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

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.

  • dogman_1234
    Meh...
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  • hemburger
    amazing... imagine ssd's 10 years to come from now :)
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  • nevertell
    So I can plug it in my iPod ?
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  • archange
    What kind of controller do these things employ?
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  • oxxfatelostxxo
    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
    I sure hope this makes the prices of the other SSDs that aren't this fast , drop.........
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  • clownbaby
    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
    giggity
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  • ltbob
    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
    slow...where are the 400mb+ ssd weve been reading so much about?
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