Corsair P Series 128GB

Corsair claims that the 128GB Performance Series can achieve a maximum read speed of 220MB/s and a write speed of 180MB/s. There are three versions available that range in capacity and include a 64GB, 128GB and 256GB version. Interestingly the OCZ Summit series, which is based on the same controller, claims a much slower write time for their smallest capacity version. That said, OCZ also claims greater write performance for their 120GB version.

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.