BiTMICRO Rolls Out 3.5 155GB Fibre Channel Solid-State Flash Drives

3/4/2004 - BiTMICRO® Networks, a pioneer in intelligent flash ATA / IDE, SCSI, USB, VME, Compact PCI, Firewire and Ethernet, reinforcing its position as the leading provider of innovative solid-state flash drives, introduced the high capacity E-Disk® Fibre Channel solid state disk (SSD) at 155GB in a 3.5" form factor. With this pronouncement, it becomes the 3.5" solid-state Fibre Channel flash drive with the highest capacity available in the market today.

BiTMICRO's E-Disk® Fibre Channel is a pure solid-state, non-volatile flash drive, designed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of enterprise applications. They feature patented FlashBusTM storage technology to speed up performance, eliminate system bottlenecks and offer durable storage for easy installation and start-up. It requires no device drivers for installation and operation. This high end solid state disk supports duplex burst rates of up to 400 MB/s, boasting of sustained read rates of up to 70 MB/s, sustained write rates of up to 48MB/s and 9,800 IOPS.

The rising deployment of business intelligence, OLTP (online transaction processing), decision support systems and other transaction-intensive applications is putting a premium on rapid information transfer, access and retrieval. These Fibre Channel E-Disk® solid-state drives' impressive performance therefore makes it ideal for applications that exhibit grueling, rapid-fire data access brought forth in transactional and high storage bandwidth environments.

The E-Disk® Fibre Channel dual ported solid state disk storage device comes with 40-pin SCA 2 connectors and an MTBF of 2 million hours that make it ideal for "hot swap" applications. Its unmatched combination of features such as low power consumption, high density and non-volatility (without the need for battery/UPS or HDD back-up) also makes it the ideal storage building block for RAID arrays and SES/SEI-compliant Fibre Channel SAN rack mounted enclosures commonly found in highly controlled and mission-critical data center environments.

"Our solid state flash drives are often deployed by enterprise applications as a performance booster by having them host frequently accessed or hot files," comments Rudy Bruce, President of BiTMICRO Networks. "This new breed of higher density 3.5-inch SSDs opens up a lot more opportunities for data streaming applications such as high-definition video editing & rendering that simply have to locate larger amounts of data onto flash memory for improved performance. We are now able to deliver the benefits of enhanced speed, reliability and low power consumption for these demanding applications with double the storage capacity, on the same footprint," adds Bruce.

For E-Disk® Fibre Channel solid-state disk drive storage technology information, pricing and availability, call +1 510-74E-DISK / +1 510-743-3475, e-mail or visit

About BiTMICRO Networks
BiTMICRO Networks (, a privately held California corporation, is the world's premier supplier of rugged and high performance non-volatile solid-state disk, flash disk drive, and network storage and management solutions. E-Disk® storage solutions are offered with SCSI, IDE / ATA, Fibre Channel, USB, Firewire, Compact PCI, VME, PMC and Ethernet interfaces in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard disk drive footprints, single-wide PMC, 3U and 6U board, and 19-inch rack mount configurations scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid state storage.

E-Disk®SAN StorView software is a web based storage management software for E Disk®SAN. E-Disk® SafeCapacity-Hotfile software complements E-Disk® storage solutions by effectively managing different types of disk subsystems and increasing complex data sets such that a constant high-level of file system I/O performance is maintained.

E-Disk®s, BiTMICRO Networks® and BiTMICRO® are registered trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks Inc.

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