Corsair, which specialises in high performance RAM and NAND flash based products has launched a new Force series of solid state drives, the F60, F120 and F240, which offer 60GB, 120GB and 240GB of capacity, respectively.  All feature the SandForce SF-1200 controller, using a new firmware revision to give additional usable storage space over the original SandForce based SSDs.

With the help of improved firmware, these SSDs feature 4k random write performance of 180MB/s based on an ATTO benchmark and Corsair claims these SSDs can generate 15,000 IOPS, without no loss of performance even on the F60, the 60GB model.  All these SSDs feature a maximum sequential throughput of 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write.

Other features include TRIM support, a 2.5″ to 3.5″ bracket for fitting the SSD in a desktop PC and a 1 million hour MTBF.  All are backed back a 2 year warranty.

All Corsair Force Series SSDs are built using the Sandforce SF-1200 SSD Processors, which provide unparalleled write endurance, superior ECC data protection, and outstanding performance. Corsair engineers worked closely with Sandforce to implement and qualify firmware which guarantees the unusually fast 4K random write performance of 180 MB/s, measured using the ATTO benchmark. This elevated 4K write speed generates 15K IOPs, resulting in excellent system performance and responsiveness. All Force Series SSDs implement the ATA TRIM command, supported by Windows® 7, which helps to maintain optimal performance over the drive’s lifetime.

Source: Corsair (Press Release)

The F60, F120 and F240 models are all expected to be available in shops on June, 2010.  So far Corsair has not announced any pricing information or suggested retail prices for these SSDs.

Technical information and further details can be found on Corsair’s Force series product page.

   
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