Cons: Ordered 2 - on DOA as far as I am concerned. Only one has worked reliably, the other never shows up on any bios I've attempted to connect it to. Hardly any use on the remaining drive and I see symptoms of failing. I really expected more from corsair but I'll be looking elsewhere for my next ssd.
Summary: I am confused as to the probability of 3 dead drives.
Pros: Nice light drives.
Cons: All 3 drives that I ordered are not recognized by the computers I am using here. I have tried in 2 different Dell laptops and a desktop HP. In all cases, the BIOS will not recognize the drives. Even using a USB to SATA cable shows nothing. BIOS set to ACHI, etc...
Corsair had recalled this item back in 2011, bewarned.
Colin B. Maharaj, Amazon
23 June 2014
Summary: Corsair had recalled this item back in 2011, bewarned. [...] In their words...... CORSAIR FORCE SERIES 3 UPDATE, JUNE 7, 2011 Over the past several days, we have analyzed issues associated with the stability of our recently released 120GB Force Series 3 SSD.
Summary: I wish it was reliable. I switched back to my old velociraptor...
Cons: I've had this drive over a year now and I have needed to RMA it 4 times. The drive works for a few months and then poof it is gone. You have to pay return shipping and wait a week or two for a replacement.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS SSD. I bought one Corsair Force Series 3 90GB for use in my Thinkpad T61. It had the latest firmware (5.05) out of the box. After installing a fresh copy of Windows 7, it runs ok for a few hours. Then I noticed that every 20 min or so, it froze the computer for 1-2 min.
Cons: Broke after a year. Computer no longer recognizes the drive on a consistent basis. My other SSD in same SATA port works with no issues. Have to restart several times before computer will recognize it. I may have gotten a dud, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
Cons: Since buying this SSD a little less than a year ago, I've had two drive die on me. One second everything is working fine, and the next windows locks up, and the SSD no longer appears in BIOS. First drive lasted around 5 months, and the second made it 6 months before dying. Unfortunately, there is...
Summary: If you own a MacBook Pro, just skip this drive. You cannot update the firmware without weird bootcamp tricks, which, if you have a drive this small, like I do, you probably don't have bootcamp.