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  • danjw - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    I would like to see benchmarks for those 2 models. If they aren't using all the available channels, wouldn't they see a performance hit? Reply
  • Spunjji - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    In theory, although where performance is limited by other factors such as controller throughput (e.g. compression rate) or the SATA interface speed that may not be the case. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    We have 120GB and 180GB Intel 330 Series SSDs in our bench. That should give you an idea (the 180GB model has the same 6-channel layout):

    As mentioned above, the bottlenecks are elsewhere.
  • Belard - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    Is it somewhat concerning that on the LARGER drives, that the IOPS drops down by half. Reply
  • JNo - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    Sandforce = wouldn't touch with a barge pole

    Even the mighty, reliable Intel had problems with them. Sure they've resolved that now but Sandforce just seems to be cursed after all I've read. Competing controllers are now in the same ball park performance-wise so getting a Sandforce seems to say, "I don't care about my data".

    Maybe I exaggerate for dramatic effect but why take the risk when there are M4s and 830s out there?
  • MadMan007 - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    M4/Marvell and Samsung have never had firmware problem. Oh wait... Reply
  • B3an - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    I think most of the problems with Sandforce have been fixed now. It's not like they're still new and have possible undiscovered issues. I'd happily buy Sandforce drives now. Reply
  • Movieman420 - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    With any luck they'll crank out a few like the 240GT that uses a SF2282 to push 32 intel 25nm nand chips for max parallelism thus speed. Would love to see 2282 + 32 x 24nm toggle chips... :drool:

    180 GT sports a 2282 with 24 ICs as well...

  • ABR - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - link

    After years of going almost nowhere, looks like SSD prices have halved in the past year. (Unfortunately, I finally broke down just before the big drop started...) Reply
  • WileCoyote - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - link

    I'm lost, so who makes the fastest SSDs right now? I'm running comparisons and it seems like the ones that are fast read are slow write and vice versa. Reply

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