Performance Series™ P256 Solid-State Hard Drive

Performance Series™ P256 Solid-State Hard Drive

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Based on the second-generation Samsung controller with 128MB of cache memory and using Samsung flash memory, the Performance Series offers excellent, stutter-free performance, and the best stability and system compatibility available. Performance Series SSDs are an ideal choice for notebooks, netbooks, and desktop PCs alike.

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Replacing your hard disk drive with a Corsair Performance Series SSD will revolutionize your computing experience.

Games load quicker, your computer starts faster, and multiple applications run smoother, all while running cool and silent.

Corsair’s Performance Series family is the ideal choice for your mobile or desktop computing needs. Proven Samsung technology guarantees out-of-the-box performance, worry-free compatibility, and rock-solid stability without the need to adjust complex system-level settings or update firmware. Its 220MB/s read (240 MB/s for 512GB model) and 180MB/s write (200 MB/s for 512GB model) speed provides outstanding performance, and capacities up to 512GB provide ample storage for lots of applications, photos, music, and video.

The speed, capacity, and compatibility of the Performance Series drives are supported by the inherent reliability of solid state technology, resulting in a truly compelling solution for your mass storage requirements.

  • Fast—Games and apps load faster, Windows is more responsive
  • Compatible—The Performance Series technology is extensively validated in major computing platforms
  • Stutter free—Samsung controller ensures smooth performance, unlike that of cheaper SSDs
  • Silent—No moving parts means zero noise and high reliability
  • Low Power—Longer battery life for laptop users means greater productivity
  • Backed by Corsair—A respected name with a passion for great service and support

P256 Features

  • Maximum sequential read speed 220MB/s (240 MB/s for 512GB model)
  • Maximum sequential write speed 180MB/s (200 MB/s for 512GB model)
  • Samsung controller and MLC NAND flash for compatibility and consistent performance
  • 128MB DRAM cache and NCQ support for stutter-free performance
  • No moving parts for increased durability over standard hard disk drives
  • Decreased power usage for cool and quiet operation and increased laptop battery life
  • 100+ Year Life Expectancy (MTBF)
  • Three year warranty

Da Legit Reviews

Pubblicato su   5 ottobre 2009

Legit Reviews gives the Corsair P256 SSD the Editor's Choice Award

When Corsair entered the SSD market in January 2009 they didn't even send out review samples as the drives were nothing special; those days are long gone with the P256 as it is clearly one of the fastest MLC drives on the market today.

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Da Hexus

Pubblicato su   18 maggio 2009

Hexus reviews the Corsair P256 SSD

Corsair's P256 256GB SSD is an ultra-fast SSD whose merits can only be exploited by the user who's high on multitasking. Strong in most areas and competitively priced - if 550 can be thought of as being competitive - it's currently the drive we'd purchase for our ultimate system, based on the criteria of capacity and performance.

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Da Tweak Town

Pubblicato su   7 giugno 2009

Tweak Town values the Corsair P256 SSD Drive

The Corsair P256 has nearly the same performance ias the Intel M Series drives, has more capacity and a better cost per gigabyte of space. The initial sticker shock will wear off around 15 seconds after hitting the power button.

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Da TechPowerUP

Pubblicato su   6 maggio 2009

Bit Tech reviews the Corsair P256 SSD

We've said it before but using a decent SSD has the ability to make your whole PC experience feel more responsive and the P256 delivers that convincingly.

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Pubblicato su   15 maggio 2009

Hot Hardware reviews the Corsair P256 SSD along with OCZ, Kingston and Super-Talent SSD drives

"...while the Corsair P256 is the most expensive overall, its cost per gigabyte is the best, and it has the largest capacity."

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Da Tweak Town

Pubblicato su   11 gennaio 2012

Corsair Performance Pro 256 SSD gets both "Dam Good" and "Dam Innovative" award at Hardware Canucks

"Corsair really has something here, particularly when it comes to price. This isn’t the least expensive SSD on the market (far from it actually) but it can easily be found for under $400 and doesn’t come with all of the latent issues SandForce-based drives have been experiencing as of late. If Corsair ever manages to bring the cost down to the M4’s level, Crucial will have a lot to worry about. By combining high performance, a TRIM-agnostic garbage collection feature and the adaptability for numerous environments, the Performance Pro is one of the best all-round drives we’ve seen in a while. The only real issue for some will be the current lack of higher capacity models. "

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Da Vortez

Pubblicato su   2 febbraio 2012

The 256GB Performance Pro SSD wins the Platinum Award from HWLegend in Italy.

Publication language is Italian: The 256GB Performance Pro SSD wins the Platinum Award from HWLegend in Italy.

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Pubblicato su   17 maggio 2009

The Tech Report picks Corsair P256 SSD over OCZ and others

In the end, only three of the SSDs we looked at today are strong enough to earn TR Recommended distinction. The Samsung PB22-J and its Corsair twin aren't quite as quick as the X25-M overall, and with these 256GB models running about $700, they're not as affordable. However, a low cost per gigabyte combined with frugal power consumption and solid performance makes these drives easy to recommend.

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Da Jonny Guru

Pubblicato su   2 gennaio 2012

Corsair Force GT 180GB, 240GB and Performance Pro 256 SSD, all 3 gets the "Recommended" award at Legit Reviews

"Legit Bottom Line: Whether you prefer the consistent performance of a Marvell controlled drive or the raw speed of SandForce drives, Corsair has you covered with the Performance Pro and Force GT series of SSDs at capacities that suit your needs and wallet."

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