SandForce first with an SSD based on 25nm NAND technology?
SandForce have become the first SSD controller manufacturer to show off an SSD based on 25nm NAND technology, beating Intel in the process to ready an SSD using 25nm NAND.
The engineering sample was spotted at the IDF show by Nathan Kirsch over at Legit reviews. The 25nm NAND itself is manufactured by Intel, with a designated part No 29F16B08CAMEI.
The SSD controller is a SandForce SF-1200 series (SF-1222TA3-SBH) which is the same controller used in the current Vertex 2 which we reviewed here on MyCE not so long ago.
Also on show from OCZ was a new version of the Revo-Drive, the Revo Drive x2, which sports quad SandForce SF-1200 SSD controllers on a PCIe x4 card. Write speeds are an astonishing 740MB/s, and reads are even more impressive at 760MB/s. Small file performance hasn’t been forgotten either with 4K random writes reaching an extremely impressive 120,000 IOPS.
Next up, Viking memory were also showing a SATADIMM. For those of you unfamiliar with SATADIMM’s, they look like a normal DDR RAM module, but are in fact an SSD based on a SandForce SSD controller. They use the DIMM socket to provide power, but also have a normal SATA connector to carry the data. The idea is, they can be used when you have run out of drive bays in a system, and perhaps have a couple of DDR RAM slots available.
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