X-bit Labs reports SandForce has announced that its SF-2000 controller series fully supports Toshiba's new 24nm MLC NAND flash memory:
SandForce, a leading designer of controllers for solid-state drives, this week announced the first public demonstration of its SSD processors working in concert with the industry’s most aggressive NAND flash family for SSD applications, 24nm multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash from Toshiba.
The demonstration featured the company’s SATA SF-2000 SSD controller with SATA-600 interface with read and write speeds up to 500MB/s and up to 60 000 IOPS with Toshiba’s 24nm toggle DDR flash memory operating at 166MT/s. It is unclear whether SandForce used Toshiba’s MLC memory with two-bits-per cell (2bpc) or three-bits-per-cell (3bpc) architecture. The latter type is not used for solid-state drives generally due to lower reliability which can be overcome with sophisticated SSD controllers