Corsair’s blazing fast Force Series GT line of solid state hard drives is hard to beat in terms of pure speed, but up until now, only relatively puny 90GB and 120GB versions were available on the market. Rather than go home, Corsair decided to go big. Today, the company introduced a pair of brand-spankin’-new entries to the Force Series GT lineup; beefy 180GB and 240GB models.
The two new Sandforce SF-2280-packing SSDs feature all the benefits of smaller drives. That means these bad boys rock 6 Gbps SATA 3 compatibility, 525 Mbps write and 555 Mbps read speeds, and up to 85,000 random write IOPS. They also sport ONFI synchronous flash memory. The 2.5” drives should install into most laptops with few problems, and Corsair includes a 3.5” adapter for you folks who want to slide one of the SSDs into a traditional PC hard drive bay.
Corsair’s press release says “Force Series GT SSD upgrades deliver outstanding read/write performance and significantly faster system response, boot times, and application load times than SATA 2 solid-state drives.” Having said all that, the new models are compatible with SATA 2 interfaces as well.
These speedy SSDs don’t come cheap; the 180GB model carries a $380 sticker price while the 240GB version will set you back $490.