The hits just keep on coming as Corsair goes off like a company possessed releasing yet another line of solid state drives.  Looking back at the Nova and Reactor lines first shown just this past Friday, the new Force-series of SSDs make a total of three new lines in under a week!  Corsair is obviously intent on keeping or passing competitors like OCZ Technology that have a wide array of SSD options for different performance segments and price levels.

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The new Force series of SSDs is based on the new SandForce SF-1200 controller (that we first saw utilized by the OCZ Vertex Pro and Vertex LE drives) and pairs it with high-speed MLC flash for some impressive performance numbers.  These new drives are rated at 280 MB/s read speed and 260 MB/s write speed which should put them at or beyond the performance of even the best options from OCZ and Intel.  We know a lot about the SandForce controller already and features like write endurance and error correction are welcome inclusions for Corsair’s lineup.

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Previous SandForce-based SSD performance is a good sign for what to expect with the new Corsair Force-series

The Force series SSD will be available in 100GB and 200GB variations within about two weeks.  Prices are still a bit of a mystery though based on what we know about other SandForce-based drives on the market they will likely be on the high side because of their impressive performance. 

Full press release below or visit Corsair’s site for more information!

Further Reading:
Corsair Launches Force Series Solid-State Drives
 
– Using SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processor, Force Series SSDs offer class-leading performance of up to 280MB/sec read and 260MB/sec write –
 
Hannover, Germany, March 4, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the Force Series of SSDs, providing outstanding SATA II performance based on innovative SSD Processor technology from SandForce Inc.
 
By utilizing the state-of-the-art SandForce SF-1200 SSD processor combined with MLC flash memory, the Corsair Force Series of solid-state drives deliver outstanding performance figures of up to 280MB/sec read and 260MB/sec write. In addition, these drives feature class-leading random read/write performance. The highly innovative SandForce DuraClass Technology also delivers unparalleled write endurance and error correction features.
 
“The Force Series are the fastest SSDs that Corsair has launched to date,” stated Kevin Conley, Vice President of Engineering at Corsair. “We have been very impressed with the SandForce SSD Processor innovations in the months that we have been working with them, and we can’t wait to get these extraordinarily fast SSDs into the hands of our most demanding customers.”
 
The Force Series of SSDs are available in capacities of 100GB and 200GB and support the TRIM command in Windows 7, which helps to maintain optimal performance over the drive’s lifetime.
 
“The SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processor employs revolutionary flash management technology to create a new class of SSD with unparalleled performance and reliability,” stated Thad Omura, Vice President of Marketing at SandForce. “We have enjoyed working closely with Corsair to bring this exciting technology to market for Corsair’s large worldwide network of system builders, retailers, and computing enthusiasts.”
 
The Force Series of SSDs will be available within two weeks from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. For more information on Corsair Force Series SSDs, please visit http://www.corsair.com/products/ssd_force/.
                                             
About Corsair

Founded in 1994, Corsair specializes in premium, high-performance peripherals and components for personal computers. Corsair’s award-winning products are the delight of the world’s most demanding hardware enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.corsair.com.