When the first SandForce powered SSDs hit the market, SandForce was completely unheard of and have now stormed the SSD Market. Benchmark Reviews has posted an overview of the new SandForce SF-2000 SSD series, with a detailed table comparing each model of the new series against the earlier SF-1000 series.
The main features of SandForce include its DuraClass technology to provide better NAND management and performance and RAISE technology for RAID-like protection within just a single drive, along with automatic AES-128 bit encryption.
The second generation adds 7 new models, including some with SATA 6.0Gbps support, various Flash Channels per Byte Lane configurations, support for ONFi2 and Toggle flash, OPAL security with 256-bit automatic AES encryption, not to mention higher sustained read/write performance of up to 500MB/s and 60,000 IOPS.
Based on the models and what they say, the SF-2281 has a potential to become the next major SSD processor used by hardware enthusiasts due to the 8 channel to 8 byte lane 1:1 configuration, 6Gbps SATA interface and up to 60k IOPS write performance. The SF-2181 may be another potential hot successor to the SF-1222, especially for lower capacity SSDs where the NAND cells may not have enough combined bandwidth to saturate the SATA 3Gbps interface.
See the full article on Benchmark Reviews.