Corsair Drive Cloning Kit and SSD Software Utility
Corsair announced two new solid-state drive (SSD) related products. The first, the SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit, enables users to easily duplicate and transfer data between drives. The kit, which includes a cable and software, is ideal for users upgrading from traditional hard disk drives (HDD) to faster, more rugged Corsair SSDs. In addition, the company announced the Corsair SSD Toolbox, a free software utility which enables users to configure, optimize and monitor their Corsair SSDs.
SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit
The SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit enables users to move data between a hard drive and SSD by simply selecting the source drive and destination drives and then clicking a button. Designed for users migrating their data to newly installed SSDs, the kit includes data migration software, a USB-to-SATA cable, and Quick Start Guide. The cable supports USB 3.0 and 2.0 delivering transfer rates up to 180MB/s with USB 3.0 ports, 4 times faster than USB 2.0.
The SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit features:
Support for Corsair SSDs and SATA notebook hard drives
Compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and OS X®
Includes data migration software, USB-to-SATA cable, and Quick Start Guide
3 year warranty
Corsair SSD Toolbox
The Corsair SSD Toolbox software helps Corsair SSD owners to install, configure, optimize, and monitor the health of their drives. The Windows compatible software is available as a free download from the Downloads tab of SSD product pages on www.corsair.com.
The Corsair SSD Toolbox features:
Drive Information – Displays model, size, firmware, serial number, other key data, and updates SSD firmware
Over-provisioning – Allows allocation of SSD space to enhance endurance and performance
SMART Status – Displays Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology status of drives
Secure Wipe – Securely erases data from drives
Optimize – Allows scheduling of TRIM command to optimize SSD performance
Clone – Copies entire contents of one drive to another (coming in a future update)