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Performance 3 SSDs offer up to 480MB/sec reads, 320MB/sec writes

The solid state drive market is heating up, and enthusiast companies like OCZ and Corsair are broadening their lineups with new product offerings. Today, we had a chance to get a brief glimpse at what Corsair has in store for its next generation of SSDs.

The latest SSD range is called the Performance 3 series (a nod to the SATA III interface) and all that you need to know as that these SSDs will scream. The new SSDs will be based on the Marvell 9174 controller and have full support for TRIM and background garbage collection.

When it comes to performance, Corsair says that its combination of carefully selected NAND, the Marvell 9174 controller, and native 6Gbps SATA will allow these SSDs to reach read speeds of up to 480MB/sec and write speeds of 320MB/sec (256GB model). For comparison, Micron's RealSSD C400 announced yesterday features read/write speeds of 415MB/sec and 260MB/sec respectively.

The 128GB and 64GB models have lower performance with ratings of 410/210 and 365/110 respectively. 

We’ll get you information on pricing and availability as soon as it becomes available.

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I'd guess...
By chagrinnin on 1/5/2011 11:43:49 PM , Rating: 2
...the prices are fixed pretty high.

RE: I'd guess...
By Silver2k7 on 1/6/2011 4:14:17 AM , Rating: 2
when they stop producing silly small things, and get some real storage room on these it would be nice..

After a fairly new reinstall and not much installed at all im at 183GB..

call me when there is some decently priced 320GB SSD avalible :/

RE: I'd guess...
By Mitch101 on 1/6/2011 8:50:52 AM , Rating: 2
They will get there probably not as fast as everyone would like. Right now you pay the premium for the speed.

Im going to move my OS, Swapfile, and Most used apps to one of these this year.

RE: I'd guess...
By Hieyeck on 1/6/2011 9:21:39 AM , Rating: 2
I have a 120GB SSD and I spend 5 minutes every 2 months cleaning Steam of games I don't play any more. This includes leaving the 30GB monster that is WoW. I admit, it's a small habit that needs to be picked up, but it can't be that hard considering I used to run 500GB for games (I NEVER cleaned up).

RE: I'd guess...
By wsc on 1/6/2011 9:25:39 PM , Rating: 2
After a fairly new reinstall and not much installed at all im at 183GB..

Mmm. I installed 10.04 half year ago. With full load of apps I use daily (including virtual Windows XP for Visio and VSE2008) and yet more apps I use ocassionally (Eagle/VariCAD/graphics) I am at 20G.
Surely, no games here.

By createcoms on 1/5/2011 8:45:56 PM , Rating: 3
I love technology :)

<tech drool mode=ON>

By LordSojar on 1/5/2011 9:59:07 PM , Rating: 2
25nm NAND and the explosion of SSD technology in 2011 is going to see the industry have a much better uptake of this lightning fast tech into more mainstream PCs.

Still sorting the bugs
By Beenthere on 1/5/11, Rating: -1
RE: Still sorting the bugs
By Chaser on 1/6/2011 12:24:22 AM , Rating: 2
Sour grapes anyone? I've had one for a couple years now. So put your money on a mechanical drive? Right.

RE: Still sorting the bugs
By YashBudini on 1/7/2011 12:00:01 AM , Rating: 1
Sour grapes anyone?

More like NewEgg customer reviews.

RE: Still sorting the bugs
By cactusdog on 1/6/2011 4:01:57 AM , Rating: 2
Rubbish,there are millions of ssds in computers worldwide. The failure/reliability rate isnt any worse than mechanical drives.

RE: Still sorting the bugs
By bug77 on 1/6/2011 4:49:14 AM , Rating: 3
Maybe so, but for the price premium "isn't any worse" doesn't cut it.

RE: Still sorting the bugs
By dj LiTh on 1/6/2011 7:50:07 AM , Rating: 2


RE: Still sorting the bugs
By bug77 on 1/6/2011 8:52:39 AM , Rating: 2
So, you thought performance is the perfect answer in a discussion about reliability? Nice.

RE: Still sorting the bugs
By dj LiTh on 1/6/2011 9:48:22 AM , Rating: 2
Since you brought up price in a discussion about reliability, i thought i'd point out the reason for the price. It is nice isnt it?

RE: Still sorting the bugs
By Drexial on 1/6/11, Rating: 0
RE: Still sorting the bugs
By Beenthere on 1/6/11, Rating: -1
RE: Still sorting the bugs
By Drexial on 1/6/2011 11:16:14 AM , Rating: 2
you haven't supplied any data to say they aren't reliable? true they do have a known and constant decay rate. But reliability has to do with unexpected failures, I don't really know of any widespread reliability issues with SSDs.

RE: Still sorting the bugs
By ApfDaMan on 1/6/2011 12:49:00 PM , Rating: 2
Price is stopping SSD's becoming mainstream, not reliability.

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