Tuesday, March 26th 2013

Corsair Neutron GTX Series Retrofitted with 19 nm Toggle-NAND Flash

Without making much noise about it, Corsair retrofitted its Neuton GTX line of performance consumer SSDs with 19 nm Toggle-NAND flash chips made by Toshiba. The newer drives' model numbering scheme looks like "CSSD-NxxxGBGTXB-BK," where "B" denotes 19 nm Toggle NAND flash, and "xxx" denotes the capacity (120/240/480 GB). The MTBF on Corsair website appears unchanged, so does the 5-year product warranty, and rated P/E cycle count of 3,000. The Corsair Neutron GTX line of performance SSDs were launched in September 2012, originally with 24 nm toggle-NAND flash.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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3 Comments on Corsair Neutron GTX Series Retrofitted with 19 nm Toggle-NAND Flash

#1
Baum
that means this a costsaving downgrade even throu it is a smaller nano technology?
i don't get the point of the article which says it turns to an read only device..

better than nothing i say right?
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#2
agent00skid
Smaller production node for flash RAM tend to make them less durable. That's the reason for the articles focus on that.
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#3
hurleydood
The Kingston SSD V300 uses Toshiba 19 nm Toggle-NAND Flash.

Based on the Kingston V300 TBW specs it's P/E cycle rating is 2000.

Kingston V300 120GB TBW 64TB
64TB = 2000 x 128GB NAND / 4

Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB TBW 96TB (3000 p/e cycle rated, 25nm Intel flash)
96TB = 3000 x 128GB NAND / 4

4 = Write Amplification Factor
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