Tuesday, December 27th 2011

Zalman F1-Series SSDs Start Selling

Zalman's newest line of solid state drives, the F1-series, started selling in Japan. These drives are slated for launch tomorrow. These drives are a typical implementation of the SandForce SF-2281 controller, backed by MLC NAND flash memory. The F1-series is available in three sizes, 60 GB, 120 GB, and 240 GB; priced at 11,980 JPY (US $153), 19,800 JPY ($254), and 39,980 JPY ($513), respectively. The drives take advantage of the SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and are built in the 2.5-inch form-factor. The drives offer read speeds of up to 560 MB/s, and up to 530 MB/s writes. The 60 GB and 120 GB models offer 4K random write performance of 30,000 IOPS, while the 240 GB one offers 45,000 IOPS.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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10 Comments on Zalman F1-Series SSDs Start Selling

#2
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Isenstaedt
Wasn't Zalman about cooling?
That goes for many companys.

Anyways thought they might of used a more flashy sticker for that cool case.
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#3
OneCool
Who is is really making the drives?
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#4
Delta6326
Well it has some really high Read/Write speed but low IOPS
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#5
Jarman
I imagine Zalman are making them as much as OCZ are making sandforce OCZ drives.

The only company to do a totally in-house SSD is samsung
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#6
iLLz
by: Jarman
I imagine Zalman are making them as much as OCZ are making sandforce OCZ drives.

The only company to do a totally in-house SSD is samsung
Intel does too, just not on the 6Gbps drives. They went with Marvell I believe on the Sata3 drives for some reason. But Intel does make SSDs that are totally made in house. I hear the new ones will be using SandForce, definitely interesting.
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#7
entropy13
by: Isenstaedt
Wasn't Zalman about cooling?
They have had Zalman-branded PSUs for a long time now, as well as monitors and cases. And recently they went into the SSD business. They are also expanding to GPUs.
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
In Korea, I've heard they also sell pre-built PCs.
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#9
nt300
Seems everybody is getting into the SSD business. Fast read/write but not so good 4K random write performance IOPS.
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#10
Widjaja
Lets see if they strike a win with these and their GPUs.

There was a time Corsair was a name commonly known with RAM, now look at them.
They have a good reputation in PSU and Water cooling.
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