Thursday, November 10th 2011

Corsair Expands SATA 3 Support With New Performance Pro SSD Line

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Performance Pro Series SSDs.

The Performance Pro Series, designed with the Marvell SATA 6 Gb/s SSD controller, delivers an impressive ATTO Max performance of up to 515MB/s Sequential Read and 440 MB/s Sequential Write, and can sustain very 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 advanced background garbage collection to allow for consistently strong performance even with operating systems that do not support the TRIM command. This integral performance optimization makes Performance Pro SSDs an ideal solution for RAID configurations, which typically do not support TRIM.

Performance Pro solid-state drives 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 easy 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 new Performance Pro Series SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and are available in 128GB and 256GB configurations from authorized distributors and retailers worldwide. Note that stated capacities are unformatted and actual capacities will vary depending on the formatting and operating system used. For more information on Performance Pro solid-state drives, please visit this page.
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11 Comments on Corsair Expands SATA 3 Support With New Performance Pro SSD Line

#1
Completely Bonkers
Nice to see such improvements just by improving the interface chipsets.

Seems like there is a race to the top with SSD performance. Great advances in speed, capacity and prices over the last 18 months. Still looking forward to cheaper SSDs though... and I would happily trade a little speed for more capacity.

HDD market it very unlucky. With the recent Thai floods and the shocking increase in HDD prices, 2012 is the year where 128GB SSD's might take over in a "standard build".
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btarunr
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If the SSD industry can seize the opportunity and cut price per GB by at least 25%, SSD will get its big push.
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de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: btarunr
If the SSD industry can seize the opportunity and cut price per GB by at least 25%, SSD will get its big push.
but tehy wont because all they care about is money.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: de.das.dude
but tehy wont because all they care about is money.
Uh...the "big push" would fetch money.
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#5
HYPER-TWIN
I do agree, high price = low volume, low price = high volume, and that will bring large cash:)
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#6
Jstn7477
I'll be the owner of a $169 Corsair Force 3 120GB as soon as it arrives in the mail. Luckily I got my 2TB Barracuda Green for $79 about a week before the price gouging began. :toast:
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#7
Drone
This integral performance optimization makes Performance Pro SSDs an ideal solution for RAID configurations
Hmm it's a lie, half-true, a deceit and simply bullcrap. Since when ssds are designed for raid? Rofl, raids are mostly used in servers and they use sas interface. SSDs are for regular use and should have only pci-e only then they make sense. Making an ssd with sata and saying that's it's cool for raids ... well whatever it's quite beyond my ken.
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de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: btarunr
Uh...the "big push" would fetch money.
true but there are still certain risks involved,since its after all a new product.
Also lower price has an image of cheaper quality. So in order to keep the product image, they cant suddenly drop prices

i bet the average local assembler in india will still go "SSD? Wat?"
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#9
cupang
i just love the way it looks
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#10
happita
So this uses the cheaper Marvell controller huh? Thats not a problem. I just hope it runs at the advertised speeds and specifications that they state it will. I can't remember how many bad reviews I have read about Corsair's Performance 3 Series SSD's. I really want SSDs to mature as HDDs have done. We'll see what this series brings to the table.
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#11
n-ster
by: btarunr
If the SSD industry can seize the opportunity and cut price per GB by at least 25%, SSD will get its big push.
This. idk what they are waiting for, they should do it before the holidays
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