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MSI Entering SSD Business with SandForce-Driven Products

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    While the PC enthusiast community know MSI more to be the people behind some quality motherboards, graphics cards, and notebooks, apart from a few lesser known product lines, the Taiwanese company has a few completely undocumented products. A "case" in point (mind the pun) is its Interceptor line of gaming PC cases, whose launch spread across early 2012, was completely undocumented by MSI public relations. Solid State Drives (SSDs) will soon be MSI's newest frontier, according to no less than LSI-SandForce.

    Apparently, MSI has signed up LSI-SandForce as a provider of SSD controllers. The page on the company website that lists all "SandForce-Driven" SSDs includes a column for MSI (including its company logo), with the models column being marked "Coming Soon." This is not the first time MSI got involved with SSD. 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. We have sought more information from MSI.

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  2. slybunda New Member

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    adds more failure prone ssd's to the mix.
  3. Solidstate89

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    Wow, yet ANOTHER SandForce SSD. What a shocker.
  4. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    How?

    More options is never bad.
  5. cedrac18

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    Yep prices will go down down down.
  6. FreedomEclipse

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    SATURATED MARKET IS SATURATED!!!

    on a lighter note - serious price drops incoming!!!!!
  7. AthlonX2

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    These drives will just be rebranded from another company like toshiba
  8. 1c3d0g

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    No point in these if they can't/won't develop their own firmware.
  9. Elmo

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    Your comment is juvenile . More competition is good , would gladly see more price drops in the near future
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    good news .. maybe it decreases the prices
  11. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Sure there's a point. More options, more options, lower prices (hopefully), bigger chances to find good deals.

    From a purely technological/performance standpoint there's little point though.
  12. Homeles New Member

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    Better than disaster-prone HDDs.
  13. yapchagi

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    wrong move on the sandforce. Wrong move.
  14. Dj-ElectriC

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    I say - more competition the better. Don't really care for MSI's SSDs at this point.
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  15. Fourstaff

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    This post should have read "MSI printing stickers for Sandforce SSDs"
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    I think the real story here is monster trying to sell SSDs as well.

    I don't understand these people hahahahahahaha

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