Corsair brings "cost-effective" solid-state storage to notebook and desktop PCs.
August 22, 2013
Corsair, a designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, announced the release of the Force Series LS SSD line. Available in 240GB, 120GB, and 60GB capacities, Force Series LS SSDs provide consumers “a cost-effective way to upgrade their notebook or desktop PCs to faster, more reliable solid-state storage.”
The 7mm-high Force Series LS SSDs can be installed into most desktop or notebook PCs with a standard 2.5” or 3.5” drive bay (3.5” bays require optional adapter). The drives feature SATA 3 6GB/s support, and are backward compatible with SATA revision 1.0 and 2.0 for maximum compatibility. A copy of the Corsair SSD Toolbox software utility is included as a free download.
Force Series LS SSDs feature a Phison 6Gb/s SSD controller with Toshiba NAND which delivers “high speed file transfer speed of up to 555MB/s read and 535MB/s write, up to 10 times faster than standard hard drives.” The new drives support TRIM, garbage collection, and S.M.A.R.T. commands and include an “advanced dynamic and static wear-leveling algorithm to extend the lifespan of the drive flash memory.”
The Force Series LS SSDs are available in 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB capacities at MSRPs of $69.99, $109.99, and $199.99 USD. The SSDs are available through Corsair’s network of retailers, and are backed by a three-year warranty.