Corsair Performance Pro SSD SATA600

  • Corsair Performance Pro SSD SATA600
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Based on 17 scores, 38 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast.
  • Beats Sand-force-driven drives.
  • Great price/performance.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Needs SATA 6 Gbps controller to perform best.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Web User on 100

★★★★★ Although it faltered slightly in our large-file read-speed test, the Corsair Performance Series Pro 256GB proved fastest overall. Coupled with its reasonable price and generous capacity, it’s a tough act to...

By PC Pro on 100

Corsair's latest trumps rivals thanks to a decent price and lightning-quick...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Lightning-quick and, for a high-end SSD, relatively affordable. If you want to give your PC a speed boost, this is the drive to buy...

By TechRadar on 90

Corsair has an extensive range of SSDs. This currently encompasses six product lines, including cache drives, and uses both Marvell and SandForce controllers throughout. This puts it in the enviable position of having a stake in both the most widely...

By Overclockers Online on

SATA 6GB/s drives are here to stay and Corsairs Performance Pro Series returns some impressive numbers to take advantage of the increased bandwidth. The Performance Pro Series proves that the latest Marvell controller is not afraid of anyone with its...

By Hardware Secrets on

The Corsair Performance Pro put up a good fight against the older Force GT in our tests. The differences in performance between the two drives can be attributed to the different controllers that Corsair has used in each. The Corsair Performance Pro is...

By Pro-Clockers on

In today's market it is hard to find a solid state drive that is not driven by a SandForce controller. We have tested many with great results. But what about those that are looking for something different and not wanting to keep up with the masses....

By Real World Labs on

n an effort to diversify Corsair has been making waves in the gaming peripherals market. The new audio, keyboard and mice products are getting rave reviews and have made big headlines. That exposure has overshadowed some of the traditional markets but...

By X-bit Labs on

It is really hard to find any problems with Marvell 88SS9174 controller, which is used in the solid state drives reviewed today. Its characteristics and internal architecture allow designing SSDs with up-to-date performance, and such SSD makers as...

By TechReaction.net on

Building a Solid State drive on a controller other than SandForce in this day and age might not seem like a sound financial move, even Intel has jumped on the bandwagon. Corsair has SandForce driven Solid State Drives on the market already for much...

By TweakTown on 92

I have to admit I don't feel like I've unlocked all of the mysteries of the new Performance Pro drives just yet. On Corsair's webpage they talk about the advanced garbage collection algorithms built into the programming, but we have yet to...

By techPowerUp! on 97

It looks like Corsair did some magic tweaks to the Marvell controller's firmware, as their Performance Pro 256 GB is the fastest SSD we tested so far. It even beats big-name Sandforce SF-228x drives like the Kingston HyperX 240 GB and OCZ Vertex 3...

By Hardware Canucks on

Corsair hasn’t had the luxury of releasing a massive SSD lineup like OCZ nor do they have the vast technical and financial resources of Intel but they’ve managed to capture our interest again and again. Their SSDs may not lead the competition...

By Neoseeker on

While the Corsair Performance Pro performs differently than a drive based on the SandForce controller, we found it more consistent across the board. An example of this can be seen in our HDTune benchmark, which tests the SSD's read and write...

By VR-Zone on 95

It would not be an overstatement to say that the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB surprised us. Before we ran our tests we knew that this was a product designed for maximum dependability and long term reliability for professional and high end users. The...

By TweakTown on 91

Even though the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB didn't give us the steady solid state performance we were hoping for, it still has some really strong points that make it a comparable drive worthy of our praise. For starters this is really one of the...

By Legit Reviews on

Whether you prefer the consistent performance of a Marvell controlled drive or the raw speed of SandForce drives, Corsair has you covered with the Performance Pro and Force GT series of SSDs at capacities that suit your needs and...

By Overclockers Club on

Corsair has taken a controller and tweaked the firmware to deliver a drive that offers excellent performance, especially when working with compressed data. Throughout testing, the Performance Pro delivered consistent results and did not show any...

By Pureoverclock on

As we've said before and we'll continue to preach at any opportunity we get, the biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive; after using an SSD in your system you'll wonder how you ever survived without one...

By StorageReview on

The Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD is a speedy SSD that excels with incompressible data. With its larger cache, Marvell 9174 controller, high-speed Toshiba NAND, and an intelligently designed firmware, this Corsair drive has proved that it has the...