Corsair have a wide range of products now in the Solid State market, and they are adding the new ‘Performance Pro’ series which uses an updated Marvell controller. This controller has worked well before with incompressible data, so we have high hopes for overall performance today. Corsair list drive bandwidth at 515MB/s read and 440 MB/s write, with potentially strong 65,000 IOPS 4k random write performance.
The move to Marvell controller for Corsair with this specific range makes sense, because some of the Sandforce 2281 powered drives suffer when faced with incompressible data, and there are still some reliability issue concerns among the enthusiast audience.
Our recent review of the Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD highlighted to us that many enthusiast users were interested in ‘Non-Sandforce’ powered Solid State drives. Is this new 256GB drive worthy of your attention?