It took few a months for OCZ's acquisition of Indilinx to bear fruit, but it finally has with the unveiling of the Indilinx Everest SATA 3.0 SSD platform. The Everest controller features a dual-core ARM chip that supports the 6Gbps interface, up to 1TB of storage per controller, and according to OCZ, it's the first ASIC-based controller to enable state of the art triple-level cell NAND flash memory.
According to Seagate, "Most SSD suppliers aren't fully aware of the needs of the enterprise," and that's where the company's Pulsar XT.2 solid state drive comes into play. The Pulsar XT.2 combines single-level cell (SLC) flash with a native 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface to make it Seagate's fastest drive to date, and it's now shipping through the distribution channel.
Imagine if you saved your hard earned pennies, stopped eating out for awhile, and made certain sacrifices in your latest build all so you could splurge on Intel's 600GB SSD 320 Series. It'd be worth it, right up until the drive goes haywire and insists it's an 8MB drive. Not cool, yet the so-called '8MB bug' has managed to infest Intel's entire line of 320 SSDs. On the bright side, Intel recently acknowledged the flaw, which is a step in the right direction.
RunCore, a Chinese manufacturer of solid state drives (SSDs) for consumers, enterprise, and military applications, just announced a new line of mSATA SSDs -- T50 -- based on the SandForce SF-2281 controller. These are the first mSATA drives to support SATA 6Gb/s and are aimed primarily at high-end ultraportables with a maximum I/O performance of 60,000 4K random write IOPS and 35,000 random read IOPS.
Corsair tells us its begun shipping its new Force Series GT solid state drives to its network of authorized distributors and retailers worldwide, and that you should be able to order the drives in July. For those of you shopping a high-speed SSD, you can add the Force Series GT line to your list of potential candidates. These SSDs strut into the scene with the new SandForce SF-2280 controller, native support for SATA 6Gb/s, and ONFI synchronous flash memory.
More and more memory companies are bumping uglies with SandForce's latest SF-2200 controller, the sexy slice of silicon mostly responsible for those ultra high-speed read and write speeds advertised on today's top shelf solid state drives. And though a little late to the party, sparks did eventually fly between SandForce's SF-2200 processor and Patriot, igniting the company's new Wildfire SSD line.
Like a kid in a high-speed candy store, SuperTalent appears genuinely excited about all the modern enthusiast technologies that combine to make ultra-fast solid state drives possible. Such is the case with the company's new TeraDrive PT3 line of SSDs built around the SandForce 2200 processor and boasting a SATA3 interface and Double Data Rate, ONFi flash.
OCZ today introduced a new line of high-performance solid state drives intended for the enterprise market, the Deneva 2 series. These new drives take full advantage of the SATA 6Gb/s interface and, according to OCZ, have been designed for a wide range of enterprise applications including servers, cloud computing, and data centers.
You know the solid state drive market is progressing at a breakneck pace when even Adata is churning out high-performance SSDs. Adata, perhaps best know for building entry-level components aimed at budget builders, announced the first shipments of its S511 SSDs built around the SandForce SF-2200 series controller. Jumping off the porch to run with the big dogs, the S511 SSD series represents Adata's first foray into SATA 6Gb/s territory.
Someone at Intel already let slip a roadmap outlining the chip maker's future solid state drive plans, but at the time (May), details were in short order. The leaked roadmap revealed codenames, capacities, and a few other odds and ends, but it didn't offer up any specs, leaving us to wonder how Intel's upcoming flagship SSDs would stack up against the competition. We don't have to wonder anymore, not if the latest leak turns out to be accurate.