Corsair’s new ML fan family boasts Magnetic Levitation Bearings (MLB) have improved longevity and reduced noise levels.
Corsair unveiled the new family of fans, the Corsair ML Series, featuring what the company’s describes as a ‘revolutionary’ new bearing type: Magnetic Levitation Bearings.
Split across three sub-families – the ML, ML Pro, and ML Pro LED ranges – Corsair’s latest fans come in ten different variants overall. Each has one thing in common, though: the Magnetic Levitation Bearing which the company claims offers lower noise, higher performance, and a longer lifespan compared to traditional ball, fluid, sleeve, or rifle bearings.
In addition to the magnetic bearings, which have also appeared in fans from rival manufacturers including Enermax and Lepa, Corsair’s new ML fan range includes a new rotor design built to balance static pressure and airflow and a 2,000rpm speed control range. At the slowest 400rpm speed, the 120mm variants are said to offer 12CFM airflow and 16dBA noise levels with the 140mm hitting 17CFM at the same 16dBA; at the top 2,400rpm speed the 120mm variants hit 75CFM at 37dBA with the 140mm versions reaching 97CFM at, again, the same 37dBA.
The standard ML120 and ML140 fans are to launch in twin packs at a US recommended retail price of $34.99 and $39.99 respectively; the ML120 Pro and ML140 Pro are packed singly but with the addition of black rubber corner bumpers for $24.99 and $28.99 respectively; the ML120 Pro LED and ML140 Pro LED finish the range with a choice of white, red, or blue LED lighting and matched corner bumpers for $27.99 and $30.99 respectively.