BitMicro announced last week that it's going to release a solid state disk with a capacity of 1.6TB!
The 3.5-inch 4Gb Fibre Channel E-Disk Altima E3F4FL flash disk is designed to deliver high-bandwidth storage performance for volume data transfer applications, such as streaming video on demand, medical imaging, data recording, data mining, data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP). This solid state drive is expected to take full advantage of 4 Gb FC 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 4 Gb FC 3.5-inch E-Disk Altima E3F4FL flash disk delivers a record-breaking storage capacity of up to 1.6 TB of pure solid state storage, allowing users 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 drive is fully compatible with older 1 Gbit and 2 Gbit FC devices, ensuring seamless integration with legacy FC-based storage networks.
The 3.5" E-Disk Altima 4 Gb Fibre Channel SSDs will be available in the first quarter of 2008 in capacities from 16GB to 1.6TB. Pricing details are unavailable.