Imagine 1.8GB/s read and write performance with up to 200, 000 IOPS being possible in a NGFF/M.2 form factor. This not only verifies that LSI SandForces new controller, Codename Griffin, is about to make an amazing transformation in the SSD industry, but also, these blistering speeds will be seen soon enough in ultrabooks.
The fact is that ADATA has made so many introductions this year that our previous, and this picture below, are being overlooked by all:
This blade style SSD is a single chip solution that is available in capacities of 128, 256 and 512GB and support a PCIE 2 x4 lane interface through it’s NGFF form factor. Is that even possible? With SMART, DEVSLP, NCQ and TRIM support, this SSD is going to revolutionize what we are seeing in todays SSD arena.
We will be the first to say that both LSI and ADATA are now remaining completely silent with respect to any details of both this and ADATAS new Griffin controlled enterprise SSD, which should say something. The ONLY thing that we do know is that release will be in late third or early fourth quarter this year.
The entire outlook of an ultrabook design has just changed. With the new SATA DEVSLP specification allowing your ultra to go into a very low power sleep while continuously updating, just as your smartphone today, and at the same time having speeds that are faster than we are seeing today, new ultras will have an entirely new face within the next year or so!