Corsair Ships Nova And Reactor 2.5" SSD Lines

Already, Corsair? For the second time this month, one of the most highly regarded storage and memory companies in existence has issued new solid state drives, and it's beginning to feel as if we're seeing more SSD introductions than HDD introductions. We know that solid state still has quite some ways to go before it catches up to the traditional HDD in terms of sales, but it's clear that companies are behind it 100%. Now to get those prices down to a reasonable level....

Today, both the Nova and Reactor series are making their debut, which utilize JMicron JMF612 and Indilinx BarefootT controller technologies along with Windows 7 TRIM support. The Reactor series ships in 60GB and 120GB capacities and uses the JMicron controller, which incorporates 128MB of DDR2 cache memory. The 120GB Reactor delivers speeds of up to 250MB/sec read and 170MB/sec write, and the 60GB has the same read speed while stepping down to just 110MB/sec write.

The Nova series utilizes the Indilinx Barefoot controller with 64MB of cache memory, and it comes in 64GB and 128GB sizes. Speeds on these are faster, with the 128GB Nova reacing 270MB/sec (read) and 190MB/sec (write). Both ranges are shipping now from Corsair's website, and a two-year warranty is included.

Corsair® Launches Reactor and Nova Series Solid-State Drives

New SSDs utilize JMicron JMF612 and Indilinx BarefootT controller technologies to deliver exceptional price/performance and Windows® 7TRIM support

FREMONT, California, February 26, 2009 - Corsair,a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memoryproducts, today announced the addition of the Reactor Series and NovaSeries to its family of solid-state drives (SSDs). Both the Nova Seriesand Reactor Series provide the performance benefits of solid-state technology at an attractive cost per gigabyte.

TheReactor Series, including 60GB and 120GB drive capacities, is built using the new JMicron JMF612 controller. This second-generation controller from JMicron incorporates 128MB of DDR2 cache memory for stutter-free performance. The 120GB Reactor Series SSD delivers speeds of up to 250MB/s read and 170MB/s write, while the 60GB Reactor SeriesSSD features speeds up to 250MB/s read and 110 MB/s write.

The Nova Series is built using the popular Indilinx Barefoot controller with 64MB of cache memory, and is offered in drive sizes of 64GB and 128GB. The 128GB Nova Series SSD is able to achieve speeds of up to270MB/second read and 190MB/second write, while the 64GB Nova Series SSD delivers speeds up to 270MB/s read and 130MB/s write.

Both Reactor Series and Nova Series SSDs fully support the TRIM command inMicrosoft Windows 7 operating systems, which automatically maintains optimal performance over the lifetime of the drives.

The Reactor Series and Nova Series are available immediately from Corsair's authorized distributors and resellers worldwide and are backed by a Two-Year Limited Warranty. Complete customer support via telephone,email, forum and Tech Support Express is also available.

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