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Originally Posted by AnandTech 
These are worrying times if you're a traditional PC component vendor. The desktop PC market has been outgrown by notebooks for the past several years, and we're on the cusp of seeing mainstream mobile PCs embrace proprietary component form factors and abandon end user upgradability altogether. I do have faith (or at least hope?) that we'll find some solution to the conflicting desires of upgradability and extreme portability without simply embracing disposable computing, but until then the world is going to keep getting more difficult for those who solely make components that go into a desktop case.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6058/corsair-neutron-gtx-ssd-256gb-review
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4897/corsair_neutron_series_solid_state_drives_review_lamd_or_wolf_in_a_7mm_package/index.html
http://www.storagereview.com/corsair_neutron_gtx_ssd_review


Would just like to post some conflicting info. TT says the drives have 2GB of cache and AT says they have 256MB.

Edit: AT is right. Here's a datasheet: http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/347910/SAMSUNG/K4T1G084QF.html

As it shows, the K4T1G084QF has 1 Gigabit of DDR2 per chip, so 128MB.
To be specific, it is Samsung DRAM (DDR2 SDRAM) 1Gb, 8K/64ms refresh, x8 organization (don't know what this means) 8 banks, SSTL_18 (1.8V, 1.8V) interface, and it's 7TH gen. There's meant to be 3 more numbers signifying the Package Type, the Temperature & Power and the Speed. I'll go hunting for those.

EDIT 2: Found them. They are also FBGA FLIP-CHIPs (Lead-free & Halogen-free), Commercial Temp. & Normal Power (THAT'S one of the reasons they used so much power. They should've use the LP or the ULP versions) and DDR2-800 (400MHz @ CL=6, tRCD=6, tRP=6) (Timings wheee.gif)


New source: StorageReviews! http://www.storagereview.com/corsair_neutron_gtx_ssd_review

EDIT: StorageReview and TT got the same ES Neutron GTX confused.gif

Mod edit: Merged triple post.
Edited by 3930K - 9/6/12 at 10:36am
post #2 of 32
Some nice stuff + new controllers in the market. That's good. thumb.gif
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Some nice stuff + new controllers in the market. That's good. thumb.gif

They perform VERY well in enterprise enviroments, too.
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Note that LAMD was recently aquired by Hynix so these controllers may become exclusive to them eventually.


Also, DRAM with no capaciators always worries me...
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just bought force gs ssd one week ago **** my life
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post #6 of 32
this is interesting

hopefully those benches are reliable lol

im at a point though where Not worried, not evne on SATA3 speeds and thi sthing is plenty fast
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why dotn they put last corsair generation in the review so we can see the bounce in performance...?
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I don't have the time to search the reviews, but is there any release date?
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why dotn they put last corsair generation in the review so we can see the bounce in performance...?

The review does include SandForce and Marvell SDDs.
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I don't have the time to search the reviews, but is there any release date?

not yet sorry
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