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Old 02-16-2009, 02:31 AM
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Default Corsair S128 Solid State Disk

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I bought this SSD on newegg and I'm impressed with the drive. I do have one question. Does this drive have onboard cache?
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The data Sheet does not specify Cache on the drive and I have not played with it enough yet to answer that with 100% confidence so I will have to check in to it and get back with later in the week when the Flash Team is in the office.
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Thanks, I'll check back later in the week than.
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I also have a few question related to S128 but I don't want to start a new topic.

Questions

1.) For best performance in XP, its best if we do partition alignment?
2.) Tweaking the registry in XP like disabling Prefetch, Page Files and other registry tweaks require for maximum performance?

I know other competitor SSD drive require lots of tweaking, I was wondering if its the same for Corsair S128.

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Old 02-16-2009, 01:20 PM
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Since this drive uses the Samsung controller and not the crappy Jmicron controller you shouldn't have to to do any tweaking to get the drive to work. When I had the SLC version of the 64 GB drive I didn't have to do any tweaking because it uses the same controller.
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There should not be any tweaking that you have to do, but I do think there are some things that you can set or Play with to optimize performance and again I am sorry we are not open today because of the holiday but I will have the SSD Flash team look at your questions when we are back in the office.
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Hi,
I bought this SSD on newegg and I'm impressed with the drive. I do have one question. Does this drive have onboard cache?
32MB of onboard Cache on the 128GB Corsair SSD.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:34 PM
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i just picked up on of these as well looking forward to it as corsair makes good products..one question do i need to format this unit first?i have a 150gb raptor that i am going to clone over to this ssd using acronis software is that ok
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Thanks for answering the onboard cache question. The drive comes formatted as NTFS.
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sweet thanks
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RAM Guy or Jack Flash, is it possible to split the forum into SSD products and Flash products since they are not the same. I been trying to look for all topics related to the SSD but it's all mixed in here and it look like this is the only topic so far.

I got a list of questions that you may not be able to answer:

1) What is the warranty for the Corsair S128GB?
2) Is there any new products in the line? I would like to know specifically if there are any plans to support the new Samsung controller that has the 240/220MBps read/write speed since you guys are currently using the last generation Samsung controller.
3) Why the lack of marketing on S128GB? It is slowly becoming one of the top SSD drive next to Intel for people with SATA I laptops and anybody who wants super stable with no stuttering SSD.
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Correct, this is the only thread so far :)

I think it JUST came out, so that's why the lack of marketing.

If / when enough threads start I'll start an SSD forum once it's determined the best placement for it. /slap RG with a trout if he touches the button lol!
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1. Warranty is 2 years
2. We cannot at this time comment on any unreleased products but, we are always striving to bring the very best for our customers.
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It will be awesome when Corsair release 256GB SSD.
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I'll test them out :)
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