Leaked slide claims next-gen SandForce controller will be 3-4x faster than nearest competitor

Shawn Knight

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SandForce's next generation solid state drive controller has been in the works for quite some time. We first caught wind of the SF3700 back in November before it was shown at CES this past January and during Computex last month.

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I got my first rig on SSD-s in 2009, and only use HDD-s for media storage ever since.

My first SSD machine was built with Intel X-25-s that after 4 years of usage never faulted.
My second rig was built with Samsung 840 Pro-s, back in July 2012, still using it.


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Four family laptops equals four SSDs (Intel 80GB, Intel 120GB, Kingston 128GB, Plextor 256 GB) .... and one spare SSD (Toshiba 128GB). Once you have become accustomed to the speed of an SSD, you will never go back to a spinning harddrive for the operating system.


3-4 times faster? who cares! They should lower prices 3-4 times that would be News!


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3-4 times faster? who cares! They should lower prices 3-4 times that would be News!
The price has lowered 3-4 times. You must have missed the memo. lol

The price is half what it was when I bought my SSD, and I remember making a comment when the price was twice what I paid. I've watched the price fall from more than $2/GB down to less than $0.50/GB. I waited till the price was less than $1/GB. If you don't think you are currently getting a bargain, your expectations are ridiculously high.

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Why are you complaining about the price of SSDs? They're incredibly cheap now compared to a few years ago.

You can get a 120GB 840 EVO for like £60. That's crazy cheap.

>inb4 too small

If you use an SSD for storage, you're a *****.


Of course you're not getting a bargain .. fer instance samsung uses much cheaper TLC and yet their prices are the same as everyone else. t is obvious that ssd sizes are getting bigger and bigger for the same money. There are even less reasons for SSD to not get cheaper than Spinning HD. 3tb and even 16tb SSD are in use in industry and will trickle down when the Sata battleneck is broken. Look at the evolution in CPU. These are bargains perhaps compared tothe Past, but the Future is so much better ..and brighter. I'm looking forward to power efficient GFx cards


I'm going to refrain from commenting on some of these troll posts...
I've been using an SSD since 2007. Purchased my first Intel 80GB for $200; and that's right after the prices have fallen for the first time since release. Used this Intel drive up until 2012.
My second SSD was Samsung 840 Pro 256GB which I purchased in November.
My third, and most current, SSD is the Samsung 1TB mSATA which I'm using in my main rig....awesome drive! oh..and per Samsung website it's a MLC and not a TLC...even though newegg states it's a TLC.


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SSDs are still more expensive than mechanical drives but every PC should have at least one SSD as it gives such a cost effective performance boast.
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