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SSD SATA300 2.5" MLC SANDFORCE1200 Print
March 2011
SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processors enable standard Flash memory to reliably operate in SF_chips.gifcost and power sensitive client computing environments. The SF-1200 is a true single-chip SSD Processor designed for volume manufacturing and outstanding performance. Innovative DuraClas technology delivers world class reliability, endurance, performance and power consumption.

Endurance and Longevity
As each generation of Flash memory evolves and the silicon geometries shrink - performance, reliability, endurance, and data retention are negatively impacted. DuraWrite technology extends the life of the SSD over conventional controllers, by optimizing writes to the Flash memory and delivering a write amplification below 1, without complex DRAM caching requirements.

Performance and Power Optimization
SSDs are capable of significantly outperforming traditional HDDs, but typical controllers haven’t delivered the compelling value necessary for mainstream adoption. SandForce DuraClass technology enables the SSD to maximize both the endurance and performance for the life of the drive fulfilling the promise of high speed Flash memory in client computing applications and improving system performance by up to 50% as measured by the SYSmart Benchmark.

Client Computing Security
The SF-1200 has built in AES-128 bit encryption controllable by a configurable user password. This feature prevents would-be thieves from extracting data directly from the Flash memory should they ever have access to the drive.

Data Protection and Reliability
SF-1200 SSD Processors provide up to 100x greater data protection than today's SSDs, and leading enterprise HDDs. This is a result of superior ECC protection and unique RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology. RAISE provides the protection and reliability of RAID on a single drive without the significant write overhead.

SF-1200 Client SSD Processor Specification

DuraClass Technology:

  • DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of SSDs
  • Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling
  • Intelligent Read Management
  • Intelligent “Recycling” for advanced free space management (Garbage Collection)
  • RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements)
  • Best-in-Class ECC protection for longest data retention and drive life
  • Power/Performance Balancing

Host Interface:

  • SATA 2.6 Compliant, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s support
  • Native Command Queuing (up to 32 commands)
  • SMART Command Transport

Max Capacity Supported:

  • 512GB


  • Sequential Read Transfer: Up to 260MB/s (@128K blocks)
  • Sequential Write Transfer: Up to 260MB/s (@128K blocks)
  • Random Read IOPS: 30,000 (@4K blocks)
  • Random Write IOPS: 30,000 burst/10,000 sustained (@4K blocks)
  • PCMark05: 40,000 (HDD test suite score)
  • PCMark Vantage: 43,000 (HDD test suite score)

Flash Memory Support:

  • MLC from major vendors
  • SLC up to 64GB* of total capacity

Power Consumption:

  • Typical: 900mW
  • Sleep/Slumber: 90mW


  • Data Encryption: 128-bit AES
  • Optional disk password


  • ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Unrecoverable Read Errors: Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read


  • MTTF: 2,000,000 operating hours
  • Supports 5-year customer life cycle

Operating Temperature:

  • 0°C to 70°C ambient

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