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Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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Corsair Nova Series SSD drives provide the performance and benefits of a solid-state drive at an attractive price. Their lower capacities make them ideal for use as boot drives, working in tandem with a second hard drive for file storage.

  • newegg The price that's right With solid-state drive, your system boots faster and applications and large files load more quickly, so you can spend less time waiting and more time working... or playing. Nova Series 2 gives you more SSD boot drive capacity for your money. SSD upgrades shouldn't be reserved just for high-end systems. Virtually any PC's performance can be dramatically improved with an SSD boot drive, and the economical Nova Series 2 helps make that possible.
  • newegg TRIM Support Nova Series 2 SSDs feature support for the Windows 7 TRIM command. This allows for efficient drive optimization to ensure the fastest possible read and write speeds.
  • newegg SSD Benefits – Reliability, Cool and Quiet, with Low Power Consumption Because SSDs have no moving parts, they can handle shock, vibration and temperature changes far in excess of traditional hard drives. That's important for desktop PCs, and essential for notebooks. Traditional mechanical hard drives spin at thousands of revolutions per minute. This takes power, and generates noise and heat. Since SSDs have no moving parts, there's no noise or vibration, and the lower power consumption helps keep things cool inside your PC.

Corsair Nova Series SSD drives provide the performance and benefits of a solid-state drive at an attractive price. Their lower capacities make them ideal for use as boot drives, working in tandem with a second hard drive for file storage.

  • newegg The price that's right With solid-state drive, your system boots faster and applications and large files load more quickly, so you can spend less time waiting and more time working... or playing. Nova Series 2 gives you more SSD boot drive capacity for your money. SSD upgrades shouldn't be reserved just for high-end systems. Virtually any PC's performance can be dramatically improved with an SSD boot drive, and the economical Nova Series 2 helps make that possible.
  • newegg TRIM Support Nova Series 2 SSDs feature support for the Windows 7 TRIM command. This allows for efficient drive optimization to ensure the fastest possible read and write speeds.
  • newegg SSD Benefits – Reliability, Cool and Quiet, with Low Power Consumption Because SSDs have no moving parts, they can handle shock, vibration and temperature changes far in excess of traditional hard drives. That's important for desktop PCs, and essential for notebooks. Traditional mechanical hard drives spin at thousands of revolutions per minute. This takes power, and generates noise and heat. Since SSDs have no moving parts, there's no noise or vibration, and the lower power consumption helps keep things cool inside your PC.


Learn more about the Corsair CSSD-V30GB2A

General

Brand
Corsair
Series
Nova Series 2
Model
CSSD-V30GB2A
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
30GB
Interface
SATA II
Controller
SandForce

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 280 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 250 MB/s
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Native TRIM support (O/S support required)

RAID Support

BGC (Background Garbage Collection)

Increased reliability and quieter operation over standard hard disk drives

Significantly lower power usage than traditional hard drives for increased notebook battery life

2.5" form factor for your portable computer needs

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-20°C ~ +85°C
Operating Humidity
10% to 90% RH

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 6/24/2014 12:22:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood quality.

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: extremely fast. great quality.

Cons: I ordered a to small of an ssd

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  • Steven W.
  • 6/28/2013 7:55:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast

Cons: My brand new drive failed after one week. Did get a RMA from Corsair and just received my replacement drive. They sent a refurbished drive. I think this takes a lot of nerve. I am an IT professional- will never buy or recommend Corsair products going forward.

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 2/8/2013 10:55:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSlow RMA process

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Worked great while it worked

Cons: SSD suffered total failure, as if it was getting no power after about 6 months. RMA's are handled through a 3rd party that took a week from the time they received the faulty SSD until they shipped the replacement. This is not acceptable. Receive it, test it, ship out the replacement. I expect that to take no more than a day or two max.

Other Thoughts: After this experience, I think I will stick with the other top brand of SSD's from now on.

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  • Ben G.
  • 1/24/2013 5:58:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for an OS Only drive

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very noticeable and high performance versus SATA2 traditional drives. 30 GB is just enough for Windows 7 Ultimate. Extremely light and low power.

Cons: No cons considering my application

Other Thoughts: If you plan to have this as the OS drive make sure you have a secondary drive as storage. Depending on updates you will have about 3 to 7 GB left for programs.

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  • Julie W.
  • 1/8/2013 9:29:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Cheap!

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This is one of the cheapest hard drives on Newegg, and is also extremely fast. Windows 8 boots on my extremely low-end HTPC in 13 seconds. Plus I haven't had a single problem with it.

Cons: A lot of reviewers are complaining about the plastic case, and while it does leave a little to be desired, at this price point I really don't care too much.

Other Thoughts: All in all, great choice if you're building a HTPC on the cheap like I am and rely on streaming for all your entertainment needs - who needs 1TB of storage when all you do is watch Netflix and listen to Spotify!? Not me.

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  • Daniel N.
  • 12/18/2012 9:03:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: the drive works as advertised.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Here are some general performance measurements:
Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Seeker
Results: 4279 seeks/second, 0.234 ms random access time

Hdparm
Timing cached reads: 9804 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4905.76 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 416 MB in 3.00 seconds = 138.54 MB/sec

2GB dd write
2097152000 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 9.53021 s, 220 MB/s

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  • William K.
  • 11/20/2012 10:53:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's OK

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Works.

Cons: Not as fast as you would think. Plastic case.

Other Thoughts: I'm using this as a boot drive for a home NAS machine running CentOS, and it works just fine for that. I wouldn't use it as a primary drive in a Windows laptop, for instance, but it's OK for what I'm using i for.

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  • Daniel K.
  • 11/8/2012 12:01:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSpeedy Nova

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: -installed windows pretty fast

Cons: -couldn't use it (read other thoughts)

Other Thoughts: couldn't have used it because I couldn't find out to make my other drive into my main drive (my bad should've have researched it)

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  • Steven P.
  • 9/19/2012 8:43:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAST

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: running Win7 64
on EVGA Z68 no drops hesitation or lag at all. boots in roughly 7-8 secs, reboots in literally 1 second. shockingly fast.

Cons: all plastic.
i mean the whole shell is lightweight plastic. its not a big deal, i take good care of my hdd's, but i was shocked to see a plastic shell.

Other Thoughts: will purchase another for raid, past that will likely be researching a more solid build ssd. not straying from corsair, they've earned a lifetime of love.

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  • Clement P.
  • 8/31/2012 7:34:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUPDATE: MINCADING'S REVIEW - AUGUST 31

This review is from: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Its holding windows 7, with 15 GB to spare.

Cons: its been within 2 months i believe, it has slowed down to the point where it boots just as fast as a normal harddrive; the responsiveness is now choppy where as when purchased, was great.

it now locks up windows seven when it boots, i get the black screen with mouse cursor but now "Welcome" blue screen.

Other Thoughts: i told myself to make another review after a couple months of usage, so here it is.


this product is outdated. so for future purchasers, FIND SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE THAT WILL LAST. dont waste money on old stuff...

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