What we have today are the official specs of the second-generation SandForce SSDs, the SF-2000 series. Drives will be sampling to enterprise customers in the coming weeks, but we probably won’t see shipping hardware until Q1 2011 if everything goes according to plan. And the specs are astounding.
A good USB flash drive usually gets around 20 MB/s. Recent hard drives about 120 MB/s. Most current SSDs are at 275 MB/s. SandForce is hoping to provide 500 MB/s transfer speeds with their next generation firmware.
I currently use an OCZ Vertex and would definitely consider buying the newer SSD if that insane performance materializes.
This now makes Intel's next generation SSD look mighty weak. It seems Intel will push for lower, affordable prices instead of super-high speeds.