LSI is expected to deliver board-level products that integrate its SAS and PCIe technology with Seagate's solid-state drive technology. Compared to more traditional SATA-based solutions, PCIe has the advantage of being a bit quicker and easier to integrate into the enterprise computing environment.
The devices are expected to compete directly with those from companies such as OCZ, which rencently introduced the all-new Z-Drive p88 featuring replaceable MLC NAND flash modules, and Fusion-IO. Unfortunately, the announcement only revealed the collaboration between the two companies. There was no mention of specific products, expected performance, availability, or what they might cost.