SandForce will be showing off their new SF-2000 range of SSD processors at the Storage Networking World Exhibition next week. The chip features a 6Gbps SATA interface and the industry’s first sustained, sequential read and write performance of 500MB/sec. Most drives only reach half of this figure.
The controller has a 60,000 sustained random read/write IOPS rating and it supports SAS interfaces, along with single-level, multi-level, and enterprise multi-level cell SSDs. It also supports 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption and can control current and future 30nm and 20nm flash drives with the right interfaces. We don’t know when the first SSDs running the SF-2000 controllers will be available for purchase on the market.