One of the biggest drawbacks to using a SSD has always been the fact that they tend to be available in smaller storage capacities compared to traditional hard drives. While you can find drives with multiple terabytes of storage if you go with a traditional hard drive, most SSDs top out at around 500 GB. SSD manufacturer Foremay has change that with the announcement of a new SSD in its SC199 family.
The new SSD has a whopping 2 TB of storage space and still uses a standard 2.5-inch form factor with a SATA interface. Despite having two terabytes of storage space, the drive has a thickness of 9.5 mm. The 2 TB drive is aimed at enterprise users and comes in two versions with one designed for mission-critical applications and the other designed for terminal computing.
The SSD also supports integrated flash management technologies like Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.), advanced power management, and advanced error correction algorithms. The 2 TB SSD also has optional features such as fast erase, military secure erase methods, hardware-based encryption, and conformal coating.
Foremay is also offering the SSD with 1 TB capacity and the same features. The 1 TB version of the SSD has a maximum write speed of 260 MB per second and a maximum read speed of 260 MB per second. Presumably, the performance of the 2 TB version will be similar, if not the same. Pricing and availability are unannounced at this time.