Corsair Reveals Two 90GB SATA 6Gb/Sec Solid State Drives
Does speed rule, or is capacity king? Depends on who you ask, honestly. In the SSD
world, there's a fight to find balance between the two, but Corsair's latest to ship definitely sides with speed. The company has just announced the world's first 90GB SATA 6Gb/s SSDs, the Force Series 3 and Force Series GT. Corsair Force Series 3 high-performance SSD upgrades have native support for SATA 6Gb/s, with a maximum sequential read speed of 550MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 500 MB/s. The Force Series 3 uses asynchronous flash memory to provide the industry’s best 90GB SSD performance value. Force Series GT, designed for enthusiasts who demand the fastest performance available, uses ONFI synchronous flash memory and boasts read speeds of up to 555 MB/s and write speeds of up to 505 MB/s. The use of synchronous flash memory makes the Force Series GT SSD particularly adept at reading and writing non-compressible data, such as video and music files.
All Force Series 3 and Force Series GT SSD models are also backward compatible with SATA 2, and include an easy-to-use 3.5" adapter for use in both notebook and desktop PCs. The 90GB SSD configurations are available from authorized distributors and retailers worldwide at a US suggested retail price of $159 USD for the Force Series 3 90GB and $199 USD for the Force Series GT 90GB. We'd say that these are best used as boot drives for systems with larger discs to hold archives and such, but for prices this low, it may be time to swap that aging HDD boot drive out for one of these.