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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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RE: Still sorting the bugs
By Beenthere on 1/6/2011 9:15:56 AM , Rating: -1
No sour grapes here and there is absolutely no data to support the claim that SSDs are as reliable as mechanical drives.

When SSDs actually become reliable then they may become mainstream but not until then. Many enthusiasts are able to rationalize unacceptable product defects and reliability issues to be the first kid on the block with a new toy. Most folks aren't interested in dealing with the hassles of under developed new technology rushed to market.

If SSDs work for you great, but being in denial about their shortcomings does not eliminate them. Some day maybe we'll all be using them but not until the bugs are resolved.

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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