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MSI Expected to Release LSI SandForce-based SSDs

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.

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Meanwhile, 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.

(Image credit: Inside Industry News)

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
    Love to see the SSD industry tech improving.
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  • s3anister
    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
    Good to see more competitors.
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  • someguynamedmatt
    Love MSI, and am certainly looking forward to see what they can bring to the table.
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  • mikeangs2004
    Don't need & want to see more syncronous drives. It better not come out...
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  • razor512
    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
    9383157 said:
    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
    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
    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 processorsJust 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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  • 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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