SKU CMFSSD-256D1
Extreme Series™ X256 Solid-State Hard Drive

£999.00 GBP

Built using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung flash memory, Extreme Series™ solid-state drives deliver exceptionally high performance and are ideal for desktop PCs and high-end notebooks

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

Games load more quickly, your computer starts faster, and multiple applications run more smoothly, all while running cool and silent.

Corsair’s Extreme Series drives are among the fastest available today. The combination of the Indilinx Barefoot controller, Samsung flash memory, and a generous onboard cache, results in extreme performance with up to 240MB/s sequential read and 170MB/s sequential write speeds. Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations, the Extreme Series drives are for RAID 0 configurations on your desktop, delivering blistering speed and eliminating the long-standing performance bottleneck of traditional mechanical hard disks.

  • Fast—Games and apps load faster, Windows is more responsive
  • Compatible—The Extreme Series uses the proven Indilinx Barefoot controller, found on SSDs installed in tens of thousands of systems worldwide
  • 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

X256 Features

  • Maximum sequential read speed up to 240MB/s
  • Maximum sequential write speed up to 170MB/s
  • Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash for maximum performance
  • 64MB DRAM cache 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

CONTENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS




Technical Specifications

  • SSD Shock: 1500 G
  • SSD Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
  • Power Consumption active: 2.0W Max
  • Power Consumption Inactive: 0.5W Max
  • SSD Sequential Read Write: Up to 240 MB/s read — 170 MB/s write
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch
SSD Unformatted Capacity
256 GB
SSD Smart Support
Yes
Weight
80g
SSD Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Power Consumption active
2.0W Max
Power Consumption Inactive
0.5W Max
SSD Sequential Read Write
Up to 240 MB/s read — 170 MB/s write
Form Factor
2.5 inch
NAND Technology
MLC
Voltage
5V ±5%
SSD Shock
1500 G
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By Benchmark Reviews

Posted on  December 14, 2009

The Corsair X256 SSD wins the 2009 Editor's Choice at Benchmark Reviews for "Enthusiast Class Storage"

Benchmark Reviews has carefully studied the enthusiast storage industry since SSDs first became available to retail consumers, and up to this point only one product series has delivered top-end speed representative of the enhancements SSD technology brings: the Corsair Extreme Series. Tested this past September, we discovered that the multi-layer cell (MLC) Corsair X256 SSD offered the fastest read and write performance available from any Solid State Drive.

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