TweakTown heard Indilinx's Jet Stream faces a significant delay. This SATA 6Gbps SSD controller was once thought to be hitting the market in early 2010, but the product has been pushed back to 2011, possibly even late 2011. Instead, the company will release the Barefoot 2 controller by the end of this year.
Replacing the 16 channel Jet Stream in 2010 will be Barefoot 2, a product we know little about. Barefoot 2 will be an 8 channel controller with a maximum capacity of 512GB and well…that is really all I have at this time other than 2010 is the ETA and the words very soon came to the surface a few times.
The move to push Jet Stream back actually has more to do with Intel moving support for native ICH SATA 6G than anything else. With Intel out of the 6Gbps game now Indilinx doesn’t want the headaches currently playing out with other SATA 6G products on the market already. We have experienced more than a few of those in our test lab already so even though we don’t like hearing about a product delay we can understand the reasoning behind the move.