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Foremay ships world’s largest 2TB SSD

Posted 26 July 2010 20:30 CET by Randomus

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.

BradWright
MyCE Member
Posted on: 26 Jul 10 22:14
Nice, but will I have to mortgage my house to buy one?
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Dee
Senior Administrator and Reviewer
Posted on: 26 Jul 10 23:06
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradWright
Nice, but will I have to mortgage my house to buy one?
Current NAND prices would suggest a price of around £6000 - £8000 for the 2TB version, then again it's an enterprise class solution so could be as much £10,000.

This may seem like a lot of cash for 2TB of storage. But in it's suggested user pattern, that amount could soon be recovered by much increased productivity.
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jsoulesone
MyCE Member
Posted on: 27 Jul 10 03:22
Hi Dee,

just curious, are you quoting British Pounds? I had to look up the rate of exchange and from what I found out, it would have to be strictly an enterprise investment. True, the cost could be recouped in productivity increase, but for the poor working class, it's still rather impractical.

If the price came down to something the average Joe or Jane could afford, would the increased speed be of any practical use? In other words, could the performance increase be noticeable to the average user?

Thank you,
Jim
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Dee
Senior Administrator and Reviewer
Posted on: 27 Jul 10 21:37
Hi Jim, yes, UK pounds and for sure that 2TB SSD is aimed at the enterprise market, and i doubt many home users would be prepared to spend that much on an SSD.

SSDs however make a very noticeable improvement to performance if you use a small one for your OS and applications. Most modern SSDs can access data 100 times faster than even the fastest traditional HDD.

The solution i use, and many others is to have an SSD for OS and applications of about 60GB - 120GB, and use traditional large capacity HDDs to store data, such as video, audio and pictures. This hybrid system works extremely well.

You may like to check out this review, for an idea of how much faster an SSD is over an HDD.

http://www.myce.com/review/ocz-verte...-review-30021/
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tmc8080
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 28 Jul 10 00:39
Companies such as these should be SHOT on sight... The time has well past for these companies to be charging THOUSANDS of dollars for a technology which is marginally 200% faster than the fastest hard drive tech. Make the damned things AFFORDABLE for the mass market or DON'T MAKE THEM AT ALL!!!!!!!

Sick and tired of this crap being out of reach every time these hard drive capacities are available but prices at 2000%+ over similar hard drive capacity. I just have to vommit at the pure greed & snobbishness of such companies.
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jsoulesone
MyCE Member
Posted on: 28 Jul 10 06:37
Thanks Dee,

very informative article. Only because I'm not yet familiar with the tech aspects of the information (I did give it my best effort in trying to keep up) I was rather lost. Who am I kidding: VERY LOST!!

But when you got to the "real world" testing, I was able to get a better grasp of just how much quicker the SSD is compared to a traditional HDD.

Just one last question: if the SSD is quiet because it has no moving parts, does that translate into an energy savings as well as a performance increase? With the cost of electricity constantly fluctuating (usually to the high side) here in the Northeast
United States, this is a rather important cost factor in selecting hardware for some people. So is there a significant cost savings?

Thank you, Dee for taking your valuable time time to respond and please keep providing your well written and informative reviews for us "technically challenged" readers.

Jim
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BussyB
Former MyCE Support
Posted on: 28 Jul 10 07:42
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsoulesone
Thanks Dee,

very informative article. Only because I'm not yet familiar with the tech aspects of the information (I did give it my best effort in trying to keep up) I was rather lost. Who am I kidding: VERY LOST!!

Jim
Hey Jim, you might want to check out this FAQ which tells you all about SSD. Oh and guess who wrote it

SSD FAQ: here
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jsoulesone
MyCE Member
Posted on: 28 Jul 10 07:59
Quote:
Originally Posted by BussyB
Hey Jim, you might want to check out this FAQ which tells you all about SSD. Oh and guess who wrote it

SSD FAQ: http://club.myce.com/f138/ssd-faq-297856/
Thanks BussyB,

just pulled it up and bookmarking it to read later.

Yeah, I kind of thought so....Cool!

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DrageMester
Retired Moderator
Posted on: 28 Jul 10 09:12
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmc8080
Companies such as these should be SHOT on sight... The time has well past for these companies to be charging THOUSANDS of dollars for a technology which is marginally 200% faster than the fastest hard drive tech. Make the damned things AFFORDABLE for the mass market or DON'T MAKE THEM AT ALL!!!!!!!

Sick and tired of this crap being out of reach every time these hard drive capacities are available but prices at 2000%+ over similar hard drive capacity. I just have to vommit at the pure greed & snobbishness of such companies.
Are you also angry that you cannot afford driving a Bugatti Veyron which is "marginally" 200% faster than the legal speed limit in most countries? Should this car be made affordable for the mass market so that you can buy it?

You are obviously not the target audience for such products, but there IS such a target audience, and they should not be deprived of such products just because you are envious and cannot afford them.
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tmc8080
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 28 Jul 10 14:43
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrageMester
Are you also angry that you cannot afford driving a Bugatti Veyron which is "marginally" 200% faster than the legal speed limit in most countries? Should this car be made affordable for the mass market so that you can buy it?

You are obviously not the target audience for such products, but there IS such a target audience, and they should not be deprived of such products just because you are envious and cannot afford them.
This is not necessarily about speed, but about advancing technology for the masses. I would compare this to a hydrogen and/or natural gas vehicle which if made for the masses could put the oil industry virtually out of business-- but the industry isn't exactly moving in that direction. The industry is in love with electric hybrid vehicles.. and pricing premiums similar to this latest and greatest SSD technology. There IS a case to be made that companies that hold this innovation out for the HIGHEST bidder are greedy... whereas a luxury gas guzzling car talked about in rap songs is not for the masses.
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Blu-rayFreak
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 29 Jul 10 14:36
@tmc8080 the latest technology is always released at large price premiums, many times targetted solely for enterprise customers who can afford the high price tags. This helps the company who spent all the money doing research and development recoup their costs. Eventually the products get into mass production mode if they're suitable for the consumer market and the prices fall. We've already seen this with SSD's. There are some decently priced SSD's in the consumer market nowadays, whereas 5 years ago they were so expensive that almost no one would buy them. This is the normal flow of tech.
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