Corsair Performance Pro 256 GB SSD 3

Corsair Performance Pro 256 GB SSD Review

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The package design of the Performance Pro is kept simple and clean, with stylish shades of grey. A little window on the back lets you take a look at the drive inside, showing the serial number and warranty sticker.

You will receive:
  • The SSD
  • Screw Packages
  • 2.5" to 3.5" adapter

The Drive

The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It uses a rugged metal casing that feels extremely solid and high quality.

Like most recent SSDs, Corsair's Performance Pro uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any other SATA standard, but will work at reduced performance in such a case.

Corsair is using (only) eight flash chips and two DRAM cache chips for the Marvell controller. On the other side of the PCB we see the lonely Marvell flash controller - the heart of the SSD.

As controller Marvell's 88SS9174 is used.

The eight flash chips are made by Toshiba and have a capacity of 32 GB each, they are produced in a 32 nanometer production process.
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