On the test bench this week is a Corsair Performance Series Pro 128GB Solid State Drive. Running on the SATA 6Gbps bus, the model line will run as high as 515 MB/s read speeds and 440 MB/s write speeds. The 128GB offers a slightly more modest 500/340 but advertises 60K IOPs. This translates to 240 MBps 4K writes and if accurate will be very impressive for a non-SandForce driven Solid State Device. Implementing a server-grade Marvell 88SS9174 Controller chip that has proven reliability over the years and recently has been given an update to provide even better performance than its initial performance in the Crucial/Micron C300 SSD, the first SATA 6Gbps SSD offered. The Corsair Performance Series Pro offers a 1.5 Million Hour MTBF, tied with a standard 3 year warranty. A full breakdown of the specifications is provided through Corsairs Website."
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