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Corsair Unveils Fourth Generation SSDs with LAMD Controller

The Neutron Series SSDs is the first to feature the LM87800 6Gb/s SSD controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD), a developer of semiconductor SoC (system on chip) solutions for the enterprise and mobile storage market. The drives are available in capacities of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB.

The Neutron Series GTX SSDs are designed with toggle NAND flash memory to deliver up to 90,000 random read and write IOPs. The drive provides sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write. The standard Neutron Series models provides up to 90,000 random read IOPs and 85,000 random write IOPs, with sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 370 MB/s write. Neutron Series SSDs provide impressive read and write speeds with both compressed and non-compressible data regardless of file type.

 

All Neutron Series models incorporate LAMD's on-the-fly error correction and advanced NAND management technologies, which improve the endurance of onboard flash memory, giving the SSD's enhanced reliability and durability. Also, the Neutron Series GTX drives include adaptive DSP technology, which maintains performance throughout the lifetime of the SSD.

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The new SSDs are compatible with desktop and notebook PCs, thanks to their standard 2.5" form factor and slender 7mm height. The thin design fits most standard notebooks, as well as the latest generation of slim notebook designs. The drives also come with a 3.5" adapter to allow easy mounting in desktop PC drive bays. Neutron Series and Neutron Series GTX models are backed with a 5-year warranty.

Neutron Series SSDs are expected to be available in July. Pricing will be announced upon product release.

  • ubercake
    Does the GTX model only work with Nvidia cards?

    Who came up with that marketing scheme?
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  • dalethepcman
    With all the issues the last Sandforce based drives had, I can understand Corsair wanting to switch controllers. Hopefully they can still offer a > $1/GB ratio on the smaller drives.
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  • halcyon
    Corsair makes decent equipment and I can't imagine these would be any different. The performance of the GTX seems like it'd be useful to me.
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  • victorious 3930k
    ubercakeDoes the GTX model only work with Nvidia cards?Who came up with that marketing scheme?lol
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  • zulutech
    dalethepcmanWith all the issues the last Sandforce based drives had, I can understand Corsair wanting to switch controllers. Hopefully they can still offer a > $1/GB ratio on the smaller drives.Don't you mean < $1/GB?
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  • carvedinside
    And later on we will find out that LAMD controller is in fact a rebranded Marvell 88SS9174 :joking:
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  • TheBigTroll
    the capacities look a lot like how sandforce drives are arranged....
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  • blazorthon
    carvedinsideAnd later on we will find out that LAMD controller is in fact a rebranded Marvell 88SS9174
    The standard Neutron series does seem similar to Vertex 4 in performance specifications. If this LAMD controller is similar, then that would explain that. If the standard Neutrons are similar to Vertex 4, then Neutron GTX drives should beat Vertex 4. Perhaps a Vertex 4 MAXIOPS will be made that will be similar to the Neutron GTX series? Granted, it's all very loosely based speculation, but the numbers do look curiously familiar.

    ubercakeDoes the GTX model only work with Nvidia cards?Who came up with that marketing scheme?
    IDK why you were voted down so badly, I thought it was something worth mentioning. Are all of you other people just going to ignore the similarity in the name? I think that they should have used a different name. Maybe something with a similar context. What about going with another particle, perhaps the Neutrino? Other decent options might include Neutron Star or something like that. Heh, Pulsar and/or Magnetar.
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  • Noworldorder
    It will work for me if it comes with built-in caching.
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  • blazorthon
    TheBigTrollthe capacities look a lot like how sandforce drives are arranged....
    The capacities are multiples of 60 or 30 instead of 64 or 32 because that means that some of the capacity is reserved for the controller for TRIM and that kind of stuff. It should help with longevity, reliability, and probably also keeping performance more consistent over time.
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