Back In February, we published an article with respect to LSI SandForce releasing code that would enable the production of ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs with increased capacity, a whopping 7% additional capacity in fact.
In other words, the consumer would see LSI SandForce performance in 64, 128, 256 and 512GB drives vice the standard SF capacities of 60, 120, 240 and 480GB. This was great news but the question of performance was definitely present in countless SSD forum threads.
In an attempt to answer a question brought forward in a comment at Anandtech, (as they were kind enough to quote our release) a very colorful conversation ensued with respect to where this space would be found and any performance implications that might result. In the end, we are happy to revisit this topic and our report today is on the ADATA XPG SX900 256GB 6Gbps SSD, this SSD being the first release of a new generation ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD actually marketed in a 256GB capacity. Grab a seat because you are going to be a bit surprised at the performance we think.
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