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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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Still sorting the bugs
By Beenthere on 1/5/2011 11:59:51 PM , Rating: -1
Unfortunately the SSD people are still trying to sort out performance and reliability issues on these drives. Maybe in a few more years they'll be reliable enough for mainstream users but there are too many issues right now for many folks who can't afford the hassles of lost data.

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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