Friday, 16 September 2011 09:11

Intel SSDs to get SandForce

Written by Fuad Abazovic

Might even acquire them

Our sources close to Intel told us Intel has been considering using SandForce controllers for some of its high end SSD drives for quite some time now.

SandForce was a part of IDF showing its drives from AMP Inc., OCZ technology, Patriot Memory, SuperTalent & Unigen. Intel drives are still kept secret.

Intel sources even suggested that the chipmaker might acquire this smart little company, but we remember when we asked OCZ about acquisition of SandForce, they said that it was simply too expensive and that licensing makes more sense. So we don't believe that Intel will acquire this controller making manufacturer and that just as everyone else, it plans to use the controllers and make its drives much faster.

Intel has some state of the art MLC and SLC drives and with SandForce, it can make them even faster.

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+3 #1 milkod2001 2011-09-16 09:44
SSD drives based on SandForce controllers are the fastest but the least reliable(many problems with booting, loosing all data, not able to work after it gets to sleep mode ect).
If Intel really start using SF that could only help to solve problems.Good news here.
 
 
+3 #2 mcekovic 2011-09-16 17:37
Intel is not OCZ, what is expensive to OCS might not be expensive to much bigger Intel.
 
 
0 #3 Exodite 2011-09-16 21:52
The source of the undisclosed controller chip of the upcoming 520-series from Intel perhaps?

If so I think I know what SSD lives in my future, unless Samsung's 830 ends up absolutely fantastic.
 
 
-3 #4 bardenck 2011-09-16 23:52
so intel buys sandforce and all other brands therefore become more expensive due to licensing costs... intel monopolizes once again. next thing you know...intel will make power supplies and memory and...comp cases, why not. amd is making memory, why not intel...we shall see.
 
 
+1 #5 youserzero 2011-09-17 01:40
Quoting milkod2001:
SSD drives based on SandForce controllers are the fastest but the least reliable(many problems with booting, loosing all data, not able to work after it gets to sleep mode ect).
If Intel really start using SF that could only help to solve problems.Good news here.

Quoting milkod2001:
SSD drives based on SandForce controllers are the fastest but the least reliable(many problems with booting, loosing all data, not able to work after it gets to sleep mode ect).
If Intel really start using SF that could only help to solve problems.Good news here.


That's disappointing to hear. I was really looking forward to getting one for my boot drive but I guess I'll still be waiting for them to mature a bit more!
 

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