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Corsair Launches 256 GB Extreme Series SSD

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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 a new, high-capacity 256GB addition to its high-performance Extreme Series SSD family.

Built using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory, the new Corsair Extreme Series X256 SSD combines high-performance with a massive 256GB of storage space, for enthusiasts who don't want to compromise on speed or capacity. The new Corsair Extreme Series X256 joins the existing models, the X32, X64 and X128, and offers read speeds of up to 240MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s. It also features 64MB of cache memory, ensuring stutter-free performance.

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I love the companies who say the components of such products.
 

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Ya know, this was used in either a Maximum PC Dream build or was reviewed and they found this to be the fastest at write times, even besting the Intel X25M and E versions. Also, one thing to note, Patriot's Torx series is supposed to be faster. Wish I had the cash for one or both :)
 

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Why don't press releases ever give prices?
 
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I'm not worried about bursted write or read speeds, all of the SSDs should be faster; it's the random access read/write that bothers me.

With exception to the Intel X models, they all suffer noticeable stuttering issues, from an excessively delayed read/write structure.

Corsair has been catching up on fixing this, we'll have to see if this one actually solves the problem.
 

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I'm not worried about bursted write or read speeds, all of the SSDs should be faster; it's the random access read/write that bothers me.

With exception to the Intel X models, they all suffer noticeable stuttering issues, from an excessively delayed read/write structure.

Corsair has been catching up on fixing this, we'll have to see if this one actually solves the problem.
If you have read recently, the newer controllers already addressed those issues. I believe it was primarily Jmicron (iirc) controllers that suffered the stuttering. Not to mention, some of those issues aren't from the drive itself, but from not optimizing your OS to use an SSD.
 
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I thought seven was supposed to be optimized out of the box (not talking about little common sense tweaks like pagefile, indexing, ect.
 

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I thought seven was supposed to be optimized out of the box (not talking about little common sense tweaks like pagefile, indexing, ect.
And most of the tests that show stuttering were on Vista and XP. Not to mention, 7 isn't perfectly optimized out of the box, but it is better.
 
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I admit i have alot better performance using 7, doing the agonizing cluster size thing and constantly tweaking to make it better. But im not seeing the performance i expect. Maybe my SSD is just to old and junky.