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CeBIT: Corsair Previews SSDs Using SF-2200

Last week Corsair said (opens in new tab) that it's previewing the new Force Series GT line of SSDs at CeBIT 2011. The new series uses the SandForce SF-2200 processor to achieve sequential read and write speeds up to 500 MB/s, and will join competing SSD offerings by Patriot Memory (WildFire) and OCZ (Vertex 3).

Offering native support for the SATA (3) 6 Gb/s interface, the new line will supposedly provide up to 60K Random Write IOPS, read speeds up to 520 MB/s and write speeds up to 500 MB/s. Corsair said that the new line is designed for enthusiasts who demand the fastest performance available.

"With the rapid adoption of systems with SATA 3 support, enthusiasts are demanding SSDs that can take advantage of the dramatic increase in throughput over SATA 2," said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "The new Force GT SSDs can deliver up to twice the speed of the fastest SATA 2 drives, making them ideal for high-performance systems."

Along with OCZ and Patriot, SandForce announced the SF-2200 (SATA 6 Gb/s) and SF-2100 (SATA 3 Gb/s) processors last week. Both processors arrive in a single-chip "DRAM-less" form factor and feature DuraClass Technology (RAISE, DuraWrite), support for advanced 30nm- and 20nm-class NAND flash from all leading flash vendors, advanced ECC engine correcting, power and performance optimization and tuning features, OPAL security with 256-bit AES encryption and automatic, line-rate double encryption with a drive-level password.

"Corsair and SandForce have been working together closely, and I am thrilled that Corsair has selected the SF-2000 SSD Processor family for their new set of enthusiast-class solid-state drives," stated Thad Omura, VP of Marketing at SandForce. "The new Force GT SSDs will enable Corsair's performance-obsessed customers to break new ground in storage subsystem performance."

  • AMD_pitbull
    Speed is nice...affordable product is better. Which is more popular? i7-990x or i7-2600k?
  • BulkZerker
    A: Phenom II 1090
  • reprotected
    BulkZerkerA: Phenom II 1090Incorrect, but keep trying :)
  • everix
    i7-2600k is just as good as the 17-990x at $600-700 less, so I think that should answer the question for you
  • jackt
    WHEN will these ship ?
    Prices are too high anyway...
  • zoemayne
    "Enthusiasts" thats means it will be overpriced. I got my C300 I'm good with that even though it barely takes advantage of SATA3.
  • razor512
    SSD prices need to come down, there cheaper to make production wise, compared to a HDD

    there just trying ti milk the high profit margins as much as possible before more competition shows up, driving the cost down quicker.
  • aaron88_7
    AMD_pitbullSpeed is nice...affordable product is better. Which is more popular? i7-990x or i7-2600k?Popularity doesn't equate to a superior product. These are the latest high end SSD's, if you want affordability buy an older one.

    The i7-990x is a 6 core processor too, if you run applications that can utilize all cores that would clearly be the better processor to use.
  • aaron88_7
    Or all threads I should say since that processor has 12 threads as opposed to 8 on the 2600k.