This week, Corsair announced that it has added two additional drives to its budget-friendly line of Force Series LS SSDs: a 480 GB model and a 960 GB model. These two capacities will be in addition to the 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB models already offered to consumers. Pricing will be $189.99 for the 480 GB drive and $379.99 for the 960 GB model.
As with the previous drives, the two new additions have a 7mm, 2.5 inch form factor and can be installed in either a notebook or a desktop PC when using a 3.5 inch bay adapter. Corsair boasts that these drives have read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and write speeds of up to 540 MB/s when connected to a SATA 3 interface. The drives are backwards compatible, supporting SATA 1 and SATA 2 interfaces.
The Force Series LS SSDs supports the Windows 7 TRIM command, garbage collection and S.M.A.R.T. commands. These SSDs also feature a built-in “advanced dynamic and static wear-leveling algorithm” that should help keep the drive’s flash memory from failing too early. All five drives have a MTBF of 1.5 million hours.
Packed with this line of SSDs is the Corsair SSD Toolbox, which is provided as a free download. Consumers can use this software to update the firmware (when the drive’s controller is in AHCI mode), optimize the drive, check the S.M.A.R.T. status, securely wipe the drive and more. Additional information regarding what the Corsair SSD Toolbox can do for you can be found here.
“The new Force Series LS SSD models, like the previously announced 240 GB, 120 GB, and 60 GB models, provide consumers a cost-effective way to upgrade their notebook or desktop PCs to faster, more reliable solid-state storage,” the company stated.
Customers looking to upgrade their laptop or desktop, but don’t want to shell out big bucks, may find this line of SSDs rather attractive. The 60 GB model costs a mere $49.99 whereas the 120 GB and 240 GB SSDs cost $89.99 and $154.99 respectively.