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Corsair Announces Availability of High-Capacity Force Series GT SSDs

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Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of 180GB and 240GB Force Series GT SSDs. The new high-capacity 180GB and 240GB models join the 60GB and 120GB Force Series GT models already on the market.

Force Series GT is designed for enthusiasts who demand the fastest performance available. It uses the SandForce SF-2280 SSD Processor, with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3), combined with ONFI synchronous flash memory. Force Series GT SSD upgrades deliver outstanding read/write performance and significantly faster system response, boot times, and application load times than SATA 2 solid-state drives, with out-of-box performance of up to 85K Random Write IOPS, read speeds of up to 555 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 525 MB/s. The use of synchronous flash memory makes the Force GT Series particularly adept at reading and writing non-compressible data, such as video and music files.



All Force Series GT models are also backward compatible with SATA 2, and include an easy-to-use 3.5” adapter for use in both laptop and desktop PCs.

"Force Series GT is our fastest, most flexible line of SSDs," said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "The new 180GB and 240GB models are ideal for premium systems which require large amounts of high-performance storage."

The new Force Series GT SSD models are available from authorized distributors and retailers worldwide at a US suggested retail price of $379 USD for the 180GB model, and $489 USD for the 240GB model. Note that stated capacities are unformatted and actual capacities will vary depending on the formatting and operating system used. For more information, visit the product page.
 
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Sounds good to me. A 180GB would be the perfect size, but SSDs are still to much money for me.
 
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Sounds good to me. A 180GB would be the perfect size, but SSDs are still to much money for me.
Agreed. SSDs are finally reaching useful capacities. Now we have to wait for the prices to come down to reasonable levels.
 
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Agreed. SSDs are finally reaching useful capacities. Now we have to wait for the prices to come down to reasonable levels.
Heard that... I say with the tablets very passé and with the next eclipse of notebooks going Ultra-thin / UltraBooks (with instant boot-up) the next “must have”... SSD are going to need to see production costs come in line, at say a 250Gb for “OEM volume purchase” down to the $120-150 quickly. While I’m sure there’re ways and room to get there like not having any fancy enclosure, just the nude circuitry like the AMP SaberTooth M1 (mSATA) SSD has below. I’m sure the aftermarket will continue to be prohibitive making those new Ultra-thin / UltraBooks much more desirable, than (upgrade) dumping $250 in some old clunky paving stone notebook.
 
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I wouldn't call 180 and 240 gb high capacity, but it's a step in the right direction.