Corsair Nova V64 

Released February, 2010
  • 64 GB
  • 2.5" SATA II
  • 64 MB
5.8 Out of 10

Next, we want enough space for our operating system of choice and our favourite apps.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
First, we'd like a controller chipset that not only delivers good performance but keeps doing so for longer than a few weeks.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Corsair Nova V64

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Nova V64
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Nova V64
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Nova V64
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Nova V64
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score


SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Nova V64

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Corsair Nova V64

4K Random Read

Nova V64
68.01 MB/s
Samsung 840
303.68 MB/s
Neutron GTX
226.98 MB/s

4K Random Write

Nova V64
5.51 MB/s
Samsung 840
76.07 MB/s
Neutron GTX
57.78 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Nova V64
17 s
Plextor M5M
7.6 s
Force LS
8.1 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Nova V64
0.81 Watts
Plextor M5M
3.24 Watts
Neutron GTX
2.55 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Nova V64
45.38 ms
Plextor M5M
3.06 ms
Samsung 840
3.29 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Nova V64
3.68 ms
Samsung 840
0.82 ms
Neutron GTX
1.1 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Corsair Nova V64

Indeed, it's well behind on both sequential reads and 4k random performance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


We don't think the V64 is actually the fastest drive here in any objective sense.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
Not the fastest SSD chip in town, perhaps; but thanks to frequent firmware polishing, it's now a very consistent performer.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
However, when it comes to real-world performance, it's clearly no slouch.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)


All of which means our only major concern is the drive's capacity.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 64 GB
Cache 64 MB
Interface SATA II
Interface speed 3 Gbit/s
Controller Indilinx-Barefoot
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 80 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,000,000 hours
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