Leading memory and storage equipment manufacturer Corsair recently announced the launch of its all new Force Series of SSDs. The new drives are based on SandForce controllers and are reportedly the fastest SSDs from the manufacturer till date.
Corsair has combined its SATA II MLC flash memory architecture with SandForce’s latest SF-1200 SSD processor to build a series of solid state drives that it claims, delivers outstanding performance. According to the manufacturer, its new SSDs boast of read and write speeds of up to 280MB/sec and 260MB/sec respectively, which are new benchmarks for the SSD industry. Random read/write performance of the new drives is also significantly above existing industry standards.
The SandForce controllers also feature the advanced SandForce DuraClass Technology, which gives the Force series SSDs extremely effective write endurance and error correction abilities. For now, Corsair has introduced two versions – 100GB and 200GB respectively in the series. Both drives come with TRIM command support in Windows 7, which ensures there is no drop in the performance of the drives over their lifetime.
Corsair’s VP of Engineering Kevin Conley has this to say of their new products, “The Force Series are the fastest SSDs that Corsair has launched to date. We have been very impressed with the SandForce SSD Processor innovations in the months that we have been working with them, and we can’t wait to get these extraordinarily fast SSDs into the hands of our most demanding customers.”
Corsair will be shipping out the new SSDs to retailers by third week of March, with the 200GB model sporting am expensive price tag of £578 while the 100GB version will carry a tag of £333.
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