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SandForce launch SF-2100, SD2200, ready to collect speeding fines

SandForce unleash new controllers, SF-2100 and SF-2200

By Anthony Garreffa from Feb 24, 2011 @ 18:57 CST

SandForce has laid another punch into the gut of the storage world by releasing their new controllers that double the performance of their previous releases. The new SF-2100 controller features a SATA 3Gb/s connector while the SF-2200 sports a SATA 6Gb/s.


The SF-2100 is capable of read/write speeds of up to 250MB/sec while it's beefier, bigger brother can offer read/write speeds of up to 500MB/sec. Both controllers use SandForce's "DuraClass" technology which features DuraWrite, Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements (RAISE) and AES encryption technologies.

The latest SF chips don't require an external DRAM chip and other features include:

- Support for advanced 30nm- and 20nm-class NAND flash from all leading flash vendors with Asynch/ONFi1/ONFi2/Toggle interfaces with data transfer rates up to 166 Mega Transfers per second

- Trusted Computing Group (TCG) OPAL security with 256-bit AES encryption and automatic, linerate double encryption with a drive-level password

- Advanced ECC engine correcting up to 55 bits per 512-byte sector to assure high data integrity and support for future generations of flash memory

- Power and performance optimization and tuning features to maximize mobile battery life


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