Corsair announced new capacities available for its Force GT Series SSD today right on the heels of its recently release of new capacities for the Series 3 line as well.
As a bit of refresher, we reviewed the GT 120GB here and the Series 3 120GB here where we detailed the difference in performance between the two through use of synchronous NAND flash memory (GT) and asynchronous memory (S3).
In layman’s terms, the GT is higher performing and meant for the ‘prosumer’ whereas the Series 3 is more cost efficient for the typical every day consumer.
The 90 GB Series 3 and GT upgrades, announced previously, have a MSRP of $159 and $199 respectively and are expect to appeal to the customer who finds the 60GB a bit small while the 120Gb a bit on the pricey side.
Todays announcement of the 180GB and 240GB capacities for the Corsair GT series include manufacturer suggested retail pricing of $379 and $489 and we immediately found the 240GB available at E-tailers at less than MSRP which is a good thing!
Performance specifications for the new GT releases are 555MB/s read and 525MB/s write with 85000 IOPS at 4k random write aligned disk transfer. We are hoping to review one soon enough as this just may take the coveted spot of top performing SSD given its components, firmware and Corsairs special touch.
In any case, at capacities of 60, 90, and 120GB for the Series 3 as well as 60, 90, 120, 180 and 240GB for the GT, Corsair is clearly responding to consumer demand and definitely has the largest capacity selection that we have seen for solid state drives.