updated 10:40 am EDT, Wed August 10, 2011
Combines controller with Toshiba for next gen SSD
Sandforce has used the Flash Memory Summit, currently taking place in Santa Clara, to show off its SSD controller working with 24 nanometer multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash technology that will be used in SSD drives. For the demonstration, the company has combined its SSD-2000 controller with Toshiba's newest NAND flash to create what it sees as a a next generation storage solution.
SandForce is known for its high performance controllers. Its technology can be found in industrial, enterprise and consumer SSD drives from vendors including Kingston, OCZ, and Corsair.
The 24-nanometer process is key to getting very dense storage and is expected to mostly lead to higher-capacity smartphones and tablets. In SSDs, however, it could help crack the informal 256GB barrier that most companies haven't crossed due to size and price.