07 October 2010

The Sands of Time, Much Less of It

Bloody Hell.  Sandforce have announced the specs for their next generation controller(s), the SF-2xxx series.  And, our friends at AnandTech have published a short "review" of the spec.

This is getting bloody ridiculous.  The SF-2xxx specs out better than the STEC Zeus, by a long way.  The Zeus has been considered the creme-de-la-creme of enterprise flash SSD.  The SandForce controller, if it works as described, puts STEC in a bind, and the enterprise SSD buyer in the driver's seat.

And then there's this, from a Reg article:
"Barry Whyte, an SVC (SAN Volume Controller) performance expert and master inventor at IBM, thinks the previously standard 15,000rpm 3.5-inch disk drives could vanish from enterprise array's performance tier in 18 months."

Come on folks, BCNF databases are yearning to be free, free I say.  We must do this.

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