SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processor powers speedy SSDs

by Rafael Hernandez on April 5, 2010 · 0 comments

Solid State Drives are, in fact, very fast storage devices but they’re all not created equally. As much as you’d like to rely on the speed of the flash chips in a drive the controller has a bigger part to play in how well it performs overall.

The SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processor is the brains behind the ADATA S599 Solid State Drive and by the looks of its performance it’s one to look out for. Benchmark Reviews has a look:

The SandForce SF-1200 SATA-3GBps controller is new to the industry, but many manufacturers are already hailing it as the replacement for Indilinx’s industry-leading Barefoot processor. Both are second-generation SATA products limited to 3.0 GB/s transfer speeds, and both offer similar specifications. SandForce adds DuraClass technology to their SF-1200 processor, which claims to provide best-in-class endurance, performance, and lower power consumption.

A chip that matches up to its performance claims, quite impressive.

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