Why You Should Care About LSI's SandForce 3700 SSD Controller.

SandForce 3700 has been a long time coming. Anandtech writes that they first talked to LSI about the third-gen controller at CES 2012, nearly two years ago. At that point, the controller was very early in development, but over the past two years LSI has nailed down how it wanted to improve upon its SF-2200 controllers with this generation.

SandForce is making some news today by announcing the availability of the SF-2000 Family of SSD controllers. This new SSD controller features a SATA III 6Gbps host interface, DuraClass Technology.

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A good speed of writing and reading in combination with the “easy and half-ready” SSD designer, made SandForce one of the most popular controllers in the market. Unfortunately, the SandForce CPU is not a fully safe and stable controller, and a lot of damaged drives based on this processor appear in Data Recovery companies.Benchmark Reviews posted a SandForce SF-1200 SSD Firmware Comparison. Very recently Benchmark Reviews has tested several Solid State Drive products based on the SandForce SF-1222 controller. The specifications for each product were each very similar, if not identical. Throughout all of our benchmark SSD tests the r.LSI's new 3rd generation, 14 core, SandForce SSD controller is the most ambitious chip design in SSD market history - (editor's tweet on product launch) Editor:- November 18, 2013 - LSI today launched its 3rd generation SandForce SSD controller family - the SF3700 which - based around a single chip design - spans a wide spectrum of SSD market applications (from consumer to enterprise.


SSD with SandForce 2281 Controller SandForce initially released a family split into enterprise (data center) and client (desktop) computing applications. The SF-1500 was the enterprise product and the SF-1200 the client product. Reference designs included information to build and sell a complete product.As a direct result of Intel's decision to use SandForce's SF-2281 controller, the SSD 520 inherently shares more hardware in common with competing drives employing the same logic than any of its.

Much of the magic in a SandForce-based drive comes from data compression. When you write a large Word document to the drive, it's easy for the controller to compress (in comparison, a ZIP file is.

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Very recently Benchmark Reviews has tested several Solid State Drive products based on the SandForce SF-1222 controller. The specifications for each product were each very similar, if not identical. Throughout all of our benchmark SSD tests the results were also very close, and nothing seemed to stand out until we concentrated in one particular.

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The SandForce controller allows us to deliver the high-end performance that is needed for power-users, gamers, and enthusiasts,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “Integrating a final production quality controller and firmware, and undergoing extensive testing has been an exacting process, but well worth the wait. By pairing SandForce’s latest controller with Intel 25nm.

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SandForce is a line of SSD (solid state disk) processors and controllers sold by the company of the same name to partners that build and sell complete SSDs. The California-based SandForce’s SSD processors feature the company’s proprietary DuraClass technology, a collection of NAND flash management features that includes DuraWrite (which reduces write amplification), RAISE (Redundant Array.

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Seagate's SSD controllers - SandForce range Since the first generation SandForce SSD controllers came to market in April 2009 this product line has become the best known and most widely adopted flash SSD controller used in enterprise, industrial and consumer markets. Now in the 3rd generation of products the SandForce design has a proven technology roadmap which has spanned multiple flash.

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LSI SandForce drives power over 35% of the SSDs currently sold on the market today so when these guys introduce a new SSD controller more than two years after the introduction of their last.

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SandForce storage devices are known for their reliability and performance that differentiate SandForce-based SSDs from other flash controller products. For this reason, SandForce controllers are used by a large number of manufacturers of SSD drives including Intel, Toshiba, Kingston, OCZ, SanDisk, ADATA, PNY, Patriot, and Corsair. SandForce processors use DuraClass technology, a set of flash.

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Feature and value comparison of SandForce SF-2281 hard drives.

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From Marvell to SandForce. The new high-end Intel SSD comes without an Intel controller. This SATA 3 SSD uses the fast SandForce SF-2281 and aspires to be the king of the hill.

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Overall, the OCZ Agility 2 60GB SSD with the SandForce SF-1200 controller is very capable and should be on your consideration list for an SSD. Once you have experienced SSD's such as the Agility 2, you will never want to go back to conventional mechanical hard drives, I guarantee you. Forget even about those 15,000RPM Cheetah drives, they cannot compare.

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