Corsair joined SSD bandwagon, 128GB announced

The news first appeared on the UK Online Retailer, revealing a stock of MLC-based SSD 128GB (CMFSSD-128GBG1D) from Corsair, and stories were later published at numerous techie sites citing Corsair will let loose of its first SSD storage device in a very near future. Today, a UK-based CustomPC got words that it's official- The memory maker has joined the SSD bandwagon, targeting mainstream market with the of launch a 128GB S128.

Equipped with a Samsung controller and Samsung NAND flash memory, Corsair claimed its S128 SSD is capable of data transfer rates at the sequential read and write speeds of 90MB/Sec and 70MB/sec respectively. Also, later this year, they will release its 2nd-gen SSDs with increase performance to match competitive levels.

Though Corsair has not made it formal introduction in US market, but the 128GB is already available now at NCIX for $335.

Detailed specifications of the Corsair S128:

  • Form Factor 2.5'
  • Unformatted Capacity 128GB
  • User Addressable Sectors 250,069,680
  • Bytes per Sector 512
  • Interface SATA II
  • Sequential Read/Write 90 MB/s read / 70 MB/s write
  • Voltage 5V ±5%
  • Power Consumption Read 0.48W
  • Power Consumption Write 0.46W
  • S.M.A.R.T Support Yes
  • MTBF 1,000,000 Hours
  • Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C
  • Shock 1500G
  • Width 69.85 mm
  • Height 9.5mm
  • Weight 72g