World's first 4TB and 8TB SATA 3 SSD drives launch

Foremay brings drives to market in the US; no word on a UK launch just yet
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Rugged and military solid state drive (SSD) vendor Foremay has unveiled the world's first 4TB and 8TB SATA 3 SSD drives.

The 2.5-inch SATA SSDs come with jumbo capacities of 4TB and 8TB with 500 MB/s sequential read/write speeds and 100K IOPS of random read/write performance.

Foremay says the 4TB and 8TB SSDs are currently the largest capacities in the market in a 2.5-inch SATA form factor, with standard third generation SATA interfaces.

The 4TB SSD and 8TB SSD bring high read/write speeds up to 500 MB/s, and high random read/write IOPS up to 100,000. The drives incorporate AES-256 bit hardware encryption as well as self-encryption algorithms that comply with TCG Opal 2.0 specifications, offered as optional features.

The jumbo drives are offered with enterprise operating temperatures and industrial operating temperatures.

"Our 4TB and 8TB large capacity SATA 3 drives are offered as solutions for ruggedised servers and enterprise servers," said Jack Winters, Foremay CTO.

"When we asked our customers what we should do for the next step in SSDs, most replied with capacity, capacity and capacity. We believe our 4TB and 8TB 2.5-inch SATA SSDs can help system designers innovate to the next level of high density and highly reliable systems in both enterprise and industrial applications."

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