Corsair's new SSD lineup Toggles between Marvell and SandForce models

Subject: Storage | June 14, 2012 - 06:28 PM |
Tagged: corsair, toggle NAND, IMFT NAND, performance series, Marvell 9174

Corsair's 256GB Performance Pro SSD is the member of the Performance series which utilizes Toshiba Toggle NAND and the Marvell 9174 controller.  At $340 it is a little more expensive than some other comparable drives, however that may be well deserved for after their testing [H]ard|OCP put this drive in the same category as the Intel 520 in general performance.  In fact during some tests they found it to be faster than the lauded Intel SSD, which is no mean feat.  That performance, along with a solid three year warranty helped Corsair pick up a Silver Award from [H].

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"Today we review the 256GB Corsair Performance Pro SSD. Corsair provides enthusiasts with both sides of the SSD controller coin by offering both Marvell and SandForce controlled SSDs in its product lines. Today we will take a look at the Marvell powered 256GB SSD and the Toshiba Toggle NAND that Corsair has chosen for it."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

Antec Performance P280 Case First Look at Computex

Subject: Cases and Cooling, Shows and Expos | June 3, 2011 - 12:15 AM |
Tagged: performance series, p280, computex, antec

Upstairs at the Antec booth at Computex 2011, a new case sat awaiting our eyes and cameras called the Performance Series P280.  A successor to the long-adored P180 case, the P280 will offer a host of tweaks and new features while maintaining a price point of about $130 on the street.

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The fit and finish of the P280 should look familiar to anyone that has laid eyes on the P180.  This time Antec has added two internal USB 3.0 ports in addition to a pair of USB 2.0 ports on the front panel.

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The door on this case has the same over-swing as the P180 to completely fold away on the side if needed.  There are three 5.25-in bays and a dual fan removable filter.

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On the top of the case are pair of fans that use the newer rubber grommet style connection to lessen any kind of noise or rattle from them.

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Both doors (and the top) of the P280 are lined with a very heavy compressed plastic that is used as a sound dampening device.  Antec claims this is more effective than the foam insulation siding that many case vendors are currently using or that Antec uses on the P180. 

Hit the "Read More" link for more photos and details on Antec's P280!!

Source: Antec