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Right then, above packaging. Intel's latest and greatest comes in 180GB, 240GB, 360GB, and 480GB packages. Performance is listed at 555MB/s read and 525MB/s write with 90,000 IOPS at 4k random write aligned disk access with our tested 240GB model.
And there it is, this is the 2.5" SATA 3 (6 Gbps) SSD version all packaged up in the bundle. You should easily be able to place it somewhere in your chassis. Small and light-weight. The SSD supports TRIM making sure your SSD will regain it's speed once in idle.
Obviously you do need to connect it to a proper SATA 3 (6G) controller though, the best ones can be found on the Intel series 6/7 chipset based products (H67/P67/Z68/X79/H77/Z77). Included in the bundle is a 3.5" bracket, SATA cable some screws and once SSD.
Corsairs Force series always is red colored. When we look at the connectors, we spot the standard power and Serial ATA connectors. This drive is SATA3 (6G). Obviously the drivers are backwards compatible towards SATA2 as well, but the bandwidth limitation there would be capped to roughly 270 MB/sec (which still is silly fast compared to HDDs).
A proper SATA 6G cable is recommended and should be delivered with your motherboard. We however never ever had issues with a standard or any other SATA2 cable either. It seems that SATA3 cables are a little thicker, that's all.
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