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Foremay Claims ''World's Fastest'' 1.8-inch SSDs

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These SSDs range in thickness from 5-mm to 3.3-mm.

Tuesday Pasadena-based Foremay, Inc. announced that it shipped the "world's fastest" super-slim SSDs using standard 1.8-inch micro SATA SSD interfaces.

Ranging in thickness from 5-mm to 3.3-mm, the new Foremay SSDs--the SC199, EC188 and OC177 product families--will deliver read/write speeds up to 280 MB/s, and 4 KB random IOPS of 30,000 (read) and 15,000 (write). The drives will also offer capacities up to 400 GB and arrive in a form factor 7-mm less than an American Express card.

According to Foremay, the SSDs will be capable of being deployed in high-end laptops, industrial PCs, HPC and enterprise servers.

"By offering both commercial and industrial operating temperatures, the 1.8-inch SATA SSD empowers design engineers with great flexibility and easy use for designing the next generation of slim and compact size computers for commercial, enterprise and industrial applications," said Foremay VP of Marketing Jason Hoover.

In its announcement Tuesday, Foremay said that the SC199 family was built for industrial operating temperatures using a 5-mm thickness and metal housing. The EC188 model will be for commercial operating temperatures and will also sport a 5-mm thickness and metal housing. The OC177 will be the thinnest of the batch, arriving in a 3.3-mm thick housing-free design for both commercial and industrial operating temperatures.

Currently all three SSD families offer additional models ranging from 1.8-inch IDE models to 3.5-inch SCSI versions. Although pricing was not provided, the SSDs can be purchased straight from the manufacturer.

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    dogman_1234 , November 5, 2010 5:15 AM
    Meh...
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    hemburger , November 5, 2010 5:33 AM
    amazing... imagine ssd's 10 years to come from now :) 
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    nevertell , November 5, 2010 5:45 AM
    So I can plug it in my iPod ?
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    archange , November 5, 2010 6:19 AM
    What kind of controller do these things employ?
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    oxxfatelostxxo , November 5, 2010 6:20 AM
    Quote:
    So I can plug it in my iPod ?


    No, you need the special issd to do that, which will also cost you 5x as much.

    Anyway quite impressive... i dont want to see the pricetag however.. it will only make me cry
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    alyoshka , November 5, 2010 6:28 AM
    I sure hope this makes the prices of the other SSDs that aren't this fast , drop.........
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    clownbaby , November 5, 2010 6:38 AM
    15000 4kb IOPS write? Sandforce drives do 50000 4kb IOPS and 285mb/s read/ 275mb/s write and are available in the same 1.8" format. Why is this news?

    Headline should read "Unknown Company Makes Mediocre Drive"

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    enzo matrix , November 5, 2010 10:14 AM
    giggity
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    ltbob , November 5, 2010 10:30 AM
    clownbaby15000 4kb IOPS write? Sandforce drives do 50000 4kb IOPS and 285mb/s read/ 275mb/s write and are available in the same 1.8" format. Why is this news? Headline should read "Unknown Company Makes Mediocre Drive"


    You didn't even read the title.. Foremay Claims ''World's Fastest'' 1.8-inch SSDs

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    nebun , November 5, 2010 11:14 AM
    slow...where are the 400mb+ ssd weve been reading so much about?
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    jazz84 , November 5, 2010 1:34 PM
    SSD on IDE? If you can spend that much on modern storage, you can spend that much to upgrade from a legacy platform that can't even leverage full performance from your investment...
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    ntrceptr , November 5, 2010 2:06 PM
    What i really want to know is why are they pushing SSD's on people for an OS drive....windows is constantly writing stuff to the swap file and such. SSD's suffer from the same problem as a usb thumb drive and will fail after so many writes. I've gone thru 2 thumb drives already where i balance my checkbook on a spreadsheet everyday and save it. Can Toms test one of these SSDs with constant data writes and see when it will fail. How many writes til failure? How long will it last under these conditions?
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    descendency , November 5, 2010 2:35 PM
    hemburgeramazing... imagine ssd's 10 years to come from now

    You mean imagine what replaced SSDs in 10 years.
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    dEAne , November 6, 2010 5:06 AM
    hope it is affordable too.
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    iamtheking123 , November 7, 2010 9:18 AM
    Who's Foremay?