LSI Corporation today announced an injection of enhanced features into its SandForce SF-2200 and SF-2100 series of client flash storage processors (FSPs) specifically designed to play nice with Ultrabooks. The new features are said to extend battery life by as much as one hour, cut down on resume times when waking from sleep mode, and "enhance the overall user experience."
Today is a big day in the world of solid state drives. As you know (or are just now learning), SSD performance primarily hinges on the controller, which is one of the reasons why SSDs went through such growing pains early on. Stuttering, or lag, was a common problem that plagued early generation SSDs, and SandForce was one of the first to figure out how to avoid it. When scoping out a high performance SSD, there's a good chance it's sporting a SandForce controller. Well, baby, you ain't seen nothing yet. SandForce just announced its second generation SF-2200 and SF-2100 SSD processors, and boy do they pack a punch.