While we wait for SSDs to completely take over as the standard storage solution, the current market is still trying to find a way to increase adoption. The latest trend are small SSDs built with the intent of being used as a cache for a mechanical HDD. Corsair’s joins this trend with the new Accelerator Series.

If you have Intel Smart Response, an ICY Dock SSD cache unit, or some other way to use an SSD as a drive cache then the Accelerator Series may be what you need. The Accelerator Series comes in 30 GB, 45 GB, and 60 GB sizes for $69, $84, and $99 USD respectively.

These drives are engineered with a cache system in mind and designed to stand up to particular type of use. These drives are expect to be available in February with 3 year warranties. If this is how you planned to use an SSD, then this may be the solution you need with up to 5 times the performance of an HDD alone.

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Corsair Announces New Line of Solid-State Cache Drives

– Accelerator Series is an easy and affordable way to boost system performance up to 5X –

Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Accelerator Series™ solid-state cache drives.

The Accelerator Series is designed for desktop PC users who want to give their Microsoft® Windows® based PC a dramatic performance boost with minimal cost and hassle. Corsair’s new line of SSD cache drives includes premium caching software from NVELO, for improved boot times and lightning-quick file access. After connecting an Accelerator Series SSD cache drive to their computer’s SATA port and installing the caching software provided with the drive, users will see an immediate speed boost. No drive mapping, no reinstallation of the operating system or applications, and no complex file management is needed — the Accelerator Series SSD cache drive works in tandem with the customer’s existing hard drive to provide optimized performance. Customers may see an improvement in file read/write speeds of up to 5x their current hard drive performance after installing a Corsair Accelerator Series SSD cache drive.

“Our new Accelerator Series SSD cache drives have compelling price points and provide one of the most economical solutions for a quick system performance boost that doesn’t require manual drive reconfiguration,” said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. “It’s ideal for consumers and enthusiasts who’d like to improve their PC’s speed without investing the time and cost into a complete PC upgrade. There’s no complex configuration involved, and their PC will work as it always has — just a lot quicker.”

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