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Corsair 128GB Nova Series SSD Review

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Model Number:
Fast performance MLC NAND flash
Fast performance MLC NAND flash
Form Factor:
2.5 inch
2.5 inch
Unformatted Capacity:
128GB 64GB
SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Backward compatible with SATA I
SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Backward compatible with SATA I
270 MB/s sequential read
195 MB/s sequential write
270 MB/s sequential read
130 MB/s sequential write
DRAM Cache Memory:
64MB 64MB
5V ±5% 5V ±5%
Power Consumption (active):
2.0W Max 2.0W Max
Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep):
0.5W Max 0.5W Max
S.M.A.R.T. Support:
Yes Yes
1,000,000 hours 1,000,000 hours
40G 40G
Two Years Two Years



  • Maximum sequential read speed 270MB/second
  • Maximum sequential write speed 195 MB/second
  • Indilinx Barefoot controller and MLC NAND flash for fast performance.
  • 64MB cache for stutter-free performance
  • Internal SATA II connectivity
  • TRIM support (O/S support required)
  • No moving parts for increased durability and reliability and quieter operations over standard hard disk drives
  • Decreased power usage for increased notebook or netbook battery life
  • 2.5" form factor for your portable computer needs
  • Included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for installation on your desktop computer
  • Two year warranty


All information courtesy of Corsair @  http://www.corsair.com/products/ssd_nova/default.aspx

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Continued
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup
  5. Testing: HD Tune 3.50
  6. Testing: HD Tach, SiSoft Sandra
  7. Testing: Crystal Disk Mark
  8. Testing: ATTO
  9. Testing: AS SSD
  10. Testing: PCMark Vantage
  11. Conclusion
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