Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Force Series GS solid-state drives (SSDs). The new SSDs, which offer the fastest overall performance in Corsair's SandForce-based lineup, will initially ship in capacities of 180GB and higher. As with other Force Series drives, the Force Series GS SSDs are based on the SandForce SF-2200 SSD Processor, but add toggle NAND flash memory to boost random write speeds up to an amazing 90,000 IOPs.
The Force Series GS SSDs feature SATA 6GB/s connectivity for compatibility and performance, TRIM support to maintain performance over time, and lower power operation for longer battery life. Their 2.5" form factor, combined with an included 3.5" adapter, allow easy installation into notebooks or into desktop PCs. The solid-state design of Corsair SSDs enable them to deliver faster data read and write speeds which can reduce software load and PC startup times. And because SSDs have no moving mechanical parts, they help laptops run cooler, run longer on batteries, and resist data loss from bumps. In June, the company also announced their performance oriented Force GT series of SSDs for enthusiasts in mind. The SSDs were designed for performance and durability in mind. The Force Series GT SSDs support the Windows 7 TRIM command. This allows them to store only the data they need and perform memory optimization to ensure the fastest possible write speeds. There is also no noise or vibration, as compared to the traditional drives and the lower power consumption helps keep things cool inside the PC.
Corsair's entire Force lineup of solid state drives is built around the 25nm fabrication process. When they first announced it back in Feb of 2011, there was a bit of confusion and misunderstanding regarding the lineup. John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing and Jared Peck, Global Product Marketing Manager for SSDs at Corsair cleared the air regarding this matter by stating, "There is a lot of confusion in the market about the impact the move from 34 to 25nm flash will have on both the price and the performance of solid-state drives," said Beekley. "We've been working closely with SandForce to ensure the smoothest possible transition and we're sharing the details today. The Corsair and SandForce engineering teams have been working closely with the key flash memory suppliers to profile and qualify 25nm parts and we've been running our Force drives through performance and reliability testing alongside them. We're pleased with the progress that's been made in getting the Force Series 25nm drives ready to ship to customers." Corsair's entire range of solid state drives and other products are available through authorized distributors across the country.