LSI has been using Sandforce flash controllers in warpdrive (PCIe based SSD) for some time now.
Sandforce controllers are essentially SAS/SATA to flash IF bridge which implies the PCIe based SSD's from LSI are going to have the added latency of SAS/SATA interconnect, which according to me is a disadvantage as compared to products which have PCIe-to-Flash controllers.
Only possibility I see is that LSI and SandForce are already working on PCIe-to-Flash controller in backgroung.
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