SandForce as far as the eye: Corsair is now looking etrememory,Corsair, A-DATA and OCZ , the next manufacturer to us with the "Phoenix Pro" is a relatively new SSD with SandForce SF-1200 controller for a test available represents. This comes on the Phoenix model, a new firmware is used, which reduces the reserve area, thereby extending the useful capacity of 92 to 112 GB.
The SandForce controller is already in our first test proved to be very potent, but he can convince a very good performance and innovative features - gives an overview of it here, the G.Skill Phoenix Pro comes with the SF-1200 controller and has a Pro version of the firmware performance see more on the following information.
One problem with SSDs with SandForce controller has been that which was significantly smaller for the user to the available capacity than the soldered Flash memory, which has ultimately driven the price per gigabyte strongly upward. All SSDs have a so-called spare area which is used to replace damaged cells and the garbage collection is always supplied with blank blocks so that the performance of the drive decreased.
The spare area is typically 7% high, while SandForce drives but so far there were a total of 28%, from 128 GB flash memory effectively remained around 92 GB, perhaps under pressure from SSD manufacturers have the same force of sand now found another firmware version available, which reduced the reserve to 13%, of the aforementioned 128 GB are so at least around 112 GB.