Corsair Force 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD (CSSD-F120GB3-BK) Review
20 September 2011
Conclusion: Let’s talk about how much it costs now: The U.S. pricing of F120GB3-BK is from Newegg, which lists this product as out of stock whereas this is available in Amazon UK. However, there is one more version of Corsair Force 3 120GB, model version F120GB3A-BK that costs $179.99 at the time of writing this article in newegg. I’ll reconfirm which model is going to be available in the local market.
Excerpt: Corsair’s latest solid state drive, called Force Series 3 (or Force 3), is based on a new SandForce controller connected and connected through the speedy SATA III port. This controller is used in many other solid state drives but Corsair is also banking on consumers buying their offering based on their reputation for top quality and superior performance products. That quality and superior performance is offered in sizes of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB for the Force 3.
Excerpt: There are so many places where I can start this introduction, I'm not even sure where to start. I am feeling a bit chatty today, so we'll cover it all. You wouldn't accept anything less, I'm sure!
Conclusion: Corsair's 120GB Force Series 3 is one of the quickest SSDs available for under £170. Armed with a cutting-edge SandForce SF-2281 processor, it delivers excellent real-world performance when hooked up to a SATA 6Gbps interface, while keeping pricing in line with its previous-generation predecessor, the Force F120.
Summary: Whatever SATA 3 based product is being thrown at us, we seem to be impressed with. And you know, it's just that we are not used to seeing such incredible speeds as we've been in that SATA 2 HDD domain for way too long.
The Force 3 series SSD is again a product that will offer tremendous performance for hopefully an acceptable amount of money. Comparing apples to apples, the Agility 3 and Force 3 are neck on neck with each other.
Conclusion: On paper, the Force Series 3 120GB looks to be fighting an uphill battle in against some competing drives. It uses NAND built to an older ONFi standard populating its channels which leads to synthetic and real world numbers that will likely fail to impress anyone who wants cutting edge performance. However, the SF2281 controller is so powerful that it makes up for the NAND’s shortcomings in most real world scenarios and allows Corsair’s mid-tier drive to really shine.
Cons: :, - ONFi 1.0 NAND does limit the performance, - “Maximum” specifications for this drive paint an incorrect picture of its real world performance, - Lowered performance compared to most other SF2281 based drives, - Large performance variance from test to test
Excerpt: 5 Flares 5 Flares × This month Kitguru has been at the forefront of many Solid State Drive reviews including the new models from ADATA and OCZ. Today we are looking at the new model from Corsair, the Force 3 120GB which is set to target a wide audience, offering high levels of SATA III performance for under £200.
Summary: Med Force 3 240 GB vil Corsair appellere til hvermannsen, noe dem til dels klarer veldig godt. SSD-en leverer høy ytelse under de fleste oppgaver, og den rager høyt når det kommer til en rekke praktiske oppgaver. Force 3-serien er en rekke SSD-er av den mest moderne generasjonen, der ytelsen generelt sett er meget høy. I denne serien får du modeller på henholdsvis 60 GB, 90 GB, 120 GB og modellen vi i dag har testet, 240 GB. Ytelsen vi måler er temmelig god.