Corsair Unveils Drive Cloning Kit and SSD ToolboxCategory: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 4, 2013 01:04PM
Corsair, one of the leading manufacturers of all things computer-related, has recently announced two new products for those looking for solid-state drives. The first is an HDD and SSD Cloning Kit, which allows for quick and easy transfers for anyone upgrading from a traditional hard drive to an SSD. The new SSD is connected via a USB cable, then the user selects the source and destination drives, and presses a button. All the data is transfered over with no fuss. The cable supports USB 3.0 and 2.0, with transfers speeds up to 180MB/s on the former. The Cloning Kit also supports 2.5" hard drives, and works with Windows XP on up or OS X 9.2/10.2 and above. It's available now for $24.99 and includes a three-year warranty.
The other new product is a piece of software called the SSD Toolbox. This is designed for users to install, configure, and optimize their new Corsair SSDs, as well as monitor the drive's health. It allows for the firmware to be updated, allocate space to prolong life and improve performance, display SMART status, securely wipe the drive, and more, plus a future update will enable cloning of the SSD. The software only works on Windows computers and is available as a free download from the Downloads tab of any Corsair SSD product page.