Corsair Nova and Reactor - two new lines of solid-state drives

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Well-known manufacturer of computer components company Corsair announced two new series of SSD drives - Nova and Reactor. In a series of Nova entered the model in the form factor 2.5-inch with a capacity of 64 and 128 GB, while a series of Reactor brought Hard Drive 60 and 120 GB.

Solid-state drives in Nova series based on NAND memory chips with multilevel cell (MLC), have a cache of 64 MB and will most likely use a very popular controller Indilinx Barefoot. The speed of reading data in both models is identical and reaches 215 MB / s, while the top speed record is 130 and 195 Mb / s for the versions of V64 and V128, respectively.

In turn, SSD in a series of Reactor products are a little more high class. These drives are equipped with cache memory to 128 MB, and their maximum speed of read and write data is 250/110 MB / sec for the 60 GB model and 250/170 Mb / s - for the drive capacity of 120 GB. In addition to the standard interface SATA 3.0 Gbps drives in the series also received Reactor port Mini-USB.

Unfortunately, information about what the controller is used in a series of drives Reactor, yet. However, these solid-state drives have already appeared in price lists the price 151.67 and 294.93 euros for versions with capacities of 60 and 120 GB. The cost of SSD in the Nova series begins with a mark of 160.11 and 303.35 for the model at 64 and 128 GB.