Memory company Corsair is diving deeper into the SSD market with plans to roll out a 512GB model that is focused on performance.
According to Hexus, the SSD will be of a 3.5-inch form factor – making it a desktop solution – and will supposedly feature a 128MB cache and read and write speeds of 200MB/s and 240MB/s, respectively. Right now it's on UK e-tailer Scan's website listed at £1,064.15 (opens in new tab) (without VAT), or nearly $1,700.
Those wanting to go with Corsair but have it inside a notebook will have to consider the company's just revealed 2.5-inch offerings. Hexus reports that the new Corsair Reactor series will come in 60GB and 120GB capacities, at around £147 ($235) and £285 ($455), respectively. The Reactors have 128MB of onboard cache, and read and write speeds are quoted at 250MB/s and 110MB/s, respectively, for the 60GB drive, and the larger 120GB offering will hit 250MB/s and 170MB/s.
Those who want more speed and are fond of the Indilinx Barefoot controller can turn to the slightly more expensive Nova series, also in similar capacities as the Reactor. The extra $10-$20 will buy and read speeds of up to 215MB/s and write speeds of 130MB/s on the 60GB model and 195MB/s on the 120GB model.