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
5.4
840 Pro
6.6
Vertex 3
5.8
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Nova V64
5.3
840 Pro
7.0
Vertex 3
6.8
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Nova V64
6.8
840 Pro
8.1
Vertex 3
7.7
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Nova V64
5.8
840 Pro
6.7
Vertex 3
6.3
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

5.8

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Nova V64
5.8
840 Pro
6.9
Vertex 3
6.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Corsair Nova V64

4K Random Read

Nova V64
68.01 MB/s
840 Pro
311.34 MB/s
Vertex 3
111.44 MB/s

4K Random Write

Nova V64
5.51 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
Vertex 3
102.22 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Nova V64
17 s
840 Pro
7.8 s
Vertex 3
11.1 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Nova V64
0.81 Watts
Vertex 3
2.98 Watts
840 Pro
2 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Nova V64
45.38 ms
Crucial V4
304.92 ms
840 Pro
1.91 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Nova V64
3.68 ms
Crucial V4
8.39 ms
840 Pro
0.8 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Corsair Nova V64


9.0
Indeed, it's well behind on both sequential reads and 4k random performance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

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)

Capacity

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

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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