OCZ to Use SandForce SSD Controllers
OCZ is planning to begin using SandForce SSD Processors in all of its SSDs sometime in the near future. OCZ has been mentioning this for quite some time, but has not begun using the new SSD processors just yet. More details about the transition are due to be released in period leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The new processors are the SF-1200 and the SF-1500, geared for consumers and enerpises respectively. Both chips are marked as offering up to 260MB/s read and write speeds. OCZ says various combinations of the SF-1200 and SF-1500 SSD processors, single- (SLC) and multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory, and 3Gb/s SATA and 6Gb/s SAS connections will be available in capacities ranging from 50GB to 400GB. The new processors offer many benefits: DuraWrite to extend the life of SSDs, Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling, Intelligent Read Management, Intelligent "Recycling" (free space management), RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements), and best-in-class ECC protection to protect data and extend drive life. No information has been provided as to availability dates or pricing of the new drives, look for more information as CES draws closer.