If you haven’t read up on the new SandForce SF-2000 series of SSD controllers, then take a moment to read through  this article on Legit Reviews.  The controller is the main determinant of performance on SSDs, as opposed to the type of flash memory used.  It is also the power behind any encryption you want to use on the drive, and both the security and the performance will increase with the implementation of this new controller.  Pity we don’t have any benchmarks yet though.

“The key changes in the SF-2000 series controller is most obviously the updated SATA III 6Gb/s interface, which helps push performance up to 60,000 IOPS for 4K Random Read and Write data transfers. It also pushed the sequential Read and Write performance numbers up to 500MB/s and SandForce confirms they have hit those numbers in their test lab just this week with their first production run silicon that they just recently got in from overseas. SandForce will have three model numbers in the SF-2000 series; the SF-2600, SF-2500 and the SF-2300…”

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