Corsair isn’t the newcomer that they once were when it comes to producing quality and fast SSDs for consumers. They’re able to leverage their existing relationships with NAND makers and combine that with a good controller to make for some very compelling SSDs for those looking to up their storage game. They’e just announced the availability of the Neutron XTi which replaces the previous Neutron XT series.
Corsair’s Neutron XTi will have 2TB flavors with plenty of speed
The new SSDs are a fair improvement over their predecessors, which themselves weren’t terribly exciting compared to their predecessors. These new drives are capable of sequential read speeds up to 560 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 540MB/s. These are SATA 3 interface drives that use a next-generation quad-core Phison S10 controller, which is nothing if not reliable even if it isn’t capable of completely saturating the SATA 3 interface. That controller is expected to top out at 100,000 IOPS of 4K random while reading and up to 90,000 IOPS of 4K random while writing. They’re also introducing a 2TB model that’ll have a massive 1920GB of total space available to store nearly anything on.
These new drives should be available very soon and their prices range from $90 for the 240GB model to $330 for the 960GB version. Every one of them will be covered by a 5-year warranty. The 2TB model is expected to be available sometime in the near future. There’s no word on price for that model, either though we suspect it’ll be competitive with Patriots new 2TB Ignite. We might even see it released at the same time, in Q4 of 2016.