BitMicro has announced a flash memory-based solid state drive (SSD) with wide-ranging capacities of up to 1.6TB.
The drive, which comes in a 3.5-inch format and supports 4Gbit/sec Fibre Channel connectivity, could take on a core element of the hard disk drive market which uses the same format.
SSDs access data in microseconds, instead of the millliseconds required of traditional hard drives. The BitMicro E-Disk Altima 4GB FC delivers more than 55,000 IOPS and has a sustained data transfer rate over 230MB/sec. By comparison, a fast hard drive for example will run at around 300 IOPS.
BitMicro says its new line of SSD drives range in storage capacity from 16GB to 1.6TB. The company website says it can reach the maximum capacity of 640GB in a 1-inch format, so two and a half 1-inch units would be needed to achieve a 1.6TB capacity.
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