Corsair Adds 60GB, 120GB And 240GB Options To Force SSD Family

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The solid state storage industry is really ramping up; SSDs have been slow to catch on due to small sizes compared to cheaper HDDs, and the general price premium associated with them, but the stars may finally be aligning. Corsair recently added a nice and spacious 256GB SSD to their Nova family, and today the company is providing even more options for those looking to upgrade their notebook drive and boost performance.

Corsair's Force series is gaining three new members today: the F60 (60GB), F120 (120GB) and F240 (240GB). Easy to link the model name with capacity, right? All of these are build using the SandForce SF-1200 SSD processor, and the two companies worked closely together in order to promise 4K random write performance of 180MB/sec. The F60, F120, and F240 Force Series SSDs all support the maximum throughput specification of 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write, and there's no drop-off in performance when stepping down to the F120 or F60 from the top-end F240.

No pricing details have been published, but they are expected to go on sale next month.

Corsair Launches 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB Force Series Solid-State Drives
? Class-leading performance of up to 285MB/sec read and 275MB/sec write, outstanding 4K write speed and IOPs –


FREMONT, California — May 20, 2010 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced three additions to its ultra high-speed Force Series™ SSDs. The additions to this product family include the F60, F120, and F240 Force Series SSDs, sporting densities of 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB respectively.

All Corsair Force Series SSDs are built using the Sandforce SF-1200 SSD Processors, which provide unparalleled write endurance, superior ECC data protection, and outstanding performance. Corsair engineers worked closely with Sandforce to implement and qualify firmware which guarantees the unusually fast 4K random write performance of 180 MB/s, measured using the ATTO benchmark. This elevated 4K write speed generates 15K IOPs, resulting in excellent system performance and responsiveness. All Force Series SSDs implement the ATA TRIM command, supported by Windows® 7, which helps to maintain optimal performance over the drive’s lifetime.

The F60, F120, and F240 Force Series SSDs all support the maximum throughput specification of 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write. With no drop-off in performance when moving down to 60GB, the F60 is an ideal boot drive for a performance system, especially when combined with traditional spinning media for mass storage.

“We have had excellent feedback on our Force Series F100 and F200 from both reviewers and customers, and we are excited about expanding our Sandforce-based offerings,” stated Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “These solid-state drives are an excellent option for any enthusiast looking to build their system using the best storage system performance that is currently available.”

The Force Series F60, F120, and F240 SSDs are expected to be available in June, 2010, from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. For more information on Corsair Force Series SSDs, please visit http://www.corsair.com/products/ssd_force/

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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la_guy_10 replied on Thu, May 20 2010 9:56 AM

Lets get the prices in line, that is what I am waiting for.

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la guy knows what's going on. I can't wait for these things to become easily affordable.

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bbotzong replied on Fri, May 21 2010 10:07 AM

I put the 128 Novo in my machine as an additional hard drive, loaded Windows 7 64 bit version and I'm just blown away at the speed increase. No more waiting for the red drive light to churn and churn. My machine comes out of sleep in about 10 seconds. Outlook loads in about 5 seconds compared to about 30 before. Even though I paid dearly for the device, the time savings alone will make up for the cost in no time at all.

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bbotzong replied on Fri, May 21 2010 10:07 AM

Sorry, the 128 NovA

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realneil replied on Fri, May 21 2010 10:28 AM

I guess that once they get their capacities in order, they may start to lower prices to levels that I can afford. I'm getting tired of waiting, but I will not spend a lot of money on one. I like the idea of the increased throughput, and the higher overall performance of the computer too, but I will not be gouged. No way, no how.

So I wait. Huh?

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mhenriday replied on Sun, May 23 2010 9:07 AM

Would really love to have my OS and applications stored on such a device, but like realnell and Marius and many others, I'm waiting for prices to become a tad more realistic. They also serve, who only stand [sit ?] and wait....

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