Corsair introduces High-Performance X256 SSD
Corsair is a recognizable brand in the high-end memory market, providing computer enthusiasts with reliable products that are designed to deliver high performance levels.
The company has expanded its portfolio with a couple of Flash-based storage solutions, including high-performance Solid State Drives. Just recently, the Fremont, California-based memory vendor has introduced its latest addition to the SSD line, announcing the new Extreme Series 256GB SSD. Designed for high-performance computing, the new storage solution promises impressive read and write speeds, in the same 2.5-inch form factor as most SSDs on the market.
"Since the launch of the Corsair Extreme Series SSDs in June we've had a fantastic response from customers who love the high-performance and reliability, and we've regularly been asked for even higher capacity models." said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. "The new 256GB Extreme Series X256 is a response to the growing popularity of high-capacity SSDs, and it joins our Performance Series P256 at the top of its range, for enthusiasts who want the fastest speeds and plenty of space available for their pictures, music, and videos."
The new Corsair SSD has been designed using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory, a combination that is meant to deliver high levels of performance to computer enthusiasts. Joining the company's X32, X64 and X128 SSD solutions, the new X256 offers an impressive 256GB of storage capacity, with read speeds of up to 240MB/s, combined with write speeds of 170MB/s. In addition, the drive has been featured with 64MB of cache, further boosting performance.
According to Corsair, its Extreme Series SSDs have been featured with end-user upgradable firmware that will enable enthusiasts to add new features, such as the upcoming TRIM command for Microsoft's next-generation Windows 7 operating system. Corsair didn't provide any details regarding the pricing of the new drive, but a quick search at online retailers will reveal a price tag of US$695.