Corsair V128 Nova Review
Corsair V128 Nova Up Close
I know very few of you are interested in packaging but you should be. When you see as many products as we do, seeing a company go the extra mile can usually be taken as sign that the whole product has had a lot of thought and care put into it. It's not an absolute, but the more effort taking to protect the hardware, the more the company cares about it.
For this reason it's worth us showing you how the Nova SSD arrived at our office. A properly sturdy box will absorb anything the most ham-fisted delivery man can offer and this most definitely is sturdy. Inside we even have the airbags that have overtaken bubble-wrap as the bump-absorbing material of choice. Albeit not as much fun to pop.
Moving on to the Nova itself we have everything we'd expect to see. Simple and clean packaging with a clear plastic insert holding the Nova itself.
Removing the Nova we see it follows the box art exactly. The case is a black aluminium affair that feels very tactile and must play a large role in the exceptional 40G shock that the Nova can withstand.
Remember the small things I spoke about at the top of the page? Here is another. Corsair provide the Nova with a 2.5" to 3.5" converter and all the screws necessary to mount it in any case. It is also black aluminium and texturally perfectly matches the Nova.
Unlike some other adaptors it fits perfectly into our tool-less CoolerMaster drive bays. A definite thumbs up to Corsair for the ease in which you can be up and running.