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Corsair Launches New 128GB and 64GB Performance Series Solid State Drives

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced two new products in its Performance Series SSD family: the P128 and P64 high-performance solid-state drives.

    Building on the success of the award-winning P256 SSD, the Corsair P128 delivers the same 220MB/sec read speeds and 200MB/sec write speeds as its higher capacity cousin, at a lower cost. The P64 is one of the best-performing, lower-density SSDs available, with read speeds of up to 220MB/sec and write speeds of up to 120MB/sec. Both drives utilize the same cutting-edge technology as the P256, including a sophisticated Samsung controller IC with 128MB of cache memory and NCQ support to deliver class-leading, stutter-free performance.

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    “The high performance of the new Performance Series solid-state drives, combined with the inherent reliability and stability of flash technology, make them ideal for both new system builds and upgrades of desktops and notebooks,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair. “These drives have also been extensively validated in a wide range of popular notebook computers, which means that you can upgrade with absolute confidence.”

    The Corsair P128 solid-state drive is available immediately from Corsair’s authorized distributors and resellers worldwide, and is backed by a Two-Year Limited Warranty. The Corsair P64 solid-state drive will be available in early July. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech Support Express is also available.

    For more information on Corsair solid-state drives, please visit this page.
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    wow!! the more the better i just hope the prices drop on the ones I want. corsair does kinda rock tho lol
    also the samsung controler is new???? sorry
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    yes.. i think so... i see this controler in a OCZ Summit

    how much $$$$?? so nice and realy fast.. but the money is important to... :(
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    they are already some in newegg (p128)
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    Just over $300 for the P128 at newegg... IMO that's pretty reasonable for that kinda performance.
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    I'd like to raid 2-4 of the 256 versions, but I'm worried the onboard controller can't handle more than 2 of them.. no room for a card
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    thanks for the info.....
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    it supports raid 0+1, so it must support 4 drives on raid and if support 4 on raid, then it should support 4 on raid 0
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    motherboard controller.. I've heard they choke when raiding more than 2 fast ssds, though it would be nice to see a real benchmark on it
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    it not only varies between chipsets, but between the boards as well. it all comes down to how much bandwidth (PCI-E lanes?) is allocated to the southbridge/SATA ports.
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    is that what they mean when they say sputtering?? i was looking at some kingstons i heard alot about of positives those.
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    You can push about 600MB/s through an ICH10R, generally speaking. ICH9R (X38) maybe a tad slower?
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    P35, x38 and x48 all use ICH9R, P45 use ICH10R

    maybe its cause i'm tired, but i'm looking at ICH9R and thinking i typed it wrong...
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    Naw, that looks right. I was noticing that LAN_deRf_HA has an X38 board. I totally skipped that generation and went with P45/ICH10R when I upgraded, so I don't have much hands-on experience with that controller.

    Have some P35 boards here at work, but they are just ICH10 (no RAID).
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    x38 and x48 are the same chip. x48 are the ones binned to OC higher :D (and they're older than P45)
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    FYI some x58 mobos with the ICH10R, like the Rampage II Gene, cap out on SATA RAID0 really bad, my buddy as two Vertex in RAID0 on that board and it hits a wall around 200MB... :banghead:
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    i remember reading an article that mentioned that, i think there was drivers or a firmware update that fixed it for the board in the article.
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    Therefore, discrete RAID controllers.

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