SandForce based Intel SSD 520 Series soon
In 2012, Intel will give its SSD lineup a large-scale revamp, which includes the gradual replacement of SSD 510 series with new SSD 520 "Cherryville" series. Targeting the same high-end client segment, SSD 520 will be available in a wider variety of capacities that includes 60 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB.
However the 520 is to be launched real soon with performance at 550MB/s read with 520MB/s write and 70,000IOPS at random 4k aligned write disk access.
Originally scheduled for release in November 2011, the drive has a great five year warranty and yes is SandForce 2281 based.
LSI acquires SandForce for $370 million - 10/27/2011 11:19 AM
SandForce has its foot deep down in many SSDs, but it looks like it's finally about to settle down, and get hitched.
Intel 520-Series SSDs to Include SandForce Controller - 10/22/2011 02:11 PM
With the launch of the high-performance Cherryville series of solid state drives Intel will continue the tradition started with its the 510-series SSDs and will use a third-party controller which will...
OCZ Releases Firmware Update for SandForce SF-2281 SSDs - 09/23/2011 09:50 AM
OCZ released a new firmware release for its high-performance solid state drive series based on second-generation SandForce controllers, which presumably fixes all the problems faced by users of these ...
Kingston debuts first SandForce SSD for business - 09/14/2011 09:02 AM
Kingston announces the SSDNow KC100, a new SATA 6Gbps business SSD with a SandForce controller and 5-year warranty. The disk is available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities for $337, $650 and $1,270...
SandForce shows SSD Built Using 24nm Toshiba MLC Flash - 08/10/2011 09:25 AM
We just had the transition towards 25nm NANF flash, but 24 NAND flash is already arround the corner. At the upcoming Flash Memory Summit, which is scheduled to open its gates later today in Santa Cla...