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Seagate teases its impressive SandForce SF3500-based SSDs at Computex

The SandForce SF3500 controller is a beast of a device, as explained to us by Seagate at Computex
By: Anthony Garreffa | Storage News | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 11:06 am

Computex 2015 - Buying an SSD isn't easy these days as there are countless options: 2.5-inch, SATA 6Gbps, SATA 10Gbps, NVMe, PCIe SSDs, different controllers and much more. But Seagate was demonstrating its reference SSDs powered by their SandForce SF3500 controller.

 

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The company was demoing an SF3500-based M.2 2280 SATA reference SSD at Computex 2015 with 500MB/sec+ performance in 80/20 mixed read/write workloads. The drive is powered by the latest 15nm MLC NAND flash from Toshiba, where performance is maintained at a much higher level than competing drives.

 

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The SSD was so good at multi-threaded performance that Seagate were demonstrating the SF3500 controller running 9 x 1080p videos at once, from the single SSD.

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