Corsair Launches Force Series GS SSD, Reaches $1/Gigabyte Threshold

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 06 July 2012 00:01

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Corsair, a well-known manufacturer of solid state memory, has recently launched their Force Series GS SSDs. While they're just your regularly SSD for the most part, the interesting thing is that one model of the GS series reaches the $1 per gigabyte threshold. We've seen drives here and there in the past reach this threshold, most notably on sales, but having a brand-new drive reach this is something.

The drives differ in performance based on the sizes. There are four sizes total, a 180GB drive for $189.99, a 240GB drive for $239.99, a 360GB drive for $369.99, and a 480GB drive for $489.99. Some of the drives reach up to 90k IOPS because of the inclusion of toggle NAND flash memory. All of these GS drives use the Sandforce SF-2200 SSD controller. Performance is listed below:

  • 180GB: 555/525 MB/s sequential read/write, 90k IOPS
  • 240GB: 555/525 MB/s sequential read/write, 90k IOPS
  • 360GB: 550/530 MB/s sequential read/write, 50k IOPS
  • 480GB: 540/455 MB/s sequential read/write, 50k IOPS
All drives are available now for the prices listed above. Check out the press release here and the product page(s) here