Reviews and Problems with Corsair Force Series 3 (CSSD-F60GB3-BK/CSSD-F90GB3-BK/CSSD-F120GB3-BK/CSSD-F180GB3-BK/CSSD-F240GB3-BK/CSSD-F480GB3-BK)
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Michael R., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Summary: Beware of refurbished drives from Corsair. I am not saying Corsair is a bad company but the Quality Control has some major issues.
Cons: The first 3 I got were all dead. Each one was tested with 3 different motherboards and 1 laptop. The first 3 were all completely dead. Since I could not get a refund because it was refurbished I had to keep sending them back in hopes I would finally get one that worked. After almost 2 months of returns and test the last one finally worked. I sold the last one I got and will never buy again.
Summary: Probably had the same problem it got returned for the first time.
Pros: Great price
Cons: Had intermittent boot failures for a few months. Completely failed in less than four months. This SSD had problems soon after installation. The laptop occasionally wouldn't recognize the drive, and wouldn't boot. I re-formatted the drive and did a fresh install with this SSD in a desktop PC. Then the boot failures would be more frequent, until finally the drive wouldn't ever boot. It no longer could be discovered in BIOS. It's too late for an RMA, thus the one star ra...
Cons: I bought 10 of these for a order of 10 system builds needless to say 4 out of the 10 worked the rest were DOA I will be pulling the remaing 4 shortlly and tossing them in the trash plus it's been pass 30 days can't return them
Summary: I would of still purchased this ssd regardless at the price I paid for $42.99. If I had to pay a cent more knowing the hassle I went through to finally get it to properly function. (No thanks to Corsairs faulty tool kit program). I would not of gotten this. Still overall great buy. Just note if you purchase this make sure you know more about reformatting and BIOS then I do. Im just an average Joe in this field.
Pros: For the price being on sale, this was a decent bargain. It came well packaged and now I have my Windows 7 machine boot off this ssd. After the hassle it works wonders now. Boy is it fast!
Cons: When first installed my comp would not properly start up. After booting from old previous settings and searching through my computer I would not find this storage device. After downloading the Corsair Tool program it would not update the drivers needed. Forums on this issue are a hassle to go through. Had to have a techie friend with more knowledge then me reformat this ssd to properly run. This ssd IS NOT PLUG AND PLAY for windows 7 in my case at least.
Summary: Comes with no extras like mounting screws or adapter, just the SSD itself.
Pros: Nice SSD for cheap. Good when it works.
Cons: These ssds are notorious for failing or arriving DOA. KNOW WHAT YOUR GETTING INTO. My first one arrived doa. Newegg happily replaced it and sent me a new one. Do not buy refurbished items if you do not want to go through this process as it does happen and it happens often.
Summary: I have a hard time believing that I just got lucky with 2 drives and so many people ended up with bad ones. I just have to assume that the majority of people don't know what they're doing. You should do research to determine whether an SSD will work with your computer and update your motherboard BIOS. I'm planning on buying 2 more to expand my RAID even further. Fortunately they're still selling them.
Pros: I bought two of these 5 months ago and they're both still working. I just figured I'd update my review since so many people have posted bad reviews. I set up my 2 drives in RAID 0. They usually maintain 400 MB/sec read and write speeds but I've seen up to 1 GB/sec burst speeds. Windows 7 is ultra fast with two of these in RAID. Anything I want happens almost instantaneously. When I have to work on computers with standard hard drives now, it gets really irritating havi...
Cons: I can't think of any. At this point you can get newer, faster hardware for the same price. But 5 months ago, the price was really good.