BitMicro Networks is working on a 1.6TB solid state disk, the Altimate E3S320 will be the first SSD in the 3.5" format with a capacity above 1TB:
According to a company spokesman, BitMicro launched a solid-state 1TB drive last year but only for users of the Fiber Channel data-transfer format. The latest product, announced this week, has a SCSI, or Small Computer System Interface.
The Altima Ultra320 SCSI model is expected to ship in volume by the third quarter this year, the company spokesman said. "These models are targeted towards military, enterprise, and industrial applications requiring rugged high capacity and high performance," he said.
The drive is expected to ship in capacities ranging in density from 16GB to 1.6TB. The company has not yet disclosed pricing.
The speed of accessing data on the drive varies, but a single level cell NAND flash drive will provide sustained data-transfer rates of up to 230MB/sec, the company said.