OCZ continues to use SSD controllers of its competitors

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#1

OCZ continues to use SSD controllers of its competitors.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/03/HwFCN2.png[/newsimage]OCZ has recently said that it will continue to use controllers developed by its competitors. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/ocz-continues-to-use-ssd-controllers-of-its-competitors-66172/](http://www.myce.com/news/ocz-continues-to-use-ssd-controllers-of-its-competitors-66172/)


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#2

It makes sense for OCZ to use other manufacturers controllers, as development time for a new controller is a long cycle.
Barefoot 3 is awesome, but you can bet there are new controllers in the near future that will as fast or faster. SandForce 3 series is due soon, so I guess OCZ and others will have early silicon under test.

I’ve also read that OCZ want to get into enterprise grade SSDs much more so than they have done already, and SandForce controllers seem to be the preferred choice for enterprise.

Let’s wait and see what develops.


#3

SandForce controllers also provide the benefit of data compression to reduce wear & tear on the Flash cells, which works well with Enterprise data. Most Enterprises tend to have highly compressible data, such as databases, text documents, spreadsheets, e-mail and so on, most of which is highly compressible and thus results in very little actual data being written to the Flash cells once compressed.

Consumer data on the other hand typically consists of photos, music, games (with pre-compressed data) and so on and many enthusiasts are more interested in getting the fastest SSD than something designed to last a long time in a server.


#4

[QUOTE=Seán;2678056]SandForce controllers also provide the benefit of data compression to reduce wear & tear on the Flash cells, which works well with Enterprise data. Most Enterprises tend to have highly compressible data, such as databases, text documents, spreadsheets, e-mail and so on, most of which is highly compressible and thus results in very little actual data being written to the Flash cells once compressed.

Consumer data on the other hand typically consists of photos, music, games (with pre-compressed data) and so on and many enthusiasts are more interested in getting the fastest SSD than something designed to last a long time in a server.[/QUOTE]

So true - a point well made Sean. :iagree:

Regds, JR


#5

OCZ is reintroducing the Vertex 3, calling it the 3.20 with 20nm flash and the 2200 series Sandforce controller and new firmware.

[B]OCZ Technology Group Inc. : Introducing the Vertex 3.20 SSD Built with Leading-Edge Process Geometry NAND Flash[/B]


#6

Does anyone know what drives and when the new Sandforce controllers are going to be released?