I haven't taken a look at a new Corsair SSD in a while. The company started out by shipping relatively uninteresting Samsung based SSDs, but since then we've seen Corsair ramp up adoption of newer technologies fairly quickly. With drives from Indilinx and now SandForce onboard, it's time for an update from one of the first companies to ever visit me in NC over a decade ago.

Next week I should receive their new SandForce SF-1200 based drive, the Corsair Force, however today I got their Indilinx Barefoot based Nova drive:

This drive is based on Indilinx's Barefoot controller but uses 34nm Intel NAND (other NAND vendors are supported as well). It's Corsair's version of the G.Skill Falcon II we looked at a while back, or OCZ's Solid 2. I'm running it through our test suite now, expect to see results in Bench in the next couple of days.

More pics in the Gallery.

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  • SlyNine - Saturday, April 10, 2010 - link

    Any Idea what the price is. Plus with the SF control do we have any idea how reliable these are goanna be yet ( probably not I'm sure). I just don't know If i want the harddrive compressing my data, seems like a mess of bad things could happen.
  • LuxZg - Sunday, April 11, 2010 - link

    Anand, just one quick thought. If whole article or post of any kind can fit the first page "preview", why offer "Read more" button at bottom? There is nothing "more" to read anyway. Please think about removing the button on those articles in the future

  • vol7ron - Sunday, April 11, 2010 - link

    I don't see the "Read More" button. Has it been updated?
  • ctorres - Sunday, April 11, 2010 - link

    Second that and there should also be a link in the picture gallery to return to the article.
  • leexgx - Sunday, April 11, 2010 - link

    ticking the keep me logged in does not work

    Please put next to the articles if its an Review, Blog, news and so on as you cant tell what is what untill you click read more then it ends up beening nothing more
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Sunday, April 11, 2010 - link

    Great feedback guys :) I'll add it to the list. We are making progress and definitely listening to your feedback so keep it coming :)

    Take care,
  • LuxZg - Sunday, April 11, 2010 - link

    That's nice to hear, keep it up yourselves ;) :)
  • Mumrik - Sunday, April 11, 2010 - link

    "This just in" takes up too much space. They're not news of the same size and the real articles but they're presented like they were. They've even pushed the real articles out of the roller at the top of the front page - that takes a lot of attention away from your real work here!

    It seems like "This just in" would work better as some variation of a sidebar blog. The idea is good and I'm sure most of us like hearing a bit about what's going on backstage, but it can't be allowed to upstage the central part of Anandtech - the big in-depth reviews.
  • vol7ron - Sunday, April 11, 2010 - link

    I only kind of agree with this.

    If you traverse AT pages on a daily basis, or subscribe to the RSS feeds, like I do, it doesn't take long to catch up on articles.

    While I see your point about the previews being in the same space as mainline articles, it's nice (for me) to look in one place of chronologically edited or posted articles. As for the comment about the blog.. that's basically what AT is, blog entry after blog entry. It can even be considered a personal blog: a personal account of testing new technology and the outcome from the testing :)

    I think this would only frustrate me at first, but in the long run, you might actually like it.

  • strikeback03 - Monday, April 12, 2010 - link

    I agree, I like the ability to see everything posted in one chronological list. I didn't like the old site when blog posts would maybe be thrown on the list, maybe not. Maybe it could have some type of filter with a checkbox to show everything, or only reviews, etc.

    I don't feel the scroll at the top is all that useful, as there is no indication of what the newest entry is. If I click my bookmark then open something else over it and come back a few minutes later I wont necessarily know what is the newest thing there.

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