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BiTMICRO launches 'world's first Ultra320 SCSI solid state flash disk drive'

Posted: 02 Nov 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:association of the united state army? ausa? bitmicro networks? e-disk 3s320d? solid state flash disk drive?

During the Association of the United State Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting 2004, BiTMICRO Networks announced its recent shipment of the E-Disk 3S320D, touted to be the world's first Ultra320 SCSI solid state flash disk drive.

The E-Disk 3S320D conforms to the ANSI SCSI-3 SPI-4 standards. Like its predecessors, this new version of the Ultra Wide SCSI flash disk is suitable for embedded and applied computing applications that require high reliability, performance, data security and ruggedness, such as telecom infrastructure network elements, pipeline monitoring, digital mapping, financial on-line transactions and homeland defense security. U320 SCSI offers twice the speed (320MBps burst rate) and greater reliability than the Ultra160 SCSI interface, added the company.

"The E-Disk Ultra320 SCSI flash drive will help companies face the challenge of managing huge amounts of data by providing lightning speed throughput via a solid state storage solution that can be easily implemented into existing computing infrastructures," said company president Rudy Bruce. "Low switching costs due to backward compatibility, coupled with SCSI scalability, make the E-Disk U320 SCSI an appropriate solution for the expanding server and storage needs of networked enterprises."

The E-Disk Ultra320 SCSI is OS independent and features up to 42?s access time and a maximum IOPS of 12,500. Sustained R/W rate is 68MBps (max) and burst R/W rate is 320MBps (max). This pure solid state/non-volatile drive can handle operating shock of up to 1,500 Gs and extreme temperatures from -40C to 85C. MTBF is 2 million hours.

Available in a 3.5-inch form factor, maximum capacity for the new solid state flash disk drive is pegged at 155GB. The drive has a half pitch DB68 connector compliant with SCSI ANSI standards, does not require any device driver, and is completely bootable. Other key features include skew compensation, domain validation, double-transition data transfers, free-running clock and cyclic redundancy check.

The E-Disk Ultra320 SCSI product line is 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.

More information can be found at the company's website.

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