Corsair tells us its begun shipping its new Force Series GT solid state drives to its network of authorized distributors and retailers worldwide, and that you should be able to order the drives in July. For those of you shopping a high-speed SSD, you can add the Force Series GT line to your list of potential candidates. These SSDs strut into the scene with the new SandForce SF-2280 controller, native support for SATA 6Gb/s, and ONFI synchronous flash memory.
What that all translates into is out-of-the-box performance of up to 85K random write IOPS, read speeds of up to 555MB/s, and write speeds of up to 525MB/s. According to Corsair, the use of synchronous flash memory makes the Force Series GT particularly adept at reading and writing non-compressible data, like video and music files.
Corsair is offering the new line in three capacities, 60GB ($149), 120GB ($279) and 240GB (no price given), all of which include a 3.5-inch adapter.