Corsair Adds 40GB, 80GB and 160GB Models To Force SSD Family

Corsair's "Force" series of solid state drives have been widely praised across the industry, but the kicker is that only a few sizes have been made available. And for some users, the 60GB, 120GB and 240GB models just won't fit the bill for one reason or another. But now the company is introducing a few new members into the Force family, with expanded size options for those who need them.

Three new models are being introduced, with 40GB, 80GB and 160GB editions being added to the lineup. Corsair notes that the 40GB model is ideal for use as a Windows 7 boot drive, while the other two just provide more price points to focus on for those in need of a basic SSD replacement for their notebook hard drive. These new models also use the SandForce SF-1200 SSD processor, which includes their DuraWrite technology and supports the TRIM command in order maintain write performance over time.

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.

Corsair Announces Additions to its Force Series Family of Solid-State Drives
– The award-winning Force Series is updated with new capacities, including a 40GB model that's perfect for a Windows 7 boot drive –

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.

"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.

Via:  Corsair

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