Corsair announced three new solid state disks in its Force lineup, the company added a 40GB, 80GB and 160GB model. These units feature max read speeds of around 285MB/s, max write speeds of around 275MB/s and 4k random write performance of around 50,000 IOPS.
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 160 GB models to the current lineup of 60 GB, 100 GB, 120 GB, 200 GB and 240 GB 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.”