The Corsair SSD ToolboxBy Mike Clements, on May 6th, 2013
Corsair proudly brings you the Corsair SSD Toolbox. This helpful utility provides users with several powerful and useful tools for use with Corsair SSDs. Let's take a look.
The Corsair SSD Toolbox will run on:
- XP SP3 (32-bit)...(64-bit version not supported)
- Vista 32-bit w/ latest SP (all functions)
- Vista 64-bit w/ latest SP (all functions)
- Win 7 32-bit w/ latest SP (all functions)
- Win 7 64-bit w/ latest SP (all functions)
- Win 8 32-bit (TRIM is not supported, all others functions are)
- Win 8 64-bit (TRIM is not supported, all others functions are)
We have provided a detailed help file which can be accessed by clicking on the question mark symbol shown here circled in red on the upper left side of the screen.Continue Reading
No More Clone Wars, the SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit is HereBy Mike Clements, on May 3rd, 2013
When we originally introduced the Corsair Notebook Upgrade kit, we were really impressed with the Apricorn software. In fact, we used the term "chimple" to describe just how easy the kit was to use. It was so simple, a chimp could use it.
Customers related to us that they wanted a software cloning kit like this without having to buy the entire SSD based kit. So, we've created the new Corsair SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit which utilizes the same great software but also has an improved USB 3.0 connector.
The kit includes a USB 3.0 to SATA connector and the Corsair Data Migration software CD. The original connector was USB 2.0 but the new connector shown here is USB 3.0. The new connector is much faster than the original allowing up to 180MB/s read and write speeds.
Corsair SSDs With Zero Overprovisioning SpaceBy Mike Clements, on January 25th, 2013
Much has been written about overprovisioning and its implementation on SSDs. In short, overprovisioning, or OP, is a portion of storage space on an SSD that is reserved for use only by the SSD controller. The three most common uses for this space are wear leveling, the replacement of bad blocks, and read-modify-writes. Overprovisioning serves to help increase both the longevity and performance of SSDs and it is a very common practice among SSD manufacturers.
However, some users would like to be able to buy their SSDs without the built in overprovisioning and make the decision to OP, or not to OP for themselves. They prefer the flexibility of deciding for themselves when to OP and how much space to use based on their specific needs. Corsair has announced and is now offering SSDs without this overprovisioned space.
Corsair SSD Benefits VideoBy Mike Clements, on October 23rd, 2012
Our very own internet celebrity Jeff Checchi explains the benefits of having an SSD in your system. To quote RW Labs:
"The SSD is the most important performance component found in a modern system today. Without it you do not even have a performance system."
Come on in and check out this interesting and informative video clip:
Discuss the video here or on the Corsair Facebook page.Continue Reading
Building a system with the Graphite Series 600T Silver Edition and Dominator Platinum memoryBy Jeff Checchi, on July 6th, 2012
Recently we announced quite a few new products, and updates to current product lines. Some of the most exciting are the new Dominator Platinum DDR3 memory with LED lighting, and the new Graphite Series 600T Silver mid-tower case. What better time to do a system build than when we have two new products that compliment each other so beautifully! We will also be using our brand new Force Series GS SSD with its fast toggle NAND technology, and our recently updated GS800 PSU. While we are at it, I am going to swap out all the stock fans from the 600T with our new Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition fans, and we will be using our SP120 Quiet Edition fans in place of the stock Hydro Series H100 fans. The silver and blue theme turned out great! If you have never built a system before, or you are not familiar with some of our new products from then check out the video below!Continue Reading