The Altima E3S320 solid state is the first in the 3.5-inch format to advertise
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
The drive is expected to ship in
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.
The company sells a wide range of small drives in the Altima family in various capacities from 3GB and up, and in Fiber Channel, SAS, Serial ATA and SCSI formats.
Solid-state drives are popular with the military because they offer the security of being able to remove them from a system and secure them elsewhere. The new drive debuted at
Colin Barker of ZDNet UK reported from London.