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Published August 20, 2009
The Samsung S3C29RBB01-YK40 controller chip is utilized by the Corsair Performance Series, which is accompanied by a large 128MB cache intended to improve small write performance and eliminate any 'stuttering' issues. The Indilinx Barefoot controller featured on SSDs such as the OCZ Vertex, features a smaller 64MB cache.
Corsair claims that the Performance Series has a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 1.0 million hours. This is a more conservative estimate than what most manufacturers label their SSDs with (~1.5 million hours). Additionally, Corsair claims that the drive will withstand 1500G shock resistance, which is a standard amongst SSDs.
The Corsair P Series SSDs measure 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm and weigh just 80 grams, thanks to their slim 2.5" design, making them ideal for both desktop and laptop computers. They are said to use just 2 watts of power when in use and 0.5 watts in standby mode. The P Series SSDs are designed to work in RAID if you choose to purchase more than one, and they are backed by a 2-year warranty.
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