Corsair Accelerator 60GB Caching SSD Review

SSD caching is becoming more and more popular and rightfully so; as things stand today, it is about the only efficient way to combine large storage space with enhanced everyday performance. SSD caching was initially meant for users using an Intel Z68 based motherboard, until the few major SSD manufacturers released caching solutions which could work with any configuration. One of these manufacturers is Corsair, which recently joined the caching SSD bandwagon with the release of the Accelerator Series SSD drives. In this review we will examine the performance of the Accelerator 60GB caching SSD and see how it differentiates from competition.

SSD caching is becoming more and more popular and rightfully so; as things stand today, it is about the only efficient way to combine large storage space with enhanced everyday performance. SSD caching was initially meant for users using an Intel Z68 based motherboard, until the few major SSD manufacturers released caching solutions which could work with any configuration. One of these manufacturers is Corsair, which recently joined the caching SSD bandwagon with the release of the Accelerator Series SSD drives. In this review we will examine the performance of the Accelerator 60GB caching SSD and see how it differentiates from competition.

Manufacturer features and specifications

Warranty

Three years

SSD Unformatted Capacity

60 GB

Max Sequential Read/Write

(using ATTO Disk Benchmark)

280 MB/s sequential read

260 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