BiTMICRO Releases 3.5-inch 77 GB Solid State Disk

BiTMICRO Networks today announced 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 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. It 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.

The unit requires no batteries for non-volatility and provides instant response by virtually eliminating seek-time and latency. The 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 with capacities ranging from 512 MB to 77 GB of pure solid state storage, is hot swappable and highly reliable with over 2 million hours MTBF.

“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.

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