Apart from its raw performance one of the strong points of SandForce's future SF-2000 SSD Processors is its ability to work with different types of NAND flash cells, being MLC, eMLC or SLC, the company showcasing a solution based on its second generation controller that works with Toshiba’s 32 nanometer eMLC Flash memory.
According to SandForce, this solution delivers “never seen before IOPS” performance making this well suited for use in enterprises, datacenters as well as small and medium businesses around the world.
As you probably know by now, from our previous reports detailing the SF-2000 controller
, this SSD processor comes with a native 6Gb/s SATA III support as well as a SATA to SAS bridge (in the top of the line SF-2600) in order to deliver an impressive 60K random read and write IOPS count and sequential read and write speeds of up to 500 MBps.
“Toshiba has a long standing history of technology leadership in MLC NAND Flash and we are committed to closely working with selected leaders of the industry such as SandForce to enable Enterprise SSDs leveraging our MLC NAND Flash,” said Jeff Ohshima, vice president of memory technology of Toshiba America Electronic Components.
“Our 30nm class Toggle-Mode MLC NAND Flash enables high performance and endurance required for Enterprise SSDs while enabling lowering power consumption, which SandForce
is embracing with its SF-2000 SSD Processor offering.”
Apart from showcasing its technology, the company did not make any announcements regarding when we should expect these drives to come to market, although, we do know that most SF-2000 based solutions
are scheduled to be launched in Q1 2011.