Corsair has announced the addition of a 480 GB SSD to its Force Series and Force Series GT line of SATA 6.0 Gb/s SSD drives. In addition, Corsair has added a 180 GB SSD to its Force Series SSD drives.
Force Series 3 SSDs utilize the SandForce SF-2280 controller with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3), TRIM, and asynchronous flash memory. The Force Series 3 offers performance of up to sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s (ATTODisk Benchmark), and up to 85K Random Write IOPS (IOMeter 08).
Force Series GT SSDs utilize the SandForce SF-2280 controller also with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3), TRIM, and synchronous flash memory. The Force Series GT 480 GB offers performance of up to 85K Random Write IOPS (IOMeter 08), sequential read speeds of up to 555 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 525 MB/s (ATTO Disk Benchmark).
The new SSD models offer a three year warranty and can be found at authorized dealers at a price of $249 for the Force Series 3 180GB, $799 for the Force Series 3 480GB, and $999 for the Force Series GT 480GB. You can read more on the Corsair SSDs at their respective product pages: Corsair Force Series and Corsair Force Series GT