Corsair unleashes a pair of SandForce-powered SSDs

— 5:20 PM on March 4, 2010

SandForce barged into the solid-state drive controller market unannounced late last year, and it's already gotten some key design wins. There's OCZ, Super Talent, and now Corsair, which has introduced two SSDs that couple SandForce's SF-1200 "processor" with multi-level-cell flash memory from Intel.

The aptly named Corsair Force Series SSDs are rolling out in two variants with 100GB and 200GB capacities. Both models feature 2.5" form factors, 300MB/s Serial ATA interfaces, and TRIM support in Windows 7. Corsair also boasts about "class-leading random read/write performance" as well as "unparalleled write endurance and error correction features."

Maximum sequential transfer speeds are 285MB/s for reads and 275MB/s for writes—according to the Corsair website, at least. The Corsair press release in our inbox oddly quotes top read and write speeds of only 280MB/s and 260MB/s, respectively. That's admittedly still faster, theoretically speaking, than even the OCZ Vertex LE.

Corsair hasn't given us pricing information yet. However, considering that the 200GB Vertex LE retails for $900, we wouldn't expect these to be particularly cheap.

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