Corsair has recently announced two new 2.5-inch form factor SSDS that use the SATA II interface that are worth a closer look!
Nova Series Features:
128GB SSD Part Number CSSD-V128GB2-BRKT
64GB SSD Part Number CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT
Warranty - 2 years
Based on the Indilinx Barefoot controller, a Corsair Nova Series SSD will help your system start-up faster, applications and games load quicker and improve overall system responsiveness. Built using no moving parts, the Nova Series provide quiet and cooler operation for your notebook or desktop systems. Boost your PC’s performance and increase your system’s reliability today with a Corsair Nova Series 64GB SSD. A Corsair Nova Series 64GB SSD is the perfect balance of performance and value for your storage needs. The Indilinx Barefoot controller allows for up to 215MB/s read speeds and 130MB/s write speeds on the 64GB drive. The 128MB drive has better write performance since it uses more NAND and has a write speed of up to 195MB/s. The 64GB version is priced about $230 and the 128GB around $430. Both Nova drives come with the 2.5” to 3.5” drive bracket for desktop systems.
Reactor Series Features:
120GB SSD Part Number CSSD-R120GB2-BRKT
60GB SSD Part Number CSSD-R60GB2-BRKT
Warranty - 2 years
Corsair’s Reactor Series family is the perfect balance of performance and value for your solid state storage needs. Speedy system startups, fast game and application loads and cooler and quieter operations are some of the benefits of using Corsair’s Reactor Series. Upgrade your storage from a traditional hard disk to a Corsair Reactor Series 120GB SSD for the perfect balance of performance and value for your storage needs. Fast read performance of up to 250MB/s, helps your system start-up faster, applications and games load quicker and improve overall system responsiveness. No moving parts provide for a quieter and more reliable solid state storage solution. Instantly boost your PC’s performance and increase your system’s reliability today with a Corsair Reactor Series SSD. The 120GB Reactor SSD series has a read performance rating of up to 250MB/s and a write performance rating of up to 170MB/s. The 60GB has slightly slower write speeds as it is rated up to just 110MB/s. Pricing appears to be around $215 for the 60GB and $420 for the 120GB. Both Reactor drives come with the 2.5” to 3.5” drive bracket for desktop systems.
All four drives should be available within the next few weeks.
Corsair has also announced its first 512GB SSD, which has a 3.5-inch form factor and 128MB of cache. The company claims read and write speeds of 200MB/s and 240MB/s, respectively. Pricing in the UK at the moment appears to be about 1,250GBP or US$1,748.