BiTMICRO Presents First Ever 3.5-inch 2Gbit Dual-Port Fibre Channel 77 GB Solid State Flash Disk at COMDEX

11/18/2002 - BiTMICRO Networks, the established leader in introducing innovative solid state storage solutions, gave flash disk another shot by introducing a new version of its E-Disk 3F -- the world's first 2Gbit Dual-Ported Fibre Channel with 77 GB of pure flash memory storage capacity in a 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) footprint.

As the business enterprise, defense, telecommunications, networking, and aerospace industries computing systems become more technologically advanced and applications more complex, data integrity and security and high-speed access to data storage have become the key issues. BiTMICRO responded by delivering easy to integrate solid state Fibre Channel E-Disk 3F2 flash disk with unmatched performance and reliability that allows broader systems applicability, meeting the unique needs of each specific industry.

Harnessing the true power of the industry standard Fibre Channel interface, the E-Disk 3F2 solid state flash disk delivers greater than 12,500 IOPS (input/output per second), up to 400 MB/sec full duplex arbitrated loop data transfer rate and 42 microseconds access time. It is FC-PH, FC-AL 7.0, FCP-3, FC-PLDA and FC-FLA compliant and is available in storage capacities ranging from 512 MB to 77824 MB. It employs patented PowerGuard, FlashBus, and DataSentinel -- the most comprehensive data protection package in the industry.

Fibre Channel interface technology has become the most reliable solution for information storage and retrieval. Fibre Channel can support both single and multi-mode connections with highly reliable Gigabit interconnect technology. Fibre Channel offers the advantages of faster speed, more devices on the network, increase distance between devices, straight forward migration, and continued support of legacy systems.

"We have a relentless focus on our customers. Our new E-Disk 3F2 demonstrates that we listen and respond to our customers' industry-specific and company-specific needs," says Rudy Bruce, president of BiTMICRO. "Our latest technology advancements support a multitude of quick data access needs by businesses in a variety of industries while continuing to provide the highest level of data protection. We first delivered on the promise of ubiquitous storage implementation, and now we are pleased to provide even greater levels of enterprise-class storage functionality to meet the growing needs of our expanding customer base."

The E-Disks® flash disk solutions are also offered with IDE and SCSI interfaces in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDD footprints. The E-Disk product family requires no device drivers, is completely bootable and fully compatible with major platforms such as Linux, Solaris, Windows, MacOS and LynxOS, AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, NetBSD, OS/2, QNX, VxWorks, SCO Unixware and Open Server, Solaris X86, and Tru64.

E-Disks are ideal drop-in replacement for conventional rotating media such as HDD and tape drives that are not only prone to short production lives, but often fail in mobile computing and industrial environments where temperature fluctuations, shock, vibration, dust, moisture or magnetic fields are present. E-Disks also offer many advantages over other flash disks and solid state disks: industry-leading performance, extreme reliability and ruggedness, high storage density and capacity, low power, low weight, volatile and nonvolatile options.

BiTMICRO is showcasing the E-Disk 3F2 at COMDEX Booth 2266 in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 18-22, 2002. BiTMICRO plans to ship the first production this year, with the manufacturing ramp-up scheduled to begin in early 2003. For pricing and more E-Disk® technology information, contact BiTMICRO at 45550 Northport Loop East, Fremont, CA 94538. Sales Tel: +510-74E-DISK / +510-743-3475. Fax: +510-623-2342. E-mail:

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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