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BitMicro Adds 4-Gbit SSD

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a bid to further strengthen its foray into the enterprise market, flash solid state disk (SSD) pioneer BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. announced at the Oracle OpenWorld 2007 event in San Francisco, California its plan to introduce to the market the E-Disk Altima™ 4Gbit Fibre Channel flash SSD.

The E-Disk® Altima™ E3F4FL flash SSD is designed to deliver high-bandwidth storage performance for enterprises handling volume data transfer applications, such as streaming video on demand, medical imaging, data mining, data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP). This solid state disk is expected to take full advantage of 4Gbit Fibre Channel technology by delivering sustained rates of more than 230 MB per second and upwards of 55,000 I/O operations per second.

Utilizing the latest high-density single level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory chips, the E-Disk® Altima™ E3F4FL flash SSD delivers a record-breaking storage capacity of up to 1.6 TB, allowing enterprises to handle ever increasing amounts of data while leveraging the performance benefits of 4Gbit FC technology at the same time. The E-Disk® Altima™ E3F4FL solid state disk is fully compatible with older 1 Gbit and 2 Gbit Fibre Channel devices, ensuring seamless integration with legacy FC-based storage networks.

“These upcoming E-Disk® Altima™ flash SSDs equipped with the latest in FC technology will benefit enterprise users who need to beef up their networked storage systems with the fastest, densest, and most reliable solid state disks," said Rudy Bruce, Executive VP for Marketing and Sales and CMO at BiTMICRO Networks. He further added, “The user’s IT investments are protected since the E-Disk® Altima™ E3F4FL flash SSD’s backward compatibility with previous Fibre Channel standards completely eliminates the need for collateral upgrades.”

BitMicro Networks Inc.