Corsair today announced three new capacities in its Force Series solid-state-drives, adding 40GB, 80GB, and 160GB models to the current lineup of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB SSDs.
Corsair Force Series solid-state drives are based on the SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processor, and includes their DuraWrite technology for high read and write speeds. Corsair claims that 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.
The following table highlights key performance results from Corsair's tests:
"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.
All Corsair SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty.
Full details of the head-to-head testing done at the Corsair Labs can be found here