Corsair Announces Availability of High-Capacity Force Series GT SSDs

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Published: August 30, 2011
Author: Niko Lupala

Corsair Announces Availability of High-Capacity Force Series GT SSDs

– New 180GB and 240GB Solid-State Drives models take full advantage of SATA 6Gb/s technology –

FREMONT, California — August 30th, 2011 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of 180GB and 240GB Force Series™ GT SSDs.

The new high-capacity 180GB and 240GB models join the 60GB and 120GB Force Series GT models already on the market.

Force Series GT is designed for enthusiasts who demand the fastest performance available. It uses the SandForce SF-2280 SSD Processor, with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3), combined with ONFI synchronous flash memory. 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, with out-of-box performance of up to 85K Random Write IOPS, read speeds of up to 555 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 525 MB/s. The use of synchronous flash memory makes the Force GT Series particularly adept at reading and writing non-compressible data, such as video and music files.

All Force Series GT models are also backward compatible with SATA 2, and include an easy-to-use 3.5” adapter for use in both laptop and desktop PCs.

“Force Series GT is our fastest, most flexible line of SSDs,” said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. “The new 180GB and 240GB models are ideal for premium systems which require large amounts of high-performance storage.”

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The new Force Series GT SSD models are available from authorized distributors and retailers worldwide at a US suggested retail price of $379 USD for the 180GB model, and $489 USD for the 240GB model. Note that stated capacities are unformatted and actual capacities will vary depending on the formatting and operating system used. For more information on Force Series GT solid-state drives, please visit:

http://www.corsair.com/ssd/force-series-gt.html

About Corsair
Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company’s award-winning products include DDR3 memory upgrades, USB flash drives, power supply units, solid-state drives, PC speakers, gaming headsets, CPU cooling products, and computer cases.

Copyright © 2011 Corsair Memory, Inc. All rights reserved. Corsair and the sails logo are registered trademarks, and Force Series is a trademark of Corsair in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks, and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.