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[AT] Anand's Thoughts: LSI's Acquisition of SandForce

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At first glance, the LSI acquisition didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. The one thing SandForce needed was a partner that understood validation and could elevate SandForce's standards in that department. I wasn't thinking broad enough.
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Good Article. Thanks for sharing.

If LSI can improve the reliability of the Sandforce controller to a level that competes with traditional hard drives we may see traditional hard drive manufacturers enter the Ssd space. In this case competition is the consumers best friend.

I found it interesting that LSI controllers make up 70% of HDDs and thatctheir controllers are used by the biggest names currently.

Good Stuff!

PS Congratulations on a Cardinals World Series victory. Great Series!
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It's St Louis, we always have 1 team doing well, and 3 teams doing poorly

But on topic; Yes, LSI is huge. They're also the largest supplier of Enterprise grade NAS/SAN, & RAID Controller solutions to companies like Dell & HP.

Their entire business model is built on being the best chip supplier to those people and with the acquisition of Sandforce they can piggy back off of Sand Force's success, as well as let Sand Force piggy back off their good name.
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I wonder whether Adaptec and the rest will start dwelling into solid state as well now.
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