Corsair's Force lineup of Solid State Drives have been available in India for a while now, and now a refresh is in order with the very same lineup getting new drives running on a 25nm process, instead of the 34nm processors its predecessors were running on. The new drives are the F120, F80A and the F115.
May the Force be with them
Funnily enough, the one of the images we checked out had the F120 listed as a 200GB SSD, which is hilariously incorrect considering the primary goal for Corsair right now is to clear the air of any misunderstandings regarding the lineup. Anyway, here’s what John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing and Jared Peck, Global Product Marketing Manager for SSDs at Corsair had to say.
“There is a lot of confusion in the market about the impact the move from 34 to 25nm flash will have on both the price and the performance of solid-state drives,” said Beekley. “We've been working closely with SandForce to ensure the smoothest possible transition and we're sharing the details today. The Corsair and SandForce engineering teams have been working closely with the key flash memory suppliers to profile and qualify 25nm parts and we've been running our Force drives through performance and reliability testing alongside them. We're pleased with the progress that's been made in getting the Force Series 25nm drives ready to ship to customers.”
“So that our customers are perfectly clear about what they are getting, we will be changing the model numbers on all 25nm based drives and transitioning the drive capacities we offer where necessary. For example, a drive that would have been sold as 120GB when built with 34nm flash will be launched as a 115GB version,” said Peck. “All Force Series drives built with 25nm flash will also have a '-A' suffix on the part and/or model number, making it easy to determine exactly what you're getting.”
The F80A, F115 and F120 are priced at Rs. 10,000, Rs. 12,600 and Rs. 13,200 respectively. They will be made available by the end of this month and will carry a three-year warranty.