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Corsair announces its first SATA 6Gbps SSDs

by Parm Mann on 10 January 2011, 12:18

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Corsair wasn't short of new products at this year's CES, but there's one that managed to slip under our radar; a new range of SSDs.

The drives, dubbed the Performance 3 Series, are Corsair's first to feature a SATA 6Gbps interface and will be available in 64GB, 128GB (pictured) and 256GB capacities.

Breaking away from the manufacturer's recent tradition, the Performance 3 Series doesn't utilise SandForce innards and instead opts for a Marvel 9174 controller. All three models will feature a 128MB cache, and Corsair quotes impressive read and write speeds of 480MB/s and 320MB/s, respectively, for the range-topping 256GB drive, 410MB/s and 210MB/s for the 128GB model, and 365MB/s and 110MB/s for the smallest 64GB offering.

TRIM support and background garbage collection is built-in, and Corsair reckons the Performance 3 Series is the ideal companion for Intel's SATA 6Gbps-capable Sandy Bridge chipsets.

There's no mention of pricing, but we do know the drives will be available later this month and we expect two of them in a RAID 0 configuration to storm past the 800MB/s mark.


[Update] SCAN Computers now has the 64GB, 128GB and 256GB drives up for pre-order. Pricing is set at £130, £244 and £488, respectively.


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Corsair reckons the Performance 3 Series is the ideal companion for Intel's SATA 6Gbps-capable Sandy Bridge chipsets.

I assume that means they'd prefer AMD 800-series chipset users to stick to the Crucial C300 instead…? :O_o1:
I thought crucial had an exclusive deal with marvel :S
Ideal for Intel's 2 SATA 3 ports is it? Not AMD's then I guess. Poor AMD always getting their thunder stolen (64 bit, integrated memory controller, HT, monolithic quad core design)

Hope ARM and partners give them a good kick in the pants.

Oh, nice SSD. Let's the shelf price
semo
Imonolithic quad core design)

Which was really, really stupid of AMD at the time ;)
The rest however were good ideas.