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[AnandTech] LSI Announces Agreement to Acquire SandForce

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Pending the typical closing conditions and regulatory approvals, LSI will acquire SandForce for $322M in cash plus assume another $48M in unvested SF stock options.
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Hmm, I thought it was gonna be Intel.
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Awesome. Now we may see good SF controllers
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The controllers were always good.
The firmware, not so much.
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post #4 of 14
A lot of consolidation in the storage market, I see.
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More importantly... since LSI is heavy in the RAID/Server sector...

Can they get TRIM working in RAID?!????


Heres another SOURCE
    
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by qwertymac93 View Post
The controllers were always good.
The firmware, not so much.
this. so many drives that are bad on release that only work on a update...
post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by qwertymac93 View Post
The controllers were always good.
The firmware, not so much.
The firmware is the most important part of a controller.

The physical chip is just want the controller logic runs on it.


Quote:
Originally Posted by SMK View Post
More importantly... since LSI is heavy in the RAID/Server sector...

Can they get TRIM working in RAID?!????


Heres another SOURCE
OCZ already has TRIM working in RAID for their RevoDrive 3.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Awesome. Now we may see good SF controllers
LSI will bring better validation.


However, LSI provides enterprise solutions. This may lead to SandForce-based SSDs to be priced for that market and outside the realm of general consumers (i.e. 1.5-3x the price when compared to other SSDs).
Edited by DuckieHo - 10/27/11 at 9:52am
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OCZ already has TRIM working in RAID for their RevoDrive 3.
I think he means over SATA.
 
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I think he means over SATA.
TRIM is always through the SATA protocol.

The issue isthe OS TRIM call to a single array but driver must translate it to the member drives while maintaining coherency. OCZ achieved this through a virtualized RAID controller.
Edited by DuckieHo - 10/27/11 at 10:52am
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TRIM is always through the SATA protocol.

The issue isthe OS TRIM call to a single array but driver must translate it to the member drives while maintaining coherency. OCZ achieved this through a virtualized RAID controller.
Right, but if they can do it through their hardware raid?? Awesome.

I don't want to have to buy some 600$ pcie Revodrive to be able to have TRIM on my array.

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