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June 10, 2015

Computex 2015: Seagate SandForce Discuss SF3500 SSD Controller, SF3700 Still in Development

If you’ve been following the SandForce story over the past couple years, you’ll know that it’s been quite a ride for SandForce and their upcoming SF3700 SSD controller. Shortly after announcing the LSI SandForce SF3700 back in late 2013, LSI, the then owner of SandForce controller technology, was acquired by Avago who then turned around and sold LSI’s Flash Components Division to Seagate within the same year. As such, the SandForce SF3700 controller faced multiple delays which may or may not have been expected given SandForce’s original expectation of SF3700’s arrival by the end of last year.

Obviously an end of 2014 launch of [...]

 
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February 13, 2015

Review: ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD

Fast, Portable, Affordable and *possibly* High Endurance. Win.

Last week we reviewed the Transcend StoreJet 25A3 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive and while hard drives are great from a cost per gigabyte standpoint, they’re still miles behind SSDs when it comes to performance. With the now widely adopted USB 3.0 interface standard along with its 5 Gbps theoretical maximum bandwidth, the USB interface is finally capable of better meeting the level of performance that’s available through SSD technology.

Today we’ll be doing a review on the ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB. The DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB is a USB 3.0, bus powered portable SSD that, unlike [...]

 
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June 8, 2014

Understanding LSI SandForce SF3700 Series Controller

3rd Generation SandForce, 1st Generation LSI SandForce

When we look at the SSD industry today, there are few companies more well known than LSI SandForce. 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 generation product, it’s definitely time to take notice.

Ever since January of this year at CES, we’ve been hearing rumors of the mythical new LSI SandForce SSD controller (aka “Project Griffin”), but it wasn’t until June at Computex when we first confirmed of its existence via one of LSI [...]

 
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November 19, 2013

PR: LSI Unveils SandForce SF-3700 Controller, Boasts 1,800MB/s Performance

Press Release New Generation of Market-Leading LSI SandForce SSD Controllers Drive Flash to Higher Levels of Performance, Reliability and Endurance

Multiple industry-firsts include over 1,800MB/s client performance and dual PCIe and SATA interface support; optimizations for client, enterprise and hyperscale environments 

LSI Corporation today unveiled the third generation of its market-leading SandForce flash controller line, the industry’s most widely deployed flash management technology for driving PCIe and SATA solid state drive (SSD) and flash card solutions. Designed to support power-sensitive client computing applications as well as [...]

 
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December 30, 2015

Review: PNY XLR8 Pro 240GB SSD

Run of the mill SandForce SSD? Not so fast!

It’s always fun digging around in the storage closet to find a product that’s been on the review backlog for a while that you’ve accidentally forgotten about after traveling to expos and events for weeks on end. Since it’s been quite some time since our last SandForce based SSD review here at Custom PC Review, today we’ll be taking a look at an interesting SSD from the guys over at PNY. Now we generally don’t hear much about PNY and for those of us who actually hear about PNY, it’s mostly their USB memory sticks, SD memory cards, and graphics cards. However, PNY does produce a number of SSD models through [...]

 
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July 29, 2012

Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB Upgrade Bundle Kit Review

Kingston’s Business Ready SSD

A few years ago, SSDs typically existed for the hardcore enthusiast market only. Prices were high, capacities were small and reliability was questionable. But, like many great things in history, it has evolved, and is continuing to do so at an incredible rate. This evolution in technology has drastically decreased the manufacturing costs of SSDs and boosted performance exponentially. Today, the SSD dominates traditional hard disk drives in terms of performance, and with lowering costs and improvements in reliability, it is becoming a commodity more and more users are putting into their new systems.

 
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August 19, 2017

Patriot Introduces the Second Generation Patriot Pyro SE SSD

Looks like Patriot Memory is looking to gear up their enthusiast market because they just came out with the Patriot Pyro SE. Visually it looks pretty sweet, but otherwise it looks like a pretty standard SandForce SF-2281 powered SSD to me. Should be fast just like all other SF powered SSDs.

Full press release below.

 

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FREMONT, CALIF., USA – Oct 11, 2011 – Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products, today expanded their Pyro brand of SATA III solid-state drives with the launch of its new Pyro SE. Powered by SandForce’s® SF-2281 SSD processor, the Patriot Memory [...]

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