Different kinds of geeks use different metrics to prove they are the baddest in the land. In car enthusiast circles the metrics compared include horsepower and quarter mile times. In the computer world geeks compare their prowess by touting how fast their rigs are in common benchmarks like 3DMark and PC Mark.
Corsair have unveiled their latest solid-state drives, the Corsair Force Series SSDs, each using the SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processor for up to 285 MB/sec read speeds and up to 275MB/sec write speeds. Available as the 100GB F100GB2 and the 200GB F200GB2, each is a 2.5-inch SATA-II drive.
Corsair have outed two new SSD ranges, the Reactor and Nova series. The Corsair Reactor drives, available in 60GB (up to 250MB/s read and 110MB/s write) and 120GB (up to 250MB/s read and 170MB/s write) capacities, while the Corsair Nova drives come in 64GB (up to 270MB/s read and 130MB/s write) and 128GB (up to 270MB/s read and 190MB/s write) capacities.
You might recall that last summer Corsair pulled the wraps off its first PC chassis called the Obsidian 800D. That case was an aluminum-clad beauty with a clear side window and hot-swap drive bays to make life easy for the computer enthusiast. Corsair is back with a new Obsidian model called the 700D.
There are a few big names in the RAM market that gamers, enthusiasts, and overclockers look to when they want RAM for their computers. If you are building a computer for an Intel platform, you will want to look at the Corsair Dominator 2333MHz RAM kit for the Intel P55 platform.
If you are the Tim Allen type of computer geek, you always want more power in your computer. Corsair has just announced a new RAM kit in its Dominator series. The kit is called the CMD24GX3M6A1333C9 Dominator 24GB 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 with Airflow fan. That has to be the longest product name ever.
My first computer was a Tandy from Radio Shack that my parents bought for me one Christmas when I was five. The thing didn’t even have a hard drive and the first computer I had with a hard drive has a few measly megabytes of storage and wouldn’t even hold my IM app today. My point is that we are always needing more storage space and what we think is enough. If your old flash drive is full and you are in need of something with more space, Corsair has announced a new 64GB Flash Survivor USB drive that may be just the ticket.
Having long been the preserve of expensive ultraportables or performance intensive media processing and gaming machines, SSDs are beginning to trickle down the price ladder. There's still more GB for your dollar in a traditional platter-based hard-drive, but switching to solid state is cheaper than ever. On the SlashGear test bench today we've got Corsair's 64GB P64 CMFSSD-64GBG2D SSD.