Corsair 256GB SSD with Samsung controller previewed

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 08 2009 @ 13:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hot Hardware has published some benchmark results of the upcoming Corsair P256, this is a new 256GB SSD with the Samsung S3C29RBB01-YK40 controller. The reviewer tested the drive in HD Tach and came up with average read speed of 209.8MB/s, average write speed of 169.1MB/s, random access time of 0.1ms and burst read speed of 248.2MB/s. No word about random write performance though, and that's one of the things that really makes or breaks SSDs.
We just received a package by way of Corsair that contained a brand new product we're certain many of you will be interested in checking out. Inside a non-descript, little, white box was a shiny Corsair-branded 256GB SSD that the company will be releasing sometime in the not too distant future.

The drive we received is branded as a Corsair S256, but we've been told that when the drive hits store shelved the official product name will be P256--the "S" is changing to a "P". We set it up for a quick round of HD-Tach and this SSD could actually give Intel something to think about.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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