Corsair today announced the Force Series 3 family of solid-state drives, featuring SATA 3 interface and SandForce processors.
The newly announced Force Series 3 models take advantage of the new SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3) interface. The Force Series 3 features the highest performance version of the latest-generation SandForce SF-2281 SSD Processor with out-of-box read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively, and an 85000K IOPS for faster system response, boot times and application load times than SATA 2 solid-state drives. All Force Series 3 models are also backward compatible with SATA 2, and include a 3.5" adapter in order to be easily installed in both desktop and notebook PCs.
Force Series 3 solid state drives will be available worldwide this month from Corsair's network of authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $139 USD for the 60GB model, $219 USD for the 120GB model and $499 USD for the 240GB model. Note that stated capacities are unformatted and actual capacities will vary depending on the formatting and operating system used.