120GB SandForce SSD Round-Up Update - HotHardware
120GB SandForce SSD Round-Up Update

120GB SandForce SSD Round-Up Update

Shortly after publishing a recent 5-way SSD round-up, a number of the manufacturers that employ Sandforce controllers in their products released updated drives that offered more usable capacity to end users. The first wave of SF-1200 based drives to hit the scene had about 22% of their flash memory over-provisioned for cache purposes, wear-leveling, and other proprietary Sandforce functions. 100GB drives like the OCZ Vertex 2 and Corsair Force F100, for example, actually featured 128GB of flash memory on-board. The second wave of drives to arrive, however, have about 6.25% of their flash memory over-provisioned, and as such, they offer more usable capacity to end users.

We received 120GB variants of the OCZ Vertex 2 and Corsair Force drives, and have updated our round-up with their performance results...

120GB SandForce SSD Round-Up Update

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Nice Review. I like these SandForce controllers. I still just think $350 is to much for a 100GB drive. They have the performance going for them though.

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Although SSDs have come a long way in their affordability, they still have a ways to go before I can justify shelling out the coin for one. As soon as I can grab one of the drives from this review for $200 or less, I will. Fortunately, at the rate things are progressing, I shouldn't have to wait too long.

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