Corsair Plants Flag in World's First 90GB SATA 6Gbps SSD

Paul Lilly

Had we asked you prior to today to go on a scavenger hunt and find a 90GB solid state drive with a SATA 6Gbps interface, you would have struck out. Today's a different story. Corsair is beating its chest like King Kong over the latest additions to its Force Series 3 and Force Series GT lines, a pair of 90GB SSDs with native support for SATA 6Gbps, which Corsair claims is a world's first for that capacity.

"We’re happy to add the world’s first 90GB SSD to our product lineup," said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "With 50 percent more storage capacity than our 60GB models and at pricing significantly lower than our 120GB models, they help make the Force Series 3 and Force Series GT among the most robust and flexible SSD lines on the market."

Little separates the two drives in terms of performance, at least at a glance. The 90GB Force Series 3 SSD, encased in a black enclosure, uses asynchronous flash memory to achieve up to 550MB/s sequential read and up to 500MB/s sequential write speeds. Corsair's red-encased Force Series GT uses ONFI synchronous flash memory to kick the sequential write performance up a tick to 505MB/s and sports the same 550MB/s maximum sequential read speed, but according to Corsair, the GT is "particularly adept at reading and writing non-compressible data, such as video and music files."

Both drives ship with a 3.5-inch adapter. The Force Series 3 drive is available now for $159 and the Force Series GT for $199.

Image Credit: Corsair

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