Reviews and Problems with Corsair Performance Series P64 (CMFSSD-64GBG2D)
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Corsair P64 64GB SSD Video Review
8 December 2009
Summary: The Corsair performance line of SATAII Solid State Drives are currently available in three capacities; 64GB, 128GB & 256GB. Solid State Drives have been around since 1978, developed by a company called StorageTek. Solid State Drives are very similar to USB drives or any type of flash or compact memory like for example the memory that goes into your camera. Watch the video to find out more...
Conclusion: Manufacturers have been forced to use some creative ideas to help lure consumers to their product. SSD technology already carries a premium price tag over the alternative, which is why product presentation becomes so important. The Corsair P64 SSD packaged into the P64-RAID-PK1 kit we received for testing came in a small plain white box with little more than the part number sticker and bar code on top; not exactly the kind of presentation that coerces you to reach for...
Pros: Impressive RAID-0 badnwidth: 483 MBps read and 290 write bandwidth in EVEREST, 128MB Cache buffer (each) overcomes 'stuttering' data problem, Extremely low 0.09 ms random access time, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Up to 128 GB of RAID-0 SSD capacity, 2-Year Corsair product warranty and free support forum
Cons: Unimpressive RAID-0 write performance, Metal case is heavier and less durable than plastic, Lacks integrated USB 2.0 Mini-B data connection, Expensive enthusiast-level product
Conclusion: If anything, this review of the Corsair P64 SSD is easily the best example of why we do both synthetic and real world testing on drives. If you skipped the rest of the review in order to read the conclusion, this is one review where you will want to go back and really take a close look at the differences between synthetic and actual usage testing.