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Foremay Enterprise SSDs with SAS 6.0 Gbps

Thursday Foremay revealed its EC188 D-series 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch solid state drive series designed for enterprise servers and workstations applications. The company is currently shipping the drives in small quantities for now, however Foremay indicated that volume production is scheduled to kick in sometime in August.

Boasting a SAS (serial Attached SCSI) 6.0 Gbps interface, the new EC188 D-series offers capacities of up to 400 GB. Foremay's SSDs also deliver high random read/write IOPs up to 30,000/25,000, read speeds of up to 250 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 200 MB/s. Foremay said that this new line is ideal for 3D modeling, medical imagine, high end gaming machines, and many other applications.

"Our SAS solid state drives are designed to meet the ever increasing demands for SSD applications for enterprise servers and other high end computing machines," said Jason Hoover, Foremay’s VP Marketing. "With high IOPS, high reliability and long endurance combined in the SAS SSD, system owners can now significantly reduce the system hardware TOC and maintenance cost, as well as annual electricity bills, especially in large scale enterprise server clusters and data centers."

The full press release can be accessed in PDF form here. Stay tuned for actual drive capacities, availability, and pricing.

  • babybeluga
    A price range would have been nice.
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  • restatement3dofted
    High-end gaming thrown in with medical imaging and 3D modeling? Since gaming benefits so greatly from the addition of a SSD, right? "Oh, thank God, I won't get any boost to FPS, but I can kiss those eight pesky seconds of load times every hour goodbye! And for only a few hundred dollars!"
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  • spoofedpacket
    "Foremay Enterprise SSDs with SAS 6.0 Gbps"

    Why not just say SAS2? Just about every SAS drive today has this interface, with SAS1 drives going end of life rapidly.

    restatement, you aren't going to really see much gain off a SAS2 drive for gaming. Just about everything multiplayer has a timer at the start of matches to let the slow machines get loaded as to not give the SSD people an advantage. My Intel SSD does load levels quicker but I'm still sitting there twiddling my thumbs for 15 seconds.
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  • backin5
    medical imagine

    I believe you meant to write "medical imaging", Kevin.
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  • hajila
    My computer is topped out in every other aspect, but I was always bottlenecking on the hard drive. Going from a 7,200 rpm hard drive to a high performance SSD did improve my fps. I now see slightly higher frame rates on high res games, but most importantly it has smoothed out the peaks and valleys of fps. SSD is well worth the money if you need the best.
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  • sliem
    SSDs are for hardcores: either programmers or gamers. Of course if you've got the money, there's no stopping you. "Hey I'm rich, I bought 256GB SSD because I need to check my emails and browse internet at the same time."
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  • From an enterprise standpoint, those IOPS numbers are insane for 1 disk. When you are pushing a 100% virtual environment running everything on a high speed SAN, the first bottleneck you will come to is IOPS on the SAN. A high quality SAN filled with those disks would achieve 100x the IOPS of a lot of current SANs out there now. Impressive.
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  • lauxenburg
    Meh, I still don't see why Enterprise drives have to be SAS. There isn't much difference between SAS and SATA....honestly. And the cheapest SAS drives cost more than my Motherboard and CPU combined...
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  • bison88
    hajilaMy computer is topped out in every other aspect, but I was always bottlenecking on the hard drive. Going from a 7,200 rpm hard drive to a high performance SSD did improve my fps. I now see slightly higher frame rates on high res games, but most importantly it has smoothed out the peaks and valleys of fps. SSD is well worth the money if you need the best.

    Very true, I never even thought about it until I spent the money later on in life to buy a high speed system. The hard drive transfer rates really kill an otherwise superior hardware machine. I finally took the steps to invest in a RAID0 system though. I got (3) 640GB WD Black drives for 1/3 the price total of one 256GB SSD. Read and Write speeds pushing nearly 300MB. I am extremely happy. Someday prices will come down and I can hopefully upgrade those three drives with 3 2TB SSD's without having to spend more then $500. Hopefully its this decade.
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  • shin0bi272
    backin5I believe you meant to write "medical imaging", Kevin.no hes been watching that GE commercial too much the one where they play "so happy together" in the background...
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