Friday, November 18, 2011

Icy News: Corsair Expands 6Gb SATA Support With Performance Pro SSDs

"$530 for 256GB, with Marvell controller
Corsair Memory, Inc. announced the 2.5-inch Performance Pro Series SSDs.


The Performance Pro Series, designed with the Marvell SATA 6 Gb/s SSD controller, delivers an ATTO Max performance of up to 515MB/s sequential read and 440 MB/s sequential write, and can sustain similar performance when reading and writing compressed and non-compressible data, such as audio, images, and video files.

Additionally, the Performance Pro Series has built-in background garbage collection to allow for consistently performance even with operating systems that do not support the TRIM command. This integral performance optimization makes Performance Pro SSDs a solution for RAID configurations, which typically do not support TRIM.

Performance Pro SSDs provide fast SATA III connectivity that pushes the limits of the new SATA III 6Gb/s interface. They are also backward compatible with SATA 2 3GB/s, and include an 3.5" adapter for installation in both laptop and desktop PCs.

"We are pleased to provide a fast SATA 3 SSD that's designed specifically for real-world performance," said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "High-performance PC users work heavily with media files, and unlike some other SSDs, the Performance Pro can save, load and move music, photos and movies without significantly reduced performance. It offers consistent, reliable speed regardless of whether you're running Windows, OS X or Linux, and whether you’re using a single drive or a RAID configuration."

The Performance Pro Series SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and are available in 128GB and 256GBconfigurations from authorized distributors and retailers worldwide." -via 

Corsair has always been one of the top manufacturers in memory devices, and they are showing it in their new SSD. The new SSD has a unique built in garbage collector that is not found in many SSDs. The SSD is super fast with 515MB/s read and 440 MB/s write using the SATA 6 Gb/s interface. Let us know what you think about Corsairs new SSD. 

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