Bitmicro’s new E-Disk Altima E2A3GL 461GB 2.5-inch flash drive for military and industrial applications will be available next year. Designed for extreme conditions and durability, this is the largest SSD portable drive we’ve seen so far. Bitmicro claims this 416GB solid state disk (SSD) can operate between -40 and 85 degrees celcius and endure more than 1.9 million hours of usage.
The E-Disk Altima will be available in smaller capacities, from 4GB to 288GB. Pricing is sure to be through the roof when they become available, with your tax dollars probably buying up the bulk of them. The company is aiming for a March 2008 release date.
While most consumers and businesses won’t be able to afford the E-Disk Altima, it’s another indication of the future of SSD drives.