Corsair 2.5 inch Nova Series SATA300

  • Corsair 2.5 inch Nova Series SATA300
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Based on 18 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Impressive sequential read/write speeds.
  • Fastest reads out of all the drives in this roundup (210MB/s average).
  • Lower price than other drives, A slight increase in speed, Great availability.

Cons:

  • A shock resistance rating of only 40Gforces.
  • No significant speed increase

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 60

Decent performance for a small-capacity SSD, but a 64GB disk is better value overall....

By TechRadar on 90

What are your minimum requirements for an SSD? We know what ours are. First, we'd like a controller chipset that not only delivers good performance but keeps doing so for longer than a few weeks.Next, we want enough space for our operating system of...

By Techgage on 95

On the first page, we spent quite a few words on exploring the various model SSDs Corsair sells on the market, and for one simple reason. Out of all the models listed there are only two worth considering, either because the others were superseded or...

By X-bit Labs on -

The new SandForce controller and the Corsair Force drive based on it are a success. It offers high speed of processing files and has good performance at server loads, especially at really heavy loads. It would also be excellent as a disk for a home...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

It is worth shopping around for the Nova series SSDs as some stores have them priced quite close to the Force drives, where there is a gap in pricing the Nova offers an ideal entry into...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

The Corsair Nova drive is impressive, but...

By IT Reviews on -

Part of the credit for the performance of the Corsair Nova is doubtless related to the state of the art 34nm Intel flash memory. A larger part can probably be attributed to the firmware for the Indilinx controller chip. The Corsair Nova beats the...

By ZDNet UK on -

High prices for solid-state disks (SSDs) have historically restricted the business market to enterprises requiring performance for large databases or financial services, where microseconds really...

By Maximum PC on 80

'Nova,' as in 'new,' might be a misnomer—but the old ways are good, too With all the fancy new controllers out there—the SandForces, Toshibas, Da Vincis, and what have you—we were a little concerned that vendors would...

By Hardware Canucks on -

It seems like every time we take a good, hard look at the SSD market there is a new company ready to make its entrance. Not long ago Western Digital announced their first SSDs following in the footsteps of Corsair, OCZ, G.Skill, Seagate, Patriot,...

By ThinkComputers on 90

With all of the attention being on the SandForce controller lately it is good to see Indilinx come out with the Barefoot ECO controller that allows you to take advantage of the speeds of the Barefoot controller, but at a lower cost than before. This...

By Overclockers Club on -

Wow, when it came to benchmarking the Corsair Nova 128GB SSD, I expected good results, but what I got was awesome. The read speeds alone of this drive is astonishing. It seems the only handicap the Nova drive has is during the 4K writes where it does...

By Overclock3D on 87

Anyone who has ever used an SSD or, if you're fortunate enough, owns one will talk until we're blue in the face about how amazing they are. How they can transform even the most average system into a performance beast.We've run multiple...

By The Tech Report on -

Corsair's Nova V128 wasn't the fastest drive in the majority of our tests, but its all-around performance is at least on par with that of the X25-M G2. Unlike the Kingston and WD SSDs, the Corsair seems to be free of crippling weaknesses....

By Legit Reviews on -

Corsair has done a very nice job with their Indilinx-controlled Nova series which has posted results that give other similarly equipped SSD's a run for their money. Money is the keyword here as where the pricing settles will determine how successful...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

The Corsair Nova 128GB is another solid showing from an Indilinx-powered SSD; while there’s not a huge jump in performance from last year’s Indilinx Barefoot drives. Compared to standard Indilinx Barefoot SSDs that use the 40nm Samsung NAND...

By Hardware Secrets on -

The other two drives that had great performance on sequential read were Corsair Nova 128 GB and Digital SiliconEdge Blue (both confirmed by two out of three programs to be the next...

By ComputerPowerUser on 60

As its name suggests, the Nova Series V128 is a 128GB drive. Like the other drives represented here, it uses a standard 2.5-inch form factor. And other than a couple of decals, the V128’s only outward features are its power and...

By Benchmark Reviews on 90

Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all...

By HEXUS.net on 80

The Corsair Nova V128 is a decent SSD with premium credentials. Keeping almost-new performance intact by the use of TRIM and BCG, it's a sound choice if you can stomach the >£2-per-GB outlay. The goodSolid performance in every testTRIM and BCG...