For a company such as Corsair expanding to SSDs from their memory range should be reasonably easy, certainly less of a jump than to speakers, cases and the like. That said it seems nothing is too much for them because experience shows us that with each new product category they launch the results never disappoint. From PSUs to coolers and beyond some of the best products we have seen in recent times have featured the Corsair logo.
Today we are looking at the latest SSD range from Corsair, the Performance Pro. Using a Marvell controller rather than Sandforce (found in their Force Series Drives) the Performance Pro offers a different approach to the majority of drives on the market. We’ll find out how it compares with models based on the latest Indilinx, Samsung and Sandforce products in this review.
Packaging and Bundle
Corsair stick with their normal box styling for the Performance Pro series of drives and we get some key specification information on the front, including the capacity and interface. Inside we find a bracket and screws to allow installation in a 3.5" bay.
Earlier this year Toshiba announced their new generation of SSDs, the HG6. It might not have the snappiest name but if it performs as well against the competition as their previous drives we should be in for an impressive set of figures.
It has been over a year since the 840 Pro hit the market and competitor drives have continued to evolve since then so now it’s time for Samsung to do the same. Launching today is their new 850 Pro SSD featuring many of the aspects which made the 840 Series so attractive, mixed with some evolutions in the tech used. We will be putting it up against some of the best drives the competition can offer to see how this new model performs.