Corsair announces the market availability of the 180GB and 240GB capacities Force Series GT SATA 6.0 Gb/s SSDs
These models join the 60GB and 120GB Force Series GT models already on the market. They utilize the SandForce SF-2280 controller with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3). They are backward compatible with SATA 3Gb/s, and include an 3.5-inch adapter for use in desktop PCs.
The drives utilize ONFI synchronous flash memory. Their performance numbers according to Corsair: Sequence read/write speeds of up to 555 MB/s read — 525 MB/s write based on ATTO benchmark, along with 85,000 IOPS (4k aligned) based on IOMeter 08.
The new Force Series GT SSD models are available from authorized distributors and retailers worldwide at a U.S. suggested retail price of $379 for the 180GB model, and $489 for the 240GB model.