Corsair releases Reactor, Nova, SSD products

Corsair has announced two new solid-state drives to its growing product portfolio, and the newly launched products are available now.

The SSDs from both series are Microsoft Windows 7-compatible and have several different storage capacities available.

The Reactor series has 60GB and 120GB models available, with read speed up to 250 MB/s and 110 MB/s write speed on the 60GB model — the 120GB model supports up to 250MB/s read and 170 MB/s write speeds.

Corsair built the Reactor SSD using JMicron JMF612 controller.

Corsair releases Reactor, Nova, SSD products

Corsair’s Nova Series ships with 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, 64MB of cache, and uses the Indilinx Barefoot controller.  The 64GB model has up to 270 MB/s read and 130 MB/s write speeds, while the 128GB model has speeds up to 270 MB/s read and 190 MB/s write speeds.

Corsair’s Nova and Reactor will be added to a lineup that includes the Samsung-inspired Performance Series, Extreme Series, and Legacy SSDs.

The SSD product category is still is in its infancy, but it is growing in the consumer and enterprise markets.  The storage capacities are increasing and the price is slowly but surely beginning to decline.  Benefits include PCs running faster, added battery life to portable devices, and a longer life-span than regular HDDs, says Corsair.

I expect Corsair to remain committed to SSDs in the future, though they will have plenty of company alongside SanDisk, Western Digital, Fusion-io, SandForce, Samsung and others.