Solidata To Unveil 2TB LSI SandForce Driven 2.5″ SATA 2 SSD – First Pictures!

Solidata 2TBHere are some first shots of an interesting development in the SSD world!

We just received news and pictures from our friends at Solidata that they have just removed the pictured Solidata K8 E 1920GB SSD from the low-temperature thermal chamber and are ready for us to post their news! Solidata is about to market the worlds first 2TB notebook form factor SSD that is (none other than) LSI SandForce Driven!

If you will look closely at this single PCB design, you will notice that there are four LSI SandForce SF-1222 flash storage processors on the one side surrounded by 16 modules of Micron MT29F512G08CUCABH3 memory.

Solidata 2TB 2

Initial performance testing on this drive provided results of 240MB/s read and 210MB/s write with random IOPS at 6,000 IOPS read and 4,000 IOPS write.  Release details and pricing have yet to be set, however, expect packaging similar to this:

Solidata Exterior

Our thanks to Solidata for choosing TSSDR for their news and we will keep you up to date (and maybe a review) of the Solidata K8 E 1920GB SSD in the near future!

 UPDATE:  Solidata has provided a warranty of two years for the K8 E 1920 and operating temperatures between 0 to 70DegC for the retail version and -40 to +85DegC for the industrial version.


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    can i haz ssd please XD omg this is a monster

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    Yikes, 2 TB!!! Just curious, is there some limitation of SATA 3 at that capacity? Why only SATA 2?

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      Mainly to keep the power consumption down with those 4 disk controllers. It’s basically 4x 512GB Sandforce drives in one case. You would be looking at over 4W at idle and over 10W active if they used the fastest chipset. I am sure the limiting factor is also the chip they are using to raid the 4 drives into 1 logical one. I am sure it can’t handle 2000MB/s (which would be 4x SATA3 drives)

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    What price range is anticipated?


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    i want to have it!

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    Note the Enpirion PowerSoCs providing the power conversion on this monster (upper right corner)!

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    I was hoping it would be a lot faster than sata2 speeds but in everyday tasks one woulkdnt see the difference anyway

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    Got an enterprise Solidata X7 SLC 60GB in my notebook and it indeed is a very nice drivei Solidata FTW. Not getting the speeds I was hoping to get out of my notebook SATA controller though, so I’ll just put it on [H] BST for for some [S]oft dude (LOL…) looking for such drive.

    This one is a bit absurd though. I mean, why bother? Considering the price and how slow this drive is for what it is, I’d much rather get quad Edge Boost Pro 512’s and RAID them.

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