Corsair unveils new Force Series SSDs
When it comes to digital storage on your computer, it is still a toss up between Solid State Drives (SSDs) and the traditional stronghold, the hard drive. Wellm there are pros and cons associated with either one, where the former offers superior speed not to mention the lack of moving parts which means it generates virtually no noise with no chance of a mechanical breakdown. On the other hand, the hard drive holds the advantage in offering the cheapest cost-per-Gigabyte ratio and looks to do so for a long time to come. Really, the choice is yours when it boils down to this, but perhaps Corsair’s latest introduction of three more SSDs from its Force Series might just change your mind? Let us take a look at what they offer right in the extended post.
The Corsair Force Series SSDs will comprise of the F60, F120, and F240 models, where you can tell just how much storage space they offer simply by looking at the model number, which ranges from 60GB to 120GB and 240GB, respectively. All three of them are constructed using the Sandforce SF-1200 SSD Processors, which will offer virtually unparalleled write endurance, superior ECC data protection, and outstanding performance at that particular price point. Corsair engineers have also worked closely with Sandforce to implement and qualify firmware that is able to guarantee the unusually fast 4K random write performance of 180 MB/s, measured using the ATTO benchmark. With this elevated 4K write speed, it can generate 15K IOPs, resulting in excellent system performance and responsiveness. All Force Series SSDs will implement the ATA TRIM command, and are supported by Windows 7 that will help maintain optimal performance over the drive’s lifetime.
The F60, F120, and F240 Force Series SSDs will also support the maximum throughput specification of 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write. Not only that, you can be sure that there will be no drop-off in performance when moving down to 60GB, which makes the F60 an ideal boot drive for a performance system, where it will be further enhanced when you combine it with a traditional spinning media for mass storage. There is no word on pricing as at press time, but the Force Series F60, F120, and F240 SSDs are expected to be available from next month onwards.