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Corsair Launches New Extreme Series High-Performance SSDs

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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 the Extreme Series X32, X64 and X128 high-performance SSDs, in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB densities respectively.

Built using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory, the Extreme Series has been designed to offer the highest performance currently available on the market, with read speeds of up to 240MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s.

"The combination of the Indilinx Barefoot controller, Samsung flash memory, and 64MB of on-board cache delivers blistering, stutter-free performance, eliminating the bottleneck imposed by traditional mechanical hard disks," said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. "The new Extreme Series SSDs are ideal for use as primary drives in desktop and notebooks systems, and also for RAID 0 configurations in high-performance desktops for enthusiasts who want extreme performance."



All Extreme Series SSDs feature end-user upgradable firmware to allow for new features to be added, such as the upcoming TRIM command for Windows 7 and other operating systems, which maintains optimal performance over time. Firmware upgrades and support for the Extreme Series SSDs will be available via Corsair's website, and drives can be updated without the need to wipe data from the SSD, ensuring seamless upgrades.

The Corsair Extreme Series X32, X64 and X128 solid-state drives 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 Corsair SSD product page.
 
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would lovvvee to get my hands on one of those
 
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A P128 Corsair is 220MB/s read and 180MB/s write

Not a big step?

One main difference: The controller
p128: Samsung controller
Xseries: Indilinx
 
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Keep them coming, eventually the price of these babies will come down enough to become affordable for me to buy :)
 
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Yeah, for me it"s "All about the Benjamins".

I think these things are GREAT , however my opinion of their greatness hinges sharply on their cost :)
 
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Extreme performance... extreme price.
 
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nice bit of news btarunr
can we have an average price for them or is that forbiden
 
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Who puts out the best controller for these SSDs now anyways?
 
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Who puts out the best controller for these SSDs now anyways?
Intel has some nice ones out that help to not restrict the flow the data
 
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Yea but they also want a pretty penny for them too.
 
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Intel's controller seems to be the best all around when the tests include server related apps.... but it's hard to say how worthwhile that is for the average user, and they definitely lag behind on the MLC write speeds... by a lot actually.

I know the indilinx controllers are constantly improving, but from the tests and write ups I've seen and the latest samsung controller seems like the better choice... I think they must be banking on the potential of the indilinx being higher after firmware updates.