Corsair releases firmware with TRIM support for its Performance Series Solid-State Drives
– New firmware, rigorously tested and qualified by Samsung and Corsair, maintains optimal SSD performance in Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems –
FREMONT, California, December 21, 2009 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that it has released firmware with TRIM support and a firmware update tool for its award-winning Performance Series P64, P128 and P256 solid-state drives.
The firmware (revisionVBM19C1Q) and update tool were both developed by Samsung, and have been rigorously qualified by both Samsung and Corsair using a large number of test platforms, in conjunction with a controlled end-user BETA test of the new firmware.
“This new firmware release for Corsair’s Performance Series SSDs adds support for the TRIM performance-maintenance command in Microsoft Windows 7, further enhancing what are already some of the fastest and most respected SSDs on the market,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair. “While other SSD manufacturers have rushed out bug-ridden firmware and update tools, sometimes with disastrous consequences for end-users, Corsair refused to jump on the bandwagon. We took the time to rigorously test and quality our tools, ensuring that our users will have the best experience possible.”
The new firmware and firmware update tool are available immediately from Corsair’s Product Forum. The new firmware has been specifically designed to add support for the TRIM command in Windows 7, which enables the operating system to progressively ‘clean’ previously deleted or ‘invalid’ data from the drive’s memory cells, automatically maintaining optimal performance over time. In addition to the end-user firmware update tool for existing owners, all new Corsair Performance Series solid-state drives currently have firmware VBM19C1Q pre-loaded by default.
Founded in 1994, Corsair Memory, Inc., is a worldwide leader in high performance components for personal computers. Specializing in very high performance memory and ultra- efficient power supplies, our flagship products, Including Dominator™ memory modules, are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Our expertise in design and manufacturing is also evident in our complete line of Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor™ USB storage devices. Corsair offers 24/7 customer support via forums and the Tech Support Express helpdesk. For more information, please visit www.corsair.com
Corsair releases firmware with TRIM support for its Performance Series SSDs
Source: PC Perspective
In what can only be described as “totally awesome treat for the holiday” if you have a Corsair P-series solid state drive, you can now get a TRIM-supporting firmware for that drive. If you are running Windows 7, or plan on upgrading to it, then you will definitely enjoy the performance advantages that this update will provide. Though we haven’t tested TRIM on the Samsung-based drives yet, you can see how TRIM affected the Intel X25-M drives in our review here.