OCZ is undoubtedly one of the largest manufacturers of Solid States Drives currently in the market. They are able to provide SSD’s which offer nice performance and don’t burn a hole in your pocket as well. One of the main reasons behind the success of OCZ SSDs is the NAND controller, ‘Indilix’, used by them in their SSDs. OCZ is now going to partner with another NAND controller manufacturer SandForce, to launch another series of MLC based Enterprise class SSDs. OCZ is looking forward to providing higher reliability and better performance with their upcoming range of SSDs.
SandForce is a relatively new company in the SSD Controller market, but it already has more than twenty patents under its name and has many industry veterans working in it. SandForce has been preparing two new SSD controller’s – SF-1200 and SF-1500. The former NAND controller is targeted at enthusiasts and supports SSDs of capacities of up to 512Gb. The controller also supports Multi Level Cell Flash chips and can provide a maximum sequential read/write speed of 260MB/sec via the SATA II interface. The SF-1500 is targeted at high-end enterprise and workstation class. The SF-1200 and SF-1500 are identical in performance and the maximum capacity they support, except that the SF-1500 also supports Single Level Cell Flash chips for a higher number of write and erase cycles.