August 18th, 2011 by Brian Beeler
Corsair Adds 60GB and 90GB SSDs to Force 3 and Force GT Lines
Corsair has added 60GB and 90GB capacities to their family of Force GT and Force 3 SSDs. The 90GB drives are the first SandForce SF-2200 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs to ship thus far. While they may be small in capacity, these SSDs still offer tremendous speeds, with the 60GB Force GT cranking out 555 MB/s reads.
In terms of specs the 60GB and 90GB Force 3 SSDs look nearly identical to the rest of the Force 3 drives, leveraging SandForce SF-2281 processors and 25nm asynchronous NAND to deliver 550 MB/s read speeds. The 90GB capacity offers and 500 MB/s writes and 85,000 IOPS, where the 60GB turns 490 MB/s writes and 60,000 IOPS.
On the Force GT (Force GT Review) side of the coin, the 60GB and 90GB also leverage SandForce SF-2281 processors, but this time with 25nm synchronous NAND. Both of the new capacities offer 555 MB/s reads; the 90GB drive posts 505MB/s write speeds and 85,000 IOPS, while the 60GB drive 495 MB/s writes and 80,000 IOPS.
The new SSD capacities help open new consumer markets that have been holding back on a SATA 6Gb/s SSD purchase due to budget constraints. The 60GB and 90GB drives are ideal in dual-drive scenarios where the speedy SSD houses the operating system and frequently used programs. All four of the new drives are available now with an MSRP of $159 for the Force Series 3 90GB and $199 for the Force Series GT 90GB.
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