 AM , Rating: 3
You know, if the bible says that no one knows the time of His coming; then, by extension, any predicted time is wrong...start predicting the end for every second, and it will never come. Expect every day to be your last, and it won't be!

Something to be said about taking scripture out of context, huh?

RE: Exabtye
By xphile on 1/6/2008 8:49:40 PM , Rating: 3
Ah so this is where Charlie Crews goes when he isn't on the set due to the writers strike... damn that was deep!

RE: Exabtye
By FNG on 1/6/2008 12:17:47 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, and they are man made patterns too. I do not think the earth, solar system or cosmos has an awareness of 12/20/2012 or 20/12/2012 however one chooses to write it.

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