The Corsair Performance Series is an internal SATA II Solid State hard drive that uses a Samsung controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory and comes in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. Read and write speeds are quite fast at 220MB/s and 180MB/s respectively considering the better performing Indilinx Barefoot controller was not used in this model(found in the Extreme Series). Onboard RAM cache has been doubled to 128MB from that version also, with the addition of NCQ support (Native Command Queuing) for a smooth and stutter free performance. A feature called Self-Healing is new with this generation of controllers which is a built in remedy to the speed problems that can plague SSD drives over time. Normally a TRIM feature on the computer's operating system would 'trim' away excess data that the drive didn't erase, now that function has been built into the drive itself so it will maintain top speed throughout its life, although it only clears this data when the system is idle. RAID 0 is also supported which makes running multiple drives together as one drive possible, and more efficient than conventional hard drives in a RAID formation considering SSD drives have very little latency to begin with.
- Read: 220MB/second
- Write: 180MB/second
- 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacity
- Onboard cache: 128MB DRAM with NCQ
- RAID 0 support
- Samsung MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory
- Samsung S3C29RBB01 controller with built in Self-Healing feature
- Form Factor: 2.5"
- Weight: 80g
- Shock resistant to 1500G
- 1 million hours mean time between failure MTBF