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Corsair Announces Additions to its Force Series Family of Solid-State Drives

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Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced three new capacities in its highly-acclaimed Force Series solid-state-drives, adding 40GB, 80GB, and 160 GB models to the current lineup of 60 GB, 100 GB, 120 GB, 200 GB and 240 GB SSDs.

Corsair Force Series solid-state drives are based on the SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processor, and includes their DuraWrite technology for incredible read and write speeds. Unlike most other current generation solid-state drives, the unique architecture of the SF-1200 SSD Processor allows lower capacity drives to perform with nearly the same performance as larger capacity SSDs. All three Force Series models support the TRIM command, so write performance is maintained over time.

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If 80GB will be really priced at $230, that's really a good price. Considering Intel 80GB sell for 230€ in my country. Since $=€, it should be the same.

Does Corsair offer any TRIM utility like Intel for WindowsXP systems? I have this netbook that is running WinXP so i'd need this...
 

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not bad on prices and loving the speeds. I love seeing news stories about SSDs being released because soon the prices will start dropping to good levels.
 
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Since $=€, it should be the same.
Not quite: $1 U.S. = €0.78 (as of 21 July 2010). A $230 drive should go for about €180.

Does Corsair offer any TRIM utility like Intel for WindowsXP systems?
This is what Corsair says on the Force spec page:

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* TRIM support (O/S support required)​

It doesn't look very promising. :(
 
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What's the deal with SSD prices? It was widely anticipated that prices were supposed to cut in half every 6-12 months as capacities and densities went up. For that matter what's the deal with flash costs to begin with? Either it has the highest R&D costs in the tech industry or it has a 5% yield rate.
 

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What's the deal with SSD prices?
to put it bluntly - SSD drives are seen as pretty much a luxury item. SSD is still new technology in a sense. and companies want to capitalise on it & fix prices where n when they can while sales are booming before SSDs become more mainstream & therefore cheaper.

its how it is
 
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Well, 129 $ for a 40 gb at that speed, its a good choice. I may take one.