Foremay has introduced a 1TB 2.5″ SATA solid-state drive alongside the industry-leading 2TB 3.5″ SATA SSD, as the company expects to see an increased demand in SSD products for the enterprise.
The EC188 M-series model-V includes 200 MB/s read/write speeds, and can be used in the enterprise and workstation PCs.
Ideally, enterprise users will be able to utilize the EC188 M-series model-V, as it includes support for Microsoft Windows, Mac, several versions of Linux, OpenSolaris, Solaris, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Unix, and other operating systems.
“Our EC188 M-series model-V solid state drive is designed to help enterprise server design engineers simplify the sourcing and decision making process,” said Jason Hoover, Foremay Marketing VP, in a statement.
The company is now shipping 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives to partners, but pricing information wasn’t revealed. Despite its possible use in regular PCs, both drives will likely be too expensive for tech savvy PC users to purchase.
Although Windows continues to control the desktop market, ensuring support for a wider variety of enterprise-driven software solutions is ideal. Foremay hopes the drives will be used in cloud computing servers, gaming and webhosting servers, and other computer-intensive server-based operations.
SSD supporters have long claimed the faster technology should find a proper home in servers, because of higher read speeds and increased reliability. It’s true SSDs have seen larger demand in recent quarters, but pricing still remains a significant issue that manufacturers need to battle. Enterprise spending largely is based on agreed contracts and partnerships, so Foremay must continue to strengthen its position in the enterprise market if it hopes to succeed. Releasing innovative products and world’s largest SSD’s are certainly steps in the right direction for the company.