Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD review

After the Thailand catastrophe which tripled the prices of mechanical drives, solid state drives became a much more appealing option for many users; especially for performance-crazed enthusiasts. It also increased the sales of high performance and capacity drives, even though the bulk of the sales still rely on low capacity, cost effective products. Power users require not only a very fast device but sometimes also a device large enough to store their data and with proven reliability, with storage becoming a critical issue particularly when using notebook computers which are limited to a single internal 2.5” drive. This is where Corsair came in with the release of the Performance Pro series 256GB drive, a product designed to offer high performance, adequate capacity and maximum reliability to power and professional users.

After the Thailand catastrophe which tripled the prices of mechanical drives, solid state drives became a much more appealing option for many users; especially for performance-crazed enthusiasts. It also increased the sales of high performance and capacity drives, even though the bulk of the sales still rely on low capacity, cost effective products. Power users require not only a very fast device but sometimes also a device large enough to store their data and with proven reliability, with storage becoming a critical issue particularly when using notebook computers which are limited to a single internal 2.5” drive. This is where Corsair came in with the release of the Performance Pro series 256GB drive, a product designed to offer high performance, adequate capacity and maximum reliability to power and professional users.

Manufacturer features and specifications

·         Interface: SATA 3 6Gb/s

·         Storage technology: Asynchronous NAND

·         Operating temperature: 0° C to +70° C

·         Storage temperature: -20° C to +85° C

·         Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (0° to +40° C)

·         Maximum Operating Altitude: 3,048 m (up to 10,000 ft.)

·         Maximum Non-Operative Altitude: 12,192 m (up to 40,000 ft.)

 

Unformatted Capacity

256 GB

Read Performance (max sequential)

515 MB/s

Write Performance (max sequential)

440 MB/s

Random Write 4k (max)

65,000 IOPS (4k aligned)

Form Factor

2.5”

Interface Type

SATA 3 6Gb/s

Onboard cache

NA

Power Consumption (active)

1.4A

Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep)

0.2A

Voltage

5V ±5%

Weight

80G

Shock

1500G

S.M.A.R.T. Support

Yes

MTBF

1,500,000 hours