Friday, February 26th 2010

Corsair Launches Reactor and Nova Series Solid-State Drives

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the addition of the Reactor Series and Nova Series to its family of solid-state drives (SSDs). Both the Nova Series and Reactor Series provide the performance benefits of solid-state technology at an attractive cost per gigabyte.

The Reactor Series, including 60GB and 120GB drive capacities, is built using the new JMicron JMF612 controller. This second-generation controller from JMicron incorporates 128MB of DDR2 cache memory for stutter-free performance. The 120GB Reactor Series SSD delivers speeds of up to 250MB/s read and 170MB/s write, while the 60GB Reactor Series SSD features speeds up to 250MB/s read and 110 MB/s write.
The Nova Series is built using the popular Indilinx Barefoot controller with 64MB of cache memory, and is offered in drive sizes of 64GB and 128GB. The 128GB Nova Series SSD is able to achieve speeds of up to 270MB/second read and 190MB/second write, while the 64GB Nova Series SSD delivers speeds up to 270MB/s read and 130MB/s write.

Both Reactor Series and Nova Series SSDs fully support the TRIM command in Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems, which automatically maintains optimal performance over the lifetime of the drives.

The Reactor Series and Nova Series are available immediately from Corsair’s authorized distributors and resellers worldwide and are backed by a Two-Year Limited Warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech Support Express is also available.

For more information on Corsair solid-state drives, please visit the product page.
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4 Comments on Corsair Launches Reactor and Nova Series Solid-State Drives

Interesting -- Jmicron makes a comeback --

Wonder how the Second Gen controller is going to fare against current competition from Intel/Samsung/Indilinx ?
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Bird of Prey
That is a good question, as the SSDs Ive been looking at have mainly been those of the Idilinx nature and non intel parts (Kingston's 128GB Kit for 249.99 with awesome reads and damn good writes looks appetizing too)
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Corsair Nova 32GB and 256GB on the way both with Indilinx barefoot Controller like the 64/128GB Version and 64MB onboard cache .

CSSD-V32GB2-BRKT aka 32GB @ 195MB/s Read & 70MB/s Write
CSSD-V256GB2-BRKT aka 256GB @ 250MB/s Read & 195MB/s Write

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