Corsair Accelerator 30GB Caching SSD Review

 Corsair Accelerator 30GB Caching SSD Review

 

One of this year’s most popular system upgrades is the installation of a caching SSD, mainly due to their low cost and trouble-free installation. There are many approaches which manufacturers take when designing a caching SSD; others opt for maximum performance, others strive for balance and others aim for the best possible value. Today we will have a look at a device which falls into the last of the three design categories, the Corsair Accelerator 30GB Caching SSD. The 30GB version of the Accelerator drive can be found selling for as low as 60 USD but can the small drive really provide a noteworthy performance boost? We will find out in this review.

One of this year’s most popular system upgrades is the installation of a caching SSD, mainly due to their low cost and trouble-free installation. There are many approaches which manufacturers take when designing a caching SSD; others opt for maximum performance, others strive for balance and others aim for the best possible value. Today we will have a look at a device which falls into the last of the three design categories, the Corsair Accelerator 30GB Caching SSD. The 30GB version of the Accelerator drive can be found selling for as low as 60 USD but can the small drive really provide a noteworthy performance boost? We will find out in this review.

Manufacturer features and specifications

Warranty

Three years

SSD Unformatted Capacity

30 GB

Max Sequential Read/Write

(using ATTO Disk Benchmark)

270 MB/s sequential read

240 MB/s sequential write

Max Random 4k Write (using IOMeter 08)

No

Interface

SATA 3Gb/s

Technology

No

Form Factor

2.5 inch

DRAM Cache Memory

No

Weight

80G

Voltage

5V ±5%

Power Consumption (active)

1.4A

Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep)

0.2A

S.M.A.R.T. Support

Yes

Shock

1500 G

MTBF

2,000,000 hours

 

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