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SandForce SF-2200/2100 Chips Promise Extra Hour of Battery

The SF-2200 and SF-2100 series is especially targeting SSDs for Ultrabooks and can address  24 GB to 512 GB of flash memory.

Compared to the previous product generation, the new controllers, which continue to be manufactured in 65 nm, include a firmware upgrade that enables a much more detailed power control and address more devices that can be active or shut down. According to LSI, the overall effect is a notably improved power consumption and deliver up to one more hour of battery life in a notebook.

At the same time, the company also promises faster boot and wake times, support for "virtually" all MLC flash products and support for SATA 6 Gb/s. There was no information on availability.

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