Corsair, the memory manufacturer, has announced new additions to its range of Force SSDs, adding 40GB, 80GB and 160GB models to the existing line up of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB drives.
The new models are based on the same SandForce controller as the existing models, and Corsair is quoting class leading performance numbers with sequential read and write speeds of 282.6MB/s and 270MB/ for the F40 40GB model; and slightly more for the larger capacities. As such, the arrival of both larger and smaller capacity variants is good news, depending on your needs and the size of your wallet.
The F40 40GB drive is of particular interest and it means that a super-fast boot drive for your system is now a very affordable prospect at just $129.99 – if you are buying in the US. The F80 80GB model comes in at $229.99 and the F160 160GB model at $449.99.
"With competitive pricing and amazing performance, these new drives are a force to be reckoned with," said Jim Carlton, vice president of marketing at Corsair, in a statement. "All of the new models deliver an excellent price/performance ratio, but the aggressively priced 40GB F40 is incredibly attractive and, quite simply, the ideal boot drive for any Windows 7 desktop PC."
UK pricing has yet to be confirmed, but Corsair has said that £100 is the target price for the F40. We'll find out tomorrow when it appears at online retailers.
Will you be tempted to rebuild your system with a small capacity, but fast and affordable SSD based boot drive - or have you already done so? Let us know in the comments.