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-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.