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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  • jacobdrj
    LSI making waves with their new shiny Sandfoce acquisition already. Go LSI Go!!!
  • velocityg4
    I don't see how this could make that much of a difference in laptops. Since in laptops the impact of a hard drive or SSD is only a few minutes. The big users being the screen and CPU. The GPU can also be a big factor in gaming laptops.
  • jacobdrj
    I think this has more to do with the fact that Sandforce based controllers tended to consume more power on a consistent basis than some other chip-sets. And I have no doubt they are talking about the least common denominator of low powered chips, to maximize the difference with respect to the chip set in this claim...