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Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB SSD Review
Author: Henry Butt
Type: Reviews Last Updated: April 19, 2012
Page: 2 of 7
A Closer Look
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Corsair has chosen to use a brushed aluminium enclosure for the Performance Pro, which is sure to give the internals a good level of protection from damage. It also gives the drive an attractive appearance that will fit in aesthetically with most other components. The drive is also much lighter than other metal drives we have tested, making it ideal for use in a notebook.

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 Figure 2: The Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB

To access the inside of the drive, we are required to remove two warranty void stickers before removing the screws that lay underneath. On the top of the PCB we find eight 16 GB Toshiba TH58TE07D2HBA4C memory chips and a single 512 MB NANYA NT5CB128M16BP buffer chip.

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 Figure 3: The Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB PCB (top)

The underside of the PCB only features the Marvell 88S-9174 BKK2 controller. None of the physical capacity is lost for over-provisioning, giving you slightly more storage space than an equivalent Sandforce SF-2281 drive. The drive has a capacity of 119.24 GB when formatted in Windows. Corsair claims that the drive is capable of achieving sequential read and write speeds of 515 MB/s and 440 MB/s, respectively.

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Figure 4: The Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB PCB (bottom)

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