CES Storage Roundup Part 2 - Corsair, Patriot
Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 12, 2012 - 05:29 AM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: ssd, patriot, memory, flash, corsair, CES
While roaming Vegas, we came across lots of storage goodies. Here are a few:
Corsair showed their line of SSD's, with a new addition:
The new addition is on the right. This is the 'Accelerator' series, an SSD primarily meant for caching duties:
The Accelerator series will be available in 30, 45, and 60GB capacities, and will be packaged with caching driver software for those not running a Z68 or better caching capable Intel board.
Also on display was a refresh to the Voyager, Voyager GT, and Survivor series, bringing their interface up to USB 3.0 speeds.
We also saw Patriot's lineup:
Pictured above, from top down, is the following:
- Wildfire (Sandforce 6Gb/sec / Toshiba Toggle-mode flash)
- Pyro SE (Sandforce 6Gb/sec / IMFT Sync flash)
- Pyro (Sandforce 6Gb/sec / IMFT Async flash)
- Magma (Phison / Async flash)
- Mac Series (identical Pyro SE, but Apple certified)
Next is the USB lineup, with many new USB 3.0 models replacing the older 2.0 units. The Transporter series is a bit shorter than it used to be, which is a welcome bonus.
Here are Patriot's portable flash offerings, consisting of high capacity SD cards and Phison-driven mSATA and smaller (!) form factors:
This is 'mSATA mini', which is about half the length of a standard mSATA SSD. On the other end of that spectrum is a 240GB Macbook Air unit (just off camera in the above pic).
...I've got a few more goodies to post!
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