Today, Micron and Seagate have joined forces to put Micron’s 16-nanometer flash into Seagate’s storage products and if this is any indication of the readiness of the next Sandforce controller, it could mean we’ll be seeing new SSDs from Seagate around Computex 2015. Seagate was last in the news with the headlines that they had bought out Avago Technologies, the creators of the LSI Sandforce SSD controller that shook the market years ago. LSI is working on theSF3700, the successor to the SF2280, but there is no time frame for a release just yet.
“The collaboration will assure both Seagate and Micron target the growing enterprise flash market with industry-leading offerings across both of our product portfolios,” said Darren Thomas, Vice President of Storage, Micron. “The relationship provides Micron access to enterprise drive technology and platforms, expanding our portfolio and accelerating our push into the enterprise market segment.”