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Stefan Mileschin 7th June 2012 06:37

LSI SandForce demos 19nm NAND in working SSD
LSI SandForce showed off what appears to be the world's first SSD based on 19nm NAND.

The contraption is based on Toshiba's 19nm Toggle Mode NAND and another version with Intel 20nm synchronous NAND was also on display. In a brief press demo run, the Toshiba unit hit 60,000 IOPS at low 4k random write access. The Intel-based SSD managed 498MB/s in IOMeter.

LSI SandForce also used the opportunity to showcase some of its ultrabook drives, including the tiny mSATA SSD used on the Asus Zenbook, along with an SSD cache drive stuck into a Lenovo X220.

The 24GB drive is based on Intel 25nm chips and it was paired up with a Hitachi 250GB hard drive.

The company boldly claims that the tiny cache drive can boost performance by up to 1000 per cent compared to HDD only configurations, although we would take the figure with a grain of salt.

It is also said to be up to 70 percent faster than competing cache drives, reports the SSD Review, where there is a set of pictures.

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