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Corsair Extreme Series 256GB SSD (CMFSSD-256D1)

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Corsair Extreme X256

The Corsair Extreme X256 is a solid state drive that utilizes the high-reliability Samsung MLC NAND flash drive and is designed in a 2.5 inch form factor. The device has a 256 GB unformatted capacity in a SATA II 3.0Gb/s backward compatible with SATA I interface, and supports 240 MB/s sequential read and 170 MB/s sequential write speeds. It also supports 64 MB DRAM cache memory and features user upgradeable firmware. Weighing in at 80 g, the Corsair Extreme X256 requires a 5V ±5…

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Corsair Extreme X256

The Corsair Extreme X256 is a solid state drive that utilizes the high-reliability Samsung MLC NAND flash drive and is designed in a 2.5 inch form factor. The device has a 256 GB unformatted capacity in a SATA II 3.0Gb/s backward compatible with SATA I interface, and supports 240 MB/s sequential read and 170 MB/s sequential write speeds. It also supports 64 MB DRAM cache memory and features user upgradeable firmware. Weighing in at 80 g, the Corsair Extreme X256 requires a 5V ±5% power supply and has a power consumption of 2.0 W (active)/0.5W Max (idle/standby/sleep). It also features S.M.A.R.T support, an MTBF of 1 000 000 hours and is shock proof at 1500G. The Extreme X256 comes with a two year warranty.

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The Extreme X256 is a solid state drive that is touted to provides users with faster loading time, faster start up time and allows for multiple applications to run more smoothly, in a cool and silent operation condition. The SSD supports a combination of the Indilinx Barefoot controller, Samsung flash memory, and a onboard cache which results in performance with up to 240MB/s sequential read and 170MB/s sequential write speeds. Available in 256 GB configurations, the Extreme Series drives are for RAID 0 configurations on a desktop, delivering speed and eliminating the long-standing performance bottleneck of traditional mechanical hard disks. The Extreme X356 uses the Indilinx Barefoot controller, found on SSDs installed in tens of thousands of systems worldwide and provides stutter free (via 64MB DRAM cache) and silent operation. It also has low power consumption, providing users with longer battery life and extends productivity. There are no moving parts, therefore increasing durability over standard hard disk drives, up to 100+ Year Life Expectancy (MTBF), supports user upgradeable firmware and comes with a two year warranty.

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