Paul Kraus paul at
Thu Jul 31 17:08:34 UTC 2014

On Jul 31, 2014, at 12:33, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:

> True, but I was talking about the onboard controllers on the SSDs themselves.  There are two common ones out there: Marvell and Sandforce.

I had not thought about that. I knew about Sandforce controllers (as a bunch of SSD manufactures tout that they are using them).

> Sandforce controllers show high speeds on compressible data, but seem to have more problems.  I have used Kingston SSDs with Sandforce controllers in a couple of Windows machines without problems, but not for myself or for any serious duration with FreeBSD.

I have not had any issues with the Kingston (Sandforce) units, and I have pounded on them in pre-production testing.

Paul Kraus
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