July 5th, 2012 by Josh Linden
Corsair Announces Force GS SSDs with Toggle NAND
Corsair’s new lineup of Force GS SSDs is powered by a SandForce SF-2200 processor and toggle NAND. This marks Corsair’s first SSD design to make use of faster toggle NAND flash, which translates into a maximum random 4k write performance of 90k IOPS according to Corsair benchmarks.
The Force GS series offers 6Gb/s SATA 3 connectivity for new systems builders, along with SATA 2 compatibility for existing systems. According to product specifications, the Force GS 128GB and 240GB model offer a maximum of 90k IOPS on random 4k writes. The 360GB and 480GB Force GS drives feature a maximum of 50k IOPS on random 4k writes.
These increases in performance are largely the result of using a new architecture that features toggle NAND. The Force Series GS also supports the TRIM command, which directs SSDs to store only data that must be written to disk and performs other memory optimizations to improve write speeds.
The Force GS Series is now available at US $189.99, $239.99, $349.99 and $489.99 for 180GB, 240GB, 360GB, and 480GB models. Force GS drives ship with a 3.5-inch adapter for use with notebooks and desktop PCs.