Archive for the 'Solid State Drive' Category
Today we will have a brief look at Corsair’s Neutron GTX 240GB Solid State Drive. The Neutron GTX (CSSD-N240GBGTXB-BK) coming in 240GB capacity uses Toshiba 24nm MLC toggle-mode NAND flash memory and includes some enterprise-level technology designed to enhance reliability. Corsair’s Neutron GTX is the first solid-state drive that features a brand-new eight-channel controller from a company named Link A Media Devices (LAMD for short) that incorporates extensive hardware acceleration. It’s also equipped with a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, TRIM support, a MTBF of 2 million hours and can deliver read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 470MB/s, respectively. The Neutron GTX (CSSD-N240GBGTXB-BK) is priced at 25,900 Yen (about $274).
If you’re looking for the highest-capacity solid-state drive to date, then you might want to check the OWC Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD. Featuring a whopping 960GB of storage capacity, this 2.5-inch solid-state storage is clocked at 3.0Gb/s for extreme performance and said to deliver sustained reads up to 254MB/s and writes up to 250MB/s, up to 100X greater data protection than enterprise class Hard Disk Drives, and RAISE technology for RAID like data protection and reliability. This SSD is also equipped with technology like Asynchronous Tier 1/Grade A 2X-nm NAND Flash memory chips, a SandForce SF-2181 controller, DuraClass and DuraWrite technologies support, a built-in ECC function. The 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G retails for $1,269.99.
Corsair has announced its latest solid state drive namely Force GT SSD. This newest storage device uses the latest SandForce SF-2000 SSD processor and is said to utilize SATA III / 6GB/s interface to deliver outstanding performance. This solid state drive features a read speed of 520Mb/s and write speed of 500Mb/s and will come in 240GB of capacity encased in a ruby-red chassis. The Force GT SSD is expected to be released in the 2nd quarter of 2011; unfortunately there’s still no information about its price.