Tuesday, February 5th 2008

BiTMICRO Goes Big, Introduces 1.6TB Ultra320 SCSI SSD Drive

BiTMICRO Networks, a pioneer in intelligent flash solid state storage solutions continues its relentless pursuit for storage innovation with the announcement of the E-Disk Altima E3S320 solid state flash disk. Claiming its seat as the manufacturer of the world’s first Ultra320 SCSI flash drive, this time the E-Disk Altima Ultra320 SCSI drive will offer an astounding 1.6 terabytes of storage capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor, a most welcome development for the highly demanding enterprise, military and industrial applications.


The E-Disk Altima Ultra320 SCSI flash SSD is expected to deliver a rigid host of storage advantages, including sustained data transfer rates of up to 230MB/sec (peaking at 320MB/sec in burst mode). The E3S320 flash solid state drive will utilize single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash which, when combined with BiTMICRO’s patented wear leveling and proprietary BCH Error Correction Code technologies, delivers unprecedented data integrity and drive longevity.

Given their mission critical nature and hostile operating environments, military, aerospace and industrial applications impose higher performance, security, and reliability standards for storage. E-Disk Altima Ultra320 SCSI solid state drive’s rugged specifications are projected to exceed these requirements by far, with operating temperatures between –40 degrees C to 85 degrees C, operating shock of up to 1500 Gs, and patented securErase and PowerGuard technologies.

“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,” remarked Rudy Bruce, Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales at BiTMICRO Networks. “This is a huge technological leap that virtually erased the advantages of other storage solutions in terms of capacity and performance,” Bruce explained.

"Military, industrial, and enterprise applications need rugged, reliable, and high performance storage solutions manufactured to their strict requirements," says Jeff Janukowicz, Research Manager for Solid State Drives at IDC. "SSDs deliver in these demanding applications that are not well served by other storage solutions. IDC expects over 60% of the worldwide SSD revenue in 2008 to come from these market segments."

Visit BiTMICRO Networks at Booth 605 of WEST 2008. WEST 2008 is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, aviation, shipbuilding, and more. The event runs from February 5-7, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

Sampling for the E-Disk Altima Ultra320 SCSI solid state disk is expected to begin in Q2 2008 and will ship in volume by Q3 2008 in capacities ranging from 16GB to 1.6TB. For pricing and more E-Disk Altima flash drive solid state disk storage technology information, visit http://www.bitmicro.com.Source: BiTMICRO
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18 Comments on BiTMICRO Goes Big, Introduces 1.6TB Ultra320 SCSI SSD Drive

#1
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
:twitch: :twitch: :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

woah 1.6tb ssd!
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
bet that thing has an insane bandwidth think of raid 0 on some of those :eek:


haha i wonder what the cost is :roll:
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#3
Hawk1
by: cdawall
bet that thing has an insane bandwidth think of raid 0 on some of those :eek:
Think of mortgaging the house on those:laugh:

Will be great once SSD come down in price a little closer to regular spindle drives.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
1.6 TB SSD :eek:

How much does it cost? ~$100,000?

okay where's my jaw?
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#6

I Just need a Cheap 32 or 64 GB SSD for Windows to fired up!
So please make cheap SSDs! 1.6TB is good for pushing down the price! :)
"Make It So!" (TNG)
#7
magibeg
Shock resistant to 1500G's. Make it external so you can shake it while playing games when you're angry :P
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: magibeg
Shock resistant to 1500G's. Make it external so you can shake it while playing games when you're angry :P
hey make them External USB & stackable like th Lacie Lego external HDD's so i can build myself a new computer chair out of stacked external SSD's & if their cheap enough why not a computer desk aswell
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#9
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
U320? Why? It's outdated. Why not SAS?
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#10
thebeephaha
by: DanTheBanjoman
U320? Why? It's outdated. Why not SAS?
QFT...

SCSI is crap compared to SAS in almost every way...
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#11
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: DanTheBanjoman
U320? Why? It's outdated. Why not SAS?
Probably because there is a lot of Ultra320 and Ultra160 being used in the industries that will incorporate these types of devices and they want to simply swap in the drive, without having to upgrade other stuff.
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#12
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: Kreij
Probably because there is a lot of Ultra320 and Ultra160 being used in the industries that will incorporate these types of devices and they want to simply swap in the drive, without having to upgrade other stuff.
When spending these amounts and having to store so much data you can afford to upgrade the rest of the server as well. Upgrading servers isn't as common as upgrading desktops.
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#13
mdm-adph
by: DanTheBanjoman
When spending these amounts and having to store so much data you can afford to upgrade the rest of the server as well. Upgrading servers isn't as common as upgrading desktops.
Well, obviously it means that these drives are going to be so ridiculously cheap as to make upgrading the rest of the server unnecessary. :p
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#14
effmaster
1.6 Terrabytes WOW.

This size capacity isnt gradually increasing.

ITS MULTIPLYING ITSELF
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#15
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: DanTheBanjoman
When spending these amounts and having to store so much data you can afford to upgrade the rest of the server as well. Upgrading servers isn't as common as upgrading desktops.
This is in most cases true, but not necessarily when the servers are built into ... oh say ... an aircraft carrier or stealth fighter. ;)
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#16
newconroer
by: Kreij
This is in most cases true, but not necessarily when the servers are built into ... oh say ... an aircraft carrier or stealth fighter. ;)
I would hope whatever they're using on stealth fighters, is a little bit more potent than SCSI :D
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#17
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Id love to have this, minus the SCSI stuff, I dont have a hookup for that :)
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: btarunr
1.6 TB SSD :eek:

How much does it cost? ~$100,000?

okay where's my jaw?
haha or $67 if dell messes up again
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