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The latest offering from Corsair is its Extreme Series X32, X64 and X128 high-performance solid-state drives in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB densities, respectively. The firm says that the drives offer the highest performance currently available on the market, with read speeds of up to 240MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s. Each drive in the Extreme Series utilizes the Indilinx Barefoot controller, Samsung MLC NAND Flash memory and 64MB of onboard cache. Intended uses are as primary drives in desktop and notebooks systems, as well as RAID 0 configurations in high-performance desktops for enthusiasts who want extreme performance.
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