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The Corsair Extreme Series is an internal Solid State drive that uses the state of the art Indilinx Barefoot controller.

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Pros

100+ years life expectancy

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64MB onboard RAM cache

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240MB/s read and 170MB/s write

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Uses the Indilinx Barefoot controller

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RAID 0

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No Self-Healing feature found on other models

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The Corsair Extreme Series is an internal Solid State drive that uses the state of the art Indilinx Barefoot controller and can reach read/write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 170MB/s respectively. RAID 0 configuration is also supported which lets you run multiple drives together and have them recognized as one big drive, and the available capacities are 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The MLC NAND design is made from Samsung flash memory and 64MB of onboard RAM is included which helps maintain a stutter-free data stream. These drives come with a two year company warranty and a 100+ year life expectancy and are designated with an X at the beginning of the model number.

User upgradeable firmware means you can stay up to date with new features as they are made available like the TRIM command in Windows 7 and other operating systems which keeps the drive running at top speed throughout it's lifespan. SSD drives can become slower due to disregarded memory building up over time that was never erased so there is a need for a computer to have a TRIM function. This has been remedied in the second generation Samsung controllers used in the Performance Series which have a feature called Self-Healing built in instead.

Features
  • Read: 240MB/second
  • Write:  170MB/second
  • 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacity
  • Samsung MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
  • Weight: 80g
  • Shock resistant to 1500G
  • RAID 0 support
  • 100+ year lifespan
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