FREMONT, California — May 16th, 2011 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Force Series™ 3 family of solid-state drives.
The newly announced Force Series 3 models take advantage of the new SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3) interface to deliver impressive speed at an attractive price. The Force Series 3 features the highest performance version of the latest-generation SandForce SF-2281 SSD Processor with out-of-box read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively, and an impressive 85000K IOPS for measurably faster system response, boot times and application load times than SATA 2 solid-state drives. All Force Series 3 models are also backward compatible with SATA 2, and include an easy-to-use 3.5” adapter to allow owners of both desktop and notebook PCs to enjoy the cool, quiet operation and enhanced system performance made possible by replacing their traditional mechanical hard drive with an SSD.
FREMONT, California — February 18, 2011 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced its plans for the upcoming transition from 34 nanometer to 25 nanometer flash chips used on its solid-state drives.
“There is a lot of confusion in the market about the impact the move from 34 to 25nm flash will have on both the price and the performance of solid-state drives,” said John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “We’ve been working closely with SandForce to ensure the smoothest possible transition and we’re sharing the details today.”
FREMONT, California — December 2, 2010 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced two additions to its award-winning Force Series™ SSD family. The new models include the F90 and F180 Force Series SSDs, with densities of 90GB and 180GB respectively.
We first got our hands on a SandForce-based drive when Corsair was nice enough to send us their F100 solid state drive. We were very excited and anxious to see the performance boost from the traditional Indilinx Barefoot drives we had been reviewing for the past year. Recently we have seen many extended capacity drives, meaning there is less over-provisioning in order for a larger capacity drive. Many people think that 20GB is not that much extra space, but when it comes down to it, it really is. Also prices have dropped quite considerably in the past few months. At the time we reviewed the F100 it retailed for around $400 and now you can get the F120 for around $300! Let’s take a look at this drive!
At CES every solid state drive manufacturer we met with was raving about the SandForce controller, the new controller that is going to bring blazing speeds to solid state drives and bring current solid state drives in the budget category with these new drives being in the enthusiast category. The controller from SandForce is the SF-1200 which is a small step down from the enterprise SF-1500 controller. Corsair has designed a new line of solid state drives around this controller called the Force Series, which is available in 100GB and 200GB versions. Today we will be looking at the 100GB version which boasts very impressive very impressive read and write speeds at 285MB/s and 275MB/s respectively. Let’s check it out!