Tag Archives: Over Provisioning

LSI’s Kent Smith Speaks To SSD Over Provisioning

Back in August of last year, Kent Smith delivered an excellent  lecture on over provisioning at the Flash Memory Summit, held in San Jose, California, and we published a quick summary in result. We find that consumers still don’t quite understand over provisioning and this is seen, many times, through the amount of e-mails received asking us to explain why …

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Kent Smith of LSI SandForce Delivers Presentation on Over-Provisioning – FMS 2012 Update

If you happened to be at the Flash Memory Summit, you might have caught Kent Smith, the LSI SandForce Senior Marketing Director, delivering presentation on the virtues of over-provisioning. Over-provisioning is the process of setting aside additional capacity to help with SSD performance and longevity, and Kent’s message is don’t be afraid to take advantage of it.  Let’s take a look …

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LSI Releases Code To Manufacturers – New Increased Capacity ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs Hit The Streets

Up until this morning, the most recognizable characteristic of a ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD was the fact that it’s capacities were always 60, 120, 240 or 480GB, unlike the standard of 64, 128, 256 and 512GB. This was a strong clue which supported our belief that LSI SandForce and Intel had teamed up for manufacture of their enthusiast level 520 Series …

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Monster Digital Le Mans 6Gb/s SSD Races Into the SSD market

Monster Digital, up until now known primarily for their flash memory cards, has announced that it is branching out into the SSD market. With a strong background in flash technology, the shift certainly makes sense. The new SSDs, named the Le Mans, will be ‘SandForce Driven’ sporting read speeds and write speeds of 550MB/s – 515MB/s which is typical of …

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Super Talent Upstream PCIe 200GB SSD Exclusive First Look

This PCI Express SSD is a prototype Super Talent PCIe 120GB ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD presently being fine tuned by Super Talent for an expected release in the near future, specific dates unknown. We were lucky enough receive Super Talents approval to post these exclusive shots and rumor has it that the designation ‘Upstream’ is being considered for this new line …

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