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Corsair Announces Additions to its Force Series Family of SSD’s

FREMONT, California — May 27, 2010 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced three new capacities in its highly-acclaimed Force Series™ solid-state-drives, adding 40GB, 80GB, and 160GB models to the current lineup of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB SSDs.

Corsair Force Series solid-state drives are based on the SandForce® SF-1200 SSD Processor, and includes their DuraWrite™ technology for incredible read and write speeds. Unlike most other current generation solid-state drives, the unique architecture of the SF-1200 SSD Processor allows lower capacity drives to perform with nearly the same performance as larger capacity SSDs. All three Force Series models support the TRIM† command, so write performance is maintained over time.

The following table highlights key performance results from our tests:

ATTO Bench32 IOMeter 2008
(4K Random Write/4K Aligned)
Sequential Read Max Sequential Write Max IOPS MB/s
F40 282.6 MB/s 270.1 MB/s 50,078 196.9
F80 285.6 MB/s 276.7 MB/s 51,089 199.2
F160 285.6 MB/s 275.9 MB/s 51,088 199.1

“In our testing in the Corsair Lab, we found that the new Force Series 40GB SSD outperform competitive SSDs from Intel and Kingston by a wide margin,” said John Beekley, Vice President of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “With SandForce’s unique DuraWrite architecture, there is almost no performance penalty when reducing the capacity of the drive.”

The three new additions to the Force Series SSDs from Corsair have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price in the United States of $129.99 for the 40GB, $229.99 for the 80GB, and $449.99 for the 160GB version. The new models are expected to begin shipping worldwide in August.

“With competitive pricing and amazing performance, these new drives are a force to be reckoned with,” said Jim Carlton, Vice President of Marketing at Corsair. “All of the new models deliver an excellent price/performance ratio, but the aggressively priced 40GB F40 is incredibly attractive and, quite simply, the ideal boot drive for any Windows 7 desktop PC.”

All Corsair SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and come with Corsair’s legendary service and support by phone, email, or via corsair.com.

Full details of the head-to-head testing done at the Corsair Labs can be found here.

You may also read about using lower capacity SSDs as a Microsoft® Windows® 7 boot drive here.

Images of the new Force Series Solid-State Drives can be found here

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