New Corsair 256GB SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mjronline, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. mjronline macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    They use the Indix or the infamous JMicron controllers. Also, they have good sequential read/writes, but in real world its the Random (which Intel's have the best of) read/writes that counts.

    Edit - Click Me to go a thread where drives are compared in a useful chart.
  3. adamjackson macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    I'd love to splurge for a 256GB SSD. I'm really waiting for more advancements and improved long-life reliability before dropping over $500.
  4. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009
    Best to go to the SSD Comparison Chart here on the site... (don't have the link atm... but its on the front page).

    Basic Comparison

    Capacity: Intel offers up to 160GB atm, corsairs 256GB beats that, obviously.

    Speed: While corsair may boast about better sequential reads/writes (260mb/s read, 200+ mb/s write) intel brutally kills the corsair drive in random reads/writes which are the most common/important in everyday use.

    Thinking of purchasing a SSD? Buy an Intel 160GB X25-M. They are about $400 now.

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