Corsair Announces Force Series GS SSDs

The Force Series GS SSDs are powered by a LSI SandForce SF-2200 controller and Toggle NAND memory. The series is available in capacities of 180 GB, 240 GB, 340 GB and 480 GB. It is based on a 2.5-inch form factor SATA 6.0 GB/s interface, with a 3.5-inch adapter for easy installation into a PC. 


Performance:

Capacity180 GB240 GB340 GB480 GB
Max Sequential Read
(ATTO)
555 MB/s555 MB/s555 MB/s540 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
(ATTO)
525 MB/s525 MB/s530 MB/s455 MB/s
Max Random 4k Write
(IOMeter 08)
 
90,000 IOPS90,000 IOPS 
50,000 IOPS50,000 IOPS



The Force Series GS SSDs are immediately available with prices starting at $189.99 for 180 GB, $239.99 for 240 GB, $349.99 for 340 GB and $489.99 for 480 GB capacities. You can learn more about the new Force Series GS at Corsair's website or blog

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  • kronos_cornelius
    But you can get better transfer rates (900MB/s) if you use PCIe, why not focus on those instead.
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  • A Bad Day
    The 240GB model seems to be the most cost efficient, and the and 340GB 480GB for some reason has lower performance.
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  • halcyon
    $1/GB Nice. ...and its by Corsair, so you know its nice kit. 2 x 240GB for RAID 0 seems kinda tasty here.
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