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Corsair Brings 32GB Nova Series SSD To Under $70

Corsair Brings 32GB Nova Series SSD To Under $70

Every other day, it seems that some company, somewhere is producing yet another solid state drive. It's good for the industry, and it's good for the consumer. But it certainly makes choosing that much harder. But Corsair's newest drive is very specific in who it's aimed at: the SSD newbie, of sorts. The company's latest is a 32GB Nova Series SSD, but the real surprise isn't the drive nor the size, but the price.


For a limited time (which will hopefully become more permanent soon), Corsair is offering their 32GB Nova SSD for just $69.99 after mail-in rebate. The drive has read speeds up to 195 MB/s and write speeds up to 70 MB/, with 64MB of built-in cache. Less than $100 for a new SSD? If you have no need for loads of internal storage, or have space for two drives within your notebook, this sounds like a deal you can't afford to pass up.


Corsair Shatters SSD Affordability Barrier

– High Performance 32GB Solid-State Drive Available for $69.99 after Rebate  –


FREMONT, Calif. — June 18, 2010 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced a new milestone in the affordability of Corsair Solid State Drives. For a limited time, Corsair’s award-winning Nova Series SSDs are available for as little as $69.99 after mail-in rebate.

“The 32GB Nova Series SSD is great for streamlined boot drives, netbook upgrades, and even RAID configurations,” stated Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “The aggressive pricing of these drives makes the benefits of SSDs accessible to everyone.”

Nova Series of SSDs have been well reviewed the world over for their excellent combination of performance and price. ZDnet said of the 128GB Nova Series, “...among its peers, the 128GB Corsair Nova hits the right capacity/price/performance point and so is our overall choice.” And Computerbase in Germany stated, “The Corsair Nova was able to convince in all tests and did not show any weaknesses.... it is one of the most interesting SSDs on the market and has thus earned our recommendation.”

Corsair’s Nova Series 32GB SSD delivers read speeds up to 195 MB/s and write speeds up to 70 MB/s for outstanding system performance, fast system start-ups, quicker game and application loads for your daily needs. The built-in 64MB cache ensures smooth stutter-free operation for reliable performance. It is supplied with a three year warranty, and is backed up by Corsair's highly regarded customer service and technical support.

                                     
About Corsair
Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems.  The company's award-winning products include DRAM memory modules, USB flash drives, power supply units, solid-state drives, cooling systems and computer cases.
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I'm hoping to see a similar deal to a 120 GB SSD drive. 32 GB is just a tad to small, well for anything.

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Even a 80 GB SSD deal for 70$ would be a steal. Can't wait :D

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Rather than developments coming in leaps and bounds, it seems that they've been propelled forwards a few nanometers by a brain fart. Confused

32 gigs just doesn't count anymore.

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So I worked yesterday all day. Being fathers day I made $180. All extra money since I am usually off on Sundays. So I was looking around at getting something fun with it. Then I saw this and was like hmm. 2 in raid as a boot drive.

Then I saw this

News:
$69.99 after mail-in rebate

I HATE mail in rebates. Angry

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Being the proud owner of a 32 GB SSD as my boot drive, I have to disagree with some of the sentiments. It does cut it, whatever "it" is, and it's sufficient to put your OS, browser, and World of Warcraft onto, at the very least.

It does take a little caution to use, so it's not for the dull or lazy; but when you install something that doesn't need to go onto the SSD, you change the drive letter during installation. Sometimes, you need to do a "custom" install to get this option.

Very rarely, installers-- usually GNU programs-- assume you always want to install onto your C drive, which causes problems. Then again, the average person's need for badly designed interfaces and forever-in-beta programs is very small indeed, so this isn't really that much of a worry.

Go ahead, kids-- overcome your fear of SSDs. The price is so nice I may get a second one!

 

UPDATE: After checking the prices, maybe we should call it a $75 SSD.  Amazon has it for just under $95 before rebate (but with free shipping). Hurry if you want it: The rebate expires June 30.

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