The consumer SSD market is currently at a turning point. SATA 6Gbps is starting to be a bit long in the tooth but SATA Express support is still very limited. We haven't seen a real solution that would bring SATA Express to desktops, which is why we've only seen a few M.2 SSDs of which all have been limited to OEMs for now. Intel's SSD 530 is the first SSD that is also available as a retail M.2, although unfortunately the drive is limited to SATA 6Gbps speeds due to the use of the SandForce SF-2281 controller. Read on for what may be our last hurrah for the SF-2281.

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