New Corsair SSDs Bring TRIM-like Support for RAID Arrays

Written by John Ponio    Thursday, 10 November 2011 17:40

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Corsair has recently released a new series of SSDs called he Performance Pro SSD Line. The line uses a new, unspecified Marvell controller that delivers sequential read/writes of 515/440 MB/s respectively with 65k IOPS through a SATA 6Gb/s interface (for the higher-sized drive). So what's special about this series? Well, Corsair built in "advanced background garbage collection," which is similar to TRIM, but since this is built in it will work with unsupported operating systems as well as RAID arrays. Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair, said, "We are pleased to provide a fast SATA 3 SSD that's designed specifically for real-world performance. High-performance PC users work heavily with media files, and unlike some other SSDs, the Performance Pro can save, load and move music, photos and movies without significantly reduced performance. It offers consistent, reliable speed regardless of whether you're running Windows, OS X or Linux, and whether you’re using a single drive or a RAID configuration." There are two sizes available, a 128GB (unformatted, of course) drive for $279.99 that has 500/340MB/s with 60k IOPS, and a 256GB (unformatted) for $529.99. You can view the product pages here and read the press release here.