Corsair has added another "s" to solid state storage with its latest offering – Speed.

The Extreme Series X32, X64 and X128 high-performance SSDs, in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB densities respectively, offer read speeds of up to 240MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s.

Built using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory, the Extreme Series can justifiably claim to have the highest performance currently available on the market.

Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair, said the combination of the Indilinx Barefoot controller, Samsung flash memory, and 64MB of on-board cache delivers "blistering, stutter-free performance".

He said the SSDs eliminateg the bottleneck imposed by traditional mechanical hard disks.

"The new Extreme Series SSDs are ideal for use as primary drives in desktop and notebooks systems, and also for RAID 0 configurations in high-performance desktops for enthusiasts who want extreme performance," he said.

All Extreme Series SSDs feature end-user upgradable firmware to allow for new features to be added, such as the upcoming TRIM command for Windows 7 and other operating systems, which maintains optimal performance over time.

Firmware upgrades and support for the Extreme Series SSDs will be available via Corsair’s website, and drives can be updated without the need to wipe data from the SSD, ensuring seamless upgrades.

The Corsair Extreme Series X32, X64 and X128 solid-state drives are available immediately.

No information is available yet on pricing.

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