Corsair, global designer and provider of high performance computing components, is announcing availability of two new products for their SSD line. First is the SSD Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit, which allows users to migrate their data easily from one drive to another. The second is the Corsair SSD Toolbox, which is a free software utility that enables Corsair SSDs to be configured, optimized and monitored by the user.
Corsair’s SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit permits migration of your hard drive data to an SSD by merely selecting the source and destination drives and clicking a button. The kit is designed for use when installing a new Corsair SSD, and includes the migration software, a USB-to-SATA cable, and a quick-start guide. The included cable supports both USB 3.0 and 2.0, to attain transfer rates of up to 180 MB/s. The Corsair cloning kit is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and OS-X. The Corsair Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit’s product page can be viewed here. It comes backed by a three year warranty.
Corsair’s SSD Toolbox software can assist users of Corsair SSDs to install, configure, optimize and monitor the health of their SSD. The Corsair SSD Toolbox includes ‘drive information’, including your model, serial number, firmware version, SMART status, and other drive health data. The Toolbox can also be used to over-provision your SSD to enhance performance and endurance. The ‘optimize’ feature allows scheduling of TRIM command to enhance SSD performance. The ‘secure wipe’ feature allows users to “secure erase” a drive’s data. A future update is to feature a drive cloning utility from within the toolbox. The Corsair SSD Toolbox is a free download, available here at the Corsair website’s SSD product pages.