Thursday, May 24th 2012

Corsair Announces SSD Upgrade Kit for Notebooks

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the immediate availability of the Force Series 3 SSD Notebook Upgrade Kits. The kits, available in sizes of 120 GB and 240 GB, provide users with an easy, affordable way to upgrade their laptops to a solid-state drive (SSD) for improved performance, battery life, and reliability.

Corsair SSDs provide significant advantages over standard hard drives. The solid-state design enables SSDs to deliver faster data read and write speeds which can reduce software load and PC startup times. And because SSDs have no moving mechanical parts, they help laptops run cooler, run longer on batteries, and resist data loss from bumps.


Force Series 3 SSD Notebook Upgrade Kits simplify the process of upgrading a notebook from a hard drive to an SSD drive. The kit includes a USB-to-SATA cable and easy-to-use migration software for transferring existing operating system, application, and data files from an old hard drive to the new SSD. The new SSDs come in a slim 7 mm high case designed to fit in most space-constrained laptops.

"Laptop owners have become more aware of the performance, power efficiency, and reliability of SSDs but many have been put off by the complexity of moving their existing data," said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "The new Force Series 3 SSD Notebook Upgrade Kits simplify the data migration process, making upgrading to an SSD easier than ever."

Pricing and Availability
Force Series 3 SSD Notebook Upgrade Kits are affordably priced with an MSRP in the United States of $139.99 USD for the 120 GB model and $259.99 USD for the 240 GB model. Both drives are available immediately worldwide.

For more information on the Force Series 3 SSD Notebook Upgrade Kits, please visit:
http://www.corsair.com/blog/the-new-corsair-force-series-3-ssd-notebook-upgrade-kits
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2 Comments on Corsair Announces SSD Upgrade Kit for Notebooks

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
IMO - they should have sold the 'upgrade kit' seperately.

Most people dont know that if their laptop, netbook or PC has a WD hard drive drive then there is a version of Acronis that is free to use so long as it detects a WD get that and some cheap $10 USB hard drive caddy to use it for the clone - problem solved.

However if the internal hard drive is a seagate then this 'upgrade kit' might be a good idea.
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#2
BazookaJoe
by: FreedomEclipse
IMO - they should have sold the 'upgrade kit' seperately.
100% Agree - a "Joe Everyman" compatible upgrade kit as a standalone product is a fantastic idea - I also don't know that we really need to be buying an SSD along with the kit. A standalone kit would be awesome for just putting in a bigger standard drive, or whatever. Maybe you just want to clone the drive as a backup even.

Also IS THIS KIT USB-3 or 2 ?

I had to replicate a 2tb drive over usb2 a few months ago, as the power supply for the USB3 interface I normally used had been damaged, and OH MY FORKING GOWD how massively terrible that was.

If this device also doubles as a generic SATA2.5"<-->USB interface when you are not replicating drives, that would also be fantastic as a technicians spare tool, but I'd hope to heck it would be USB3.

EDIT :
My bad, it seems they already sell a kit like that... Sort of...
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