BiTMICRO Unveils E-Disk Altima E2A3 416GB 2.5-in SATA Flash Disk Drive

BiTMICRO Networks, Inc., pioneer in flash solid state storage solutions, announced the expansion of its intelligent flash IDE/ATA, SCSI, and Fibre Channel SSD line up with the coming of the E-Disk® Altima(TM) E2A3 Serial ATA (SATA) solid state flash drive. This 2.5-inch, flash based solid state SATA drive is capable of storing up to 416GB of data and sustaining transfer rates of up to 100MB/sec, making it ideal for mobile computing, embedded and networked storage solutions. Volume shipments are expected to begin by Q2 2008.

The E-Disk® Altima(TM) SATA drive is among the new generation of E-Disk solid state disks supported by the EDSA(TM) DMC and LUNETA(TM) MFI ASICs. The SATA drive can withstand shock and vibration up to 1,500 G and 16.5 Gs respectively. Mobile computing applications are set to benefit from these features since the 2.5-inch E-Disk® Altima(TM) E2A3 is a drop-in replacement for drives used in business laptops or rugged portable PCs.

Since its inception, SATA has gained the nod of industry experts as the interface provided advancements over its predecessor parallel ATA (PATA), also known as ATA/IDE. Among its advantages is a point-to-point interface that connects storage devices such as hard disks, DVD, and CD-RW drives to the PC motherboard. It also has a scalable interface solution that supports several speed doublings to address the needs of future storage devices. With SATA, there is no need for interaction between devices as a direct connection is provided to the host via a dedicated link.

“The E-Disk® Altima(TM) E2A3 SATA drive is another vital contribution of BiTMICRO to the consumer and enterprise storage users and adds another feather to our engineering cap,” said Rudy Bruce, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales and CMO of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. “BiTMICRO continually innovates the capabilities of flash memory long before computer and storage manufacturers have realized the robustness, low power consumption, and speed of solid state storage. The E-Disk® Altima(TM) series, in particular the E2A3 SATA drive, helps storage users get in sync with the next generation of multi-core processors and performance-hungry operating systems that are coming out of the market,” Bruce explains.

The Enhanced Datamover and Storage Accelerator (EDSA(TM)) DMC is a proprietary controller that succeeds the highly successful disk controller chipset of BiTMICRO®’s electronic disk technology. The EDSA(TM) DMC supports large block NAND flash as well as single, dual, quad-die flash devices, allowing BiTMICRO to hike E-Disk solid state disk capacities to terabytes of pure flash memory.

EDSA(TM) goes hand in hand with the Logical Unifier of Extensive Transfer Arrays (LUNETA(TM)) MFI, BiTMICRO’s proprietary flash memory management interface controller that is designed to orchestrate massively parallel and multi-block I/O operations on large arrays of flash devices. LUNETA(TM) supports both NAND (SLC or MLC) and AND types of flash memory and is typically used in designs to complement the EDSA(TM) DMC in applications that require scalability and management of larger amounts of flash devices.

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For pricing and more E-Disk® Altima flash drive solid state disk storage technology information, contact BiTMICRO at 47929 Fremont Boulevard, CA 94538 USA. Sales Telephone: +1 510-74E-DISK / +1 510-743-3475, Fax: +1 510-743-3155. E-mail:

About BiTMICRO Networks
BiTMICRO® Networks is the leading provider of high performance non-volatile solid state disk and semiconductor solutions. The Company’s flagship product, the E-Disk® SSD, is offered with SATA, SCSI Narrow and Wide, IDE/ATA and Fibre Channel interfaces in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard disk drive footprints scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid state storage.

E-Disk®, BiTMICRO®, Altima(TM), EDSA(TM) and LUNETA(TM) are registered trademarks and trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.