BiTMICRO Unveils its 2.5M IOPS and 16GB/s E -Disk®SAN FC Flash Solid State Disk Storage Solution

Homeland Security, Enterprise, and High Performance Computing Applications to Reap the Most Benefits from Advanced Features of the E-Disk®SAN SZF Fibre Channel Flash-SSD; Capacities of Up to 16.5TB Available in a Single 48U Cabinet

Hannover, Germany - March 18, 2004 - - BiTMICRO® Networks, a pioneer in intelligent ATA / IDE, SCSI, USB, VME, Compact PCI, Firewire and Ethernet flash -based solid state disks, delivers a wave of major new system innovations in the E -Disk®SAN Fibre Channel storage solution. Unveiled publicly today at CeBIT 2004 in Hannover, Germany, the E -Disk®SAN FC is being showcased throughout the event at BiTMICRO's booth C2, stand 7G2, in the SAN/NAS Exchange Pavilion.


The E -Disk®SAN SZF Fibre Channel solid state disk drive storage solution establishes a new category of high I/O density storage solutions ideal for applications with high processing and high bandwidth requirements. The E -Disk®SAN SZF is designed to provide higher IOPS (I/O per second) performance with the highest levels of reliability for radar/sonar applications, digital signal processing, computer -aided engineering and simulations, medical imaging, video editing, real -time sensor processing, homeland security applications, i.e., facial recognition, medical imaging, and other business intelligence applications.

The E -Disk®SAN SZF allows uninhibited performance acceleration of enterprise applications by enabling hardware consolidation and providing spacious real estate for data streaming applications and I/O intensive files. Available in a 48U cabinet consuming less than 5,000 watts, the E -Disk®SAN SZF boasts a maximum capacity of 16.5 TB, which is the highest capacity solid state flash -based SAN solution available in the market today. BiTMICRO's E -Disk®SAN SZF is a true enterprise -class solid state storage solution, conforms to open standards, and is interoperable with most major operating systems and fibre channel switches.

In addition to its incredibly fast 16GB per second data transfer time and 2.5 million IOPS, the E -Disk®SAN SZF offers an impressive reliability specification of 400,000 hours MTBF. The reliability rating of the E -Disk®SAN SZF is based on testing in a 7x24x365 100% duty cycle enterprise -class workload environment and therefore is ideally suited for meeting the needs of IT professionals challenged by continuing server and storage consolidation issues.

Based on BiTMICRO's intelligent E -Disk® platform of flash solid state disks (SSDs), the E?Disk®SAN SZF is a SSD cache solution that comes with complete hardware redundancy, remote software management worldwide, and optional advanced RAID controller functionality for ease of use.

"As sweeping change continues across the storage industry, BiTMICRO has kept a laser focus on defense and enterprise storage platforms. Today's announcement demonstrates this focus and highlights the industry's broadest and most capable lineup of SAN offerings in the solid state flash disk drive market," comments Rudy Bruce, President of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.

"Through our E -Disk®SAN FC SSD storage offerings, BiTMICRO helps customers manage their information, providing them with SAN acceleration and storage consolidation while making use of their existing investments," adds Bruce.

BiTMICRO has continued to do more than anyone to improve, enhance, and innovate solid state disk storage platforms. With today's announcement, BiTMICRO delivers on its commitment to offer rapid product cycles, in many cases before its competitors have responded to their current generation.

While each product is best of breed in its class, customers get the added value of an entirely integrated family and data -in -place upgrades. With the fastest interfaces, the highest reliability, and the most mature product design, the E -Disk®SAN family provides solid state flash -based storage solutions at the lowest ownership costs.

About BiTMICRO Networks
BiTMICRO Networks (http://www.bitmicro.com), a privately held California corporation, is the leading provider of rugged and high performance non -volatile solid state disk, flash disk drive, and network storage and management solutions. E -Disk® storage solutions are offered with SCSI, IDE / ATA, Fibre Channel, USB, Firewire, Compact PCI, VME, PMC, and Ethernet interfaces in 2.5 -inch and 3.5 -inch hard disk drive footprints, single -wide PMC, 3U and 6U board, and 19 -inch rack mount configurations scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid state storage.

E -Disk®SAN StorView is a web -based SAN storage management software. E -Disk® SafeCapacity -Hotfile software complements E -Disk® storage solutions by effectively managing different types of disk subsystems and increasing complex data sets such that a constant high level of file system I/O performance is maintained.

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