BiTMICRO Networks Releases 3.5-inch Dual-Port 1Gbit Fibre Channel 77 GBytes Solid State Flash Disk

10/18/2002 - At the International Telemetering Conference ITC/USA 2002, BiTMICRO Networks, a premier supplier of high performance solid state flash disk drive storage devices and storage management solutions, unveils its new 1Gbit dual-port Fibre Channel component — E-Disk 3F1 flash-based solid state disk.

The world's first 3.5-inch E-Disk 3F1 is a new class of all-electronic Fibre Channel flash disk storage solution with no moving parts designed for systems that require high reliability and performance. It is perfect for data recording and critical mission applications in homeland security, military, aerospace, industrial, telecommunication and factory automation demanding 24 x 7 data availability under all conditions.

E-Disk 3F1 flash disk is designed to offer value for a fast, scalable and high availability storage solution. It provides I/O rates of up to 9,500 IOPS (Input/Output per second), a sustained Read and Write data throughput of up to 34 MB/sec, a burst data transfer rate of 200 MB/sec in an arbitrated loop and 48 microseconds access time.

The 1Gbit E-Disk 3F1 dual ported flash disk incorporates an industry standard Fibre Channel Single Connection Attachment 40-pin (FC-SCA-40) connector and internal logic compliance with FC-AL-2 and FC-PH topology and architecture specifications plus the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) for SCSI specifications and FC Private Loop Director Attach (FC-PLDA) technical report.

BiTMICRO's E-Disk 3F1 requires no batteries for non-volatility and provides instant response by virtually eliminating seek-time and latency. This flash disk can withstand operating temperatures from -40 to +85 degrees centigrade, 1,000 Gs of operating shock, and 120,000 feet operating altitude. It comes in an industry standard 3.5" form factor with capacities ranging from 512MB to 77 GB of pure solid state storage. It is hot swappable and highly reliable with over 2 million hours MTBF.

The E-Disk 3F1 is built on the patented and well-proven FlashBus technology and is a derivative of BiTMICRO's successful early series of E-Disk product line introductions. Like its early E-Disk IDE and SCSI flash disk predecessors, the plug-and-play E-Disk 3F1 solid-state disk features low power consumption and power saving commands.

It incorporates DataSentinel and PowerGuard, BiTMICRO's proprietary and the industry's most comprehensive data protection package. This product boasts an extremely powerful Error Correction Code logic and is capable of correcting multiple error bursts with no performance loss.

"The E-Disk 3F1 offers unparalleled advances in flash disk technology. It is a concrete example of our determination and ability to bring intelligent storage solutions to today's market place, while maintaining a clear vision that fills the needs of tomorrow," says Rudy Bruce, president of BiTMICRO Networks.

The E-Disk 3F1 is fully compatible with Linux, Solaris, Windows, MacOS, and LynxOS. Other operating systems supported include AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, NetBSD, OS/2, QNX, VxWorks, SCO Unixware and OpenServer, Solaris X86 and Tru64. It is a drop-in replacement for any standard 3.5-inch Fibre Channel hard disk or solid-state disk drive. The E-Disk® solid state drive solutions are also offered in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch with SCSI or IDE/ATA interface.

For pricing and more E-Disk technology information, visit the Web site at or contact BiTMICRO at 45550 Northport Loop East, Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Sales Telephone: +510-74E-DISK / +510-743-3475. Fax: +510-623-2342.

About BiTMICRO Networks
BiTMICRO Networks, Inc., a privately held California corporation, is the world's premier supplier of high performance solid state flash disk drive and storage management solutions. BiTMICRO's solutions offer unmatched performance, data availability, and manageability across a spectrum of platforms from entry systems to super computers. Their engineering methods, expertise and flexible system architecture bring to their clients highly reliable and upgradeable storage solutions and also address custom-design application requirements.

BiTMICRO®, E-Disk®, PowerGuard®, FlashBusTM, and BiTMICRO NetworksTM are trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.

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