SandForce Intros 2nd Gen SSD CPUs

Looks like they officially came around announcing the new SF-2200/2100 SSD processors, after both recent product releases coming from Patriot and OCZ. Here’s what they have to say:

“With high profile products now incorporating SSDs as standard storage media and most other system vendors offering them as options, the market for client SSD applications is poised for growth as SSD prices decline,” said Joseph Unsworth, Research Director, NAND Flash & SSD at Gartner. “SSD controllers that can deliver superior performance and reliability without the dependence on DRAM will have a compelling value proposition across a wide range of client applications.”

If you guys aren’t aware, the SF-2200 yields read/write speeds of up to 500MB/s while it’s sibling caps out at 250MB/s. Both logical processors, however, comes in a single-chip “DRAM-less” factor and has DuraClass Technology (RAISE, DuraWrite), have support for complex 30nm and 20nm class NAND flash from all major vendors, advanced ECC engine correcting, power and performance optimization and tuning features, OPAL security with 256-bit AES encryption and automatic, line-rate double encryption with drive-level password.

ETA? Well, at the time of writing this – only Patriot and OCZ announced products so far with these SSD processors. More specifically the OCZ Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 Pro is to ship after CeBIT this week, while Patriot’s Wildfire series should arrive sometime in Q2 this year.


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