Press Release


Texas Memory Systems Announces Major Price Drop for RAM-SAN Solid State Disks

Houston, Texas—July 3, 2001—Texas Memory Systems announced that pricing for the Ram-San 210 solid state disk were decreased 20% to reflect the dropping price in SDRAM.

The price to purchase a Ram-San 210 with 8GB of SDRAM dropped from $50,000 to $40,000. “The Ram-San 210 now delivers an even better value proposition for companies looking to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) associated with their storage networks,” commented Holly Frost CEO of Texas Memory Systems. The Ram-San, which is used to eliminate I/O bottlenecks in storage networks, lowers TCO by providing a better price: performance ratio than RAID combined with very low long-term maintenance costs.

“The average price for solid state disks today is around $15 per megabyte, whereas the starting price for a Ram-San 210 is $5 per megabyte. We are in the unique position of being both the technology leader and the price leader among solid state disk manufacturers,” said Woody Hutsell Marketing Director for Texas Memory Systems, “Our pricing becomes even more attractive as additional memory is added to the chassis.”

Texas Memory Systems launched development for the Ram-San 210 in April, 2001 and expects for the product to be generally available later this summer. When released, the Ram-San 210 will redefine the solid state disk market by offering performance, availability, reliability and pricing never seen before in solid state disks.

About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems (TMS) has specialized in high bandwidth, low latency, I/O intensive storage systems since 1978.  TMS products were originally designed to meet the needs of the U.S. defense industry, and now this advanced technology is available for mainstream computer and storage applications.  While the primary focus of our products has been speed, we achieve this speed without resorting to overly complex circuitry.  This emphasis on simplicity allows TMS to deliver outstanding performance with an easily understood and yet highly configurable system.  Texas Memory Systems is a member of the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the DAFS Collaborative, and is partnered with Oracle, Sun, Hewlett Packard, and FalconStor in order to deliver the World’s Fastest Storage to the enterprise.

For more information, visit or call Woody Hutsell, Marketing Director, at 713-266-3200. For information on our Federal partners please contact Ric Halsaver, Federal Sales, at 703-801-9900.

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