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Corsair officially ships fast 256GB SSD

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Mon May 11, 2009

Corsair P256 SSD Ships

Corsair this afternoon said it had started shipping the P256, its fastest and also most capacious solid-state drive. The 2.5-inch SATA II drive holds its namesake 256GB thanks to multi-level cell storage but has a fast Samsung controller that lets it read data at 220MB per second and writes at an equally quick 200MB per second. A 128MB cache and native command queuing further add to the practical speed.

As with most solid-state drives, the P256 is more energy-efficient than a rotating drive and is estimated by Corsair to give roughly 25 percent more battery life. Shipments have already started, though the company hasn't made pricing public.

by MacNN Staff



  1. TiBookGuy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    256GB SSD

    I WANT IT!


  1. cartoonasaur

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Price is RIGHT!

    $851.99 at Dell NOW

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