BiTMICRO to Launch an 832GB Version of the E-Disk Altima SATA Flash SSD in 2.5" Form Factor

BiTMICRO Networks has announced at the CES 2008 show in Las Vegas its plan to launch an 832GB version of the E-Disk Altima SATA flash SSD in 2.5-inch form factor.

E-Disk Altima E2A3GM flash SSD will utilize the multi-level cell type of NAND flash, which doubles the number of bits stored per memory cell compared to the single-level cell NAND, effectively increasing data density at low price points. What's more, BiTMICRO will be using its EDSA and LUNETA controllers to optimize the performance of the E-Disk Altima SATA flash SSD, allowing the drive to reach peak data transfer and I/O rates that are comparable with current SLC flash-equipped solid state drives.

The 2.5-inch E-Disk Altima E2A3GM flash SSD is estimated to deliver sustained rates of up to 100 MB per second and up to 20, 000 I/O operations per second. BiTMICRO further complements this SSD-level performance with enterprise-level capacities, as the E-Disk Altima SATA flash solid state disk can reach capacities of up to 832GB of pure solid-state flash storage. The drive offers SATA 3.0 Gbps support and "hot pluggable" capabilities to personal computing and enterprise applications requiring high capacity and high performance yet affordable solid state storage.

Sampling for the E-Disk Altima SATA solid state disk is expected to begin in Q2 2008 and will ship in volume by Q3 2008 in capacities ranging from 32GB to 832GB.

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