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MSI Expected to Release LSI SandForce-based SSDs

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MSI to enter the SSD battle with its own LSI SandForce-based SSD?

techPowerUp stumbled across some info that points to MSI moving into the SSD market based on the LSI-SandForce website. The company's page list all "SandForce-Driven" SSDs, which includes a column for MSI, with the models column being marked "Coming Soon". While most know MSI for its motherboards, graphics cards and notebooks, this would be MSI's first full venture into the SSD market. The company's high-end GT60/GT70 gaming notebooks come with a self-designed SSD RAID solution, that makes use of SanDisk-branded mSATA SSDs in RAID 0 configuration.

  

LSI-SandForceLSI-SandForceMeanwhile, Inside Industry News found out that MSI's SSDs may be called the Reflex Series. The drive will be available in 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB capacities. It is expected to be using a SF-2281 controller, which will offer the typical SandForce performance of 560MB/s read and 525MB/s write with 90,000 IOPS for the 240GB capacity. There is no mention of pricing and availability, which should be expected since there has been no "official" announcement by MSI about these drives.

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We have reached out to MSI for confirmation on this listing but have not received feedback from MSI at time of publication.

 

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    mayne92 , July 23, 2012 11:14 PM
    Love to see the SSD industry tech improving.
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    mayne92 , July 23, 2012 11:14 PM
    Love to see the SSD industry tech improving.
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    s3anister , July 23, 2012 11:18 PM
    This is great news; all of my MSI equipment over the years have had excellent overall build quality. I'd love to see MSI apply their manufacturing expertise to the SSD market.
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    A Bad Day , July 23, 2012 11:19 PM
    Good to see more competitors.
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    someguynamedmatt , July 24, 2012 12:11 AM
    Love MSI, and am certainly looking forward to see what they can bring to the table.
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    mikeangs2004 , July 24, 2012 12:32 AM
    Don't need & want to see more syncronous drives. It better not come out...
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    razor512 , July 24, 2012 12:50 AM
    You forgot the box art, just look at that MSI quality.



    a picture is usually worth a thousand words but this says only "MSI"

    tell me if you see a trend with MSI and blown components
    http://www.overclock.net/a/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-high-tdp-processors
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    xiinc37 , July 24, 2012 12:55 AM
    Quote:
    You forgot the box art, just look at that MSI quality.

    a picture is usually worth a thousand words but this says only "MSI"


    Well, obviously those mosfets suck, but it's not like MSI made them. Of course they chose them in the first place...
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    SGTgimpy , July 24, 2012 2:13 AM
    And from the picture above it looks like an old MSI KM4M VIA chipset motherboard from 2003-2004 time frame in which was not just an MSI issue but an industry issue with using cheap Chinese components like compactors and mosfets that effected every board manufacture including ASUS, Giga-Byte, A-bit, ECS, and many more. A picture can speak a thousand words, but if the words the picture is speaking is BS then again it is just a pretty picture.
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    jerm1027 , July 24, 2012 5:35 AM
    s3anisterThis is great news; all of my MSI equipment over the years have had excellent overall build quality. I'd love to see MSI apply their manufacturing expertise to the SSD market.

    Razor512You forgot the box art, just look at that MSI quality.a picture is usually worth a thousand words but this says only "MSI"tell me if you see a trend with MSI and blown components http://www.overclock.net/a/about-v [...] processors

    Just saying, my experience with MSI has been less than stellar. Bought a GTX 560-Ti Twin Frozr II and sent it back due to artifacting and driver crashes. After a bit of haggling, they sent me an NGTX570 and that died after a few months from bad memory. So bad, my Radeon 5830 was outperforming it, so I stuck with it and cut my losses because shipping was adding up. Not too pleased with my MSI motherboard either (P67A-G45).
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    Anonymous , July 24, 2012 5:36 PM
    Nice to see more companies entering into the SSD market, the more, the merrier and hopefully with more competition comes cheaper prices.
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    eddieroolz , July 24, 2012 6:57 PM
    I'd pursuade MSI to use another controller, as SandForce controller based SSDs are already aplenty. There's no room to differentiate.
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    superp , July 25, 2012 9:05 AM
    Yet another SandForce SSD, yeah... Yet, I understand why. SSD is coming to town, unless 2012 is the last year of man kind, otherwise, MSI feels must get on it with everyone else. It's like betting roulette, the more numbers, the more chance to be a winner (but still losing money).