SandForce has announced that at the closing of the first full year that its SSD processors SF-1500 and SF-1200 have been on the market they have shipped a million units. These processors are in use in a wide range of SSD offerings from a variety of customers all around the country.
SandForce says that manufacturers using its SSD processors have shipped an estimated 100 petabytes of NAND flash into the mainstream computing market. That is enough space to store two billion four-drawer filing cabinets full of text documents! That amount of storage could also store 5,000 years worth of continuously played DVD movies. That is a huge amount of storage.
“We designed the SandForce SSD Processors to kickstart the SSD market by bringing enterprise-class performance and longevity to SSDs made with cost-effective commodity MLC flash, and that’s exactly what has happened,” said Michael Raam, President and CEO for SandForce. “SSD manufacturers building products for enterprise, client, and industrial, applications are using SandForce SSD Processors with the unique DuraClass™ technology to bring out solutions that outperform the competition and meet or exceed the needs of each of these market segments. We anticipate our shipment volumes to increase by several multiples as the value proposition of SSDs based on our technology further proliferate into the mainstream market.”