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Corsair set to unleash 512GB Performance series SSD

by Parm Mann on 2 February 2010, 15:40

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We thought Corsair had signalled its intent with the introduction of four new SSDs yesterday, but clearly it isn't done yet.

Cropping up today is the company's first half-terabyte offering, the 512GB Performance Series SSD.

Details on what exactly resides within the 3.5in solution remain slim, but we do know there's a 128MB cache and read and write speeds of 200MB/s and 240MB/s, respectively.

Doesn't look too disimilar to OCZ's Colossus, does it? But we don't think there's a custom PCB inside the unit kitted out with 512GB of flash chips and some form of third-party controller. Why? Well, judging by the picture and the unit's two push buttons, this could well be a caddy containing two of Corsair's 256GB Performance series drives in a RAID configuration.

Performance-wise, it ticks the right boxes, but the massive asking price of around £1,250* will ensure it doesn't appeal to everyone.

Expect to see this behemoth released at next month's CeBIT trade show.


*As always, UK-based HEXUS.community discussion forum members will benefit from the SCAN2HEXUS Free Shipping initiative, which will save you a further few pounds plus also top-notch, priority customer service and technical support backed up by the SCANcare@HEXUS forum.



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For that much I'd rather raid 3x160gb intel ssd for more performance
3x 160gb Intels in Raid 5 wont give more performance, Raid 5, especialy with only 3 drives is a fair bit slower than 2 drives striped.
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3x 160gb Intels in Raid 5 wont give more performance, Raid 5, especialy with only 3 drives is a fair bit slower than 2 drives striped.

That depends on a number of things, including whether you are talking about reads or writes.

It's not as clear cut as you make it sound.
£2.44/gb. bleh.
I thought that RAID didn't pass through the TRIM command at the moment, even if the drive and OS are both using it.