Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD Review
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In an effort to diversify Corsair has been making waves in the gaming peripherals market. The new audio, keyboard and mice products are getting rave reviews and have made big headlines. That exposure has overshadowed some of the traditional markets but that is about to change. Corsair is looking for top tier status again with their latest SSD offerings which include a Dataplex caching solution and the Performance Pro that we are looking at today.
The Corsair Performance Pro is Corsair's latest solid state drive based on the eternal Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 controller paired up with Toggle Mode NAND from Toshiba. While there have been many configurations of this Controller/NAND combo floating around in the market, Corsair aims to set the bar when it comes to performance.
We have been searching and testing many drives as of late to see what drive will take on “Team Sandforce” and at the same time Sandforce isn’t sitting idle, there have been many new releases based of SF controllers in the market including our latest review of the SanDisk Extreme which pushed single drive SSD performance to the max. While last year concluded with Sandforce drives really gaining momentum and mainstream affordability it is great to see another SSD released using the highly configurable BKK2 from Marvell. So will the Corsair Performance Pro have the guts and required performance to take it's place in the SSD market?
Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere.
Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.