Formation, Inc. Announces 33% Storage Capacity Increase for ToughDisk® 7200- SATA Rugged Hard Disk


Industry's Highest-capacity, Hot-swappable, Self-contained Rugged COTS Mass Memory Units to be Displayed in Booth 407 at AFCEA West 2007 Defense and Technology Expo

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Jan. 17 /- Formation, Inc. announced today a 33% increase in storage capacity for its ToughDisk® 7200-SATA Rugged Hard Disk, creating the industry's highest capacity, hot-swappable, self-contained rugged COTS diskpack. The units now offer 320GBs of storage capacity, up from 240GBs.

Formation's ToughDisk rugged hard disks are low-cost alternatives to solid-state data storage built specifically for extreme environments. The systems have been favored by all branches of the United States military and many commercial organizations for their ability to perform reliably in temperature, altitude, shock, vibration, humidity, and dust conditions that would destroy conventional hard disks, at less than 10% the cost of solid- state storage.

"Formation has a close working relationship with the major disk drive manufacturers, which enables us to synchronize our product enhancements with their product development roadmap. Also, we are able to obtain units for testing prior to the release of new products to the general market place," says Gene Lovely, Formation's director of business development. "This relationship enables us to include the highest-capacity, best-of-breed, COTS- standard drives available in our ToughDisk products to meet the high-capacity, high-performance data storage needs of today's commercial and defense applications."

Formation has delivered thousands of rugged disk systems, high-performance RAID systems, and avionics-class servers. The servers are being used for mission-critical applications including streaming multimedia (e.g., reconnaissance data), aircraft health information and sensitive financial data. ToughDisk combines Formation's latest patented developments with over three decades of leading-edge disk application innovation.

Formation will be exhibiting its ToughDisk and Advanced Integrated Recorder products in Booth 407 at West 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center, January 31 to February 2, 2007. For information visit http://www.west2007.org/.

About Formation, Inc.

Formation, Inc. of Moorestown, NJ, USA designs and manufactures hardware and software products and provides related engineering services for the defense, aviation, data communications and transportation industries. Products include ToughDisk Rugged Hard Disks, Advanced Integrated Recorders, avionics- class servers, rugged wired and wireless networks and the Mobile Vehicle Tracker. For information visit www.formation.com/ or call +1 856.234.5020.

Source: Formation, Inc.

CONTACT:
Company Contact:
Gene Lovely of Formation, Inc.,
+1-856-380-2926,
genel@formation.com;

or

Media Contact:
Carol Long,
+1-610-213-9245,
cdlong@cdlbiz.com, for Formation, Inc.

Web site: www.formation.com/
http://www.west2007.org/

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