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[TH]SandForce SF-2200/2100 Chips Promise Extra Hour of Battery

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The SF-2200 and SF-2100 series is especially targeting SSDs for Ultrabooks and can address 24 GB to 512 GB of flash memory.

Compared to the previous product generation, the new controllers, which continue to be manufactured in 65 nm, include a firmware upgrade that enables a much more detailed power control and address more devices that can be active or shut down. According to LSI, the overall effect is a notably improved power consumption and deliver up to one more hour of battery life in a notebook.

At the same time, the company also promises faster boot and wake times, support for "virtually" all MLC flash products and support for SATA 6 Gb/s. There was no information on availability.

A short but nevertheless interesting article.

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Interesting, but saying the name "sandforce" around here is like saying "plague". Stomachs tighten and ppl feel nauseous.
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Interesting, but saying the name "sandforce" around here is like saying "plague". Stomachs tighten and ppl feel nauseous.

Except that most drive manufactures(corsair/mushkin/OCZ, etc) use some variant a of SandForce controller.
 
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Interesting, but saying the name "sandforce" around here is like saying "plague". Stomachs tighten and ppl feel nauseous.

Not really tbh, the majority of us have never had issues with Sandforce drives...
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Sandforce was god awful last year, with multiple blue screens and BIOS not recognizing drive errors in numerous SSDs (vertex 3, corsair force 3, etc). However, I think they have mostly fixed those issues now (perhaps due to stiffer competition from marvell and intel) and hopefully these reports hold true about the battery life and performance.
    
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I'm surprised an SSD could have that much impact on battery life.
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It's nice to see them working on something other than speed. This might actually make me invest in a new drive.
 
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Don't most SSD's use less than 1W?
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Don't most SSD's use less than 1W?
This.
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Yea I am curious about the power savings as well. I have an mSATA SSD running on SandForce in my laptop and battery life is basically the same as when I just had my HDD.
   
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