Bit Tech came across the specifications of MSI's new Reflex solid state disk lineup. This 2.5" SATA 6Gbps SSD series is based on the SandForce SF-2281 controller:
Based, so the leak claims, on LSI's SandForce SF-2281 controller, the MSI Reflex drives will launch in 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities, each in a 2.5-inch form factor with bundled 3.5-inch mounting bracket. Speeds differ according to side: the RX-60 boasts 525MB/s read and 495MB/s write with 85,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS); the RX-120 ups the performance to 550MB/s read and 515MB/s write with 90,000 IOPS; the RX-240 tops the range at 560MB/s read, 525MB/s write and again 90,000 IOPS.
Should those performance figures prove accurate, MSI could have a serious competitor on its hands - and for a first attempt at breaking into a market it has little experience in, it's undoubtedly impressive.