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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Don't waste your time or money
Mark Scott, Amazon
15 November 2012
Summary: I purchased this drive for my laptop. Four attempts later I still cannot get it to boot after installing an OS. The installation goes smoothly and it works as long as I don't power down my laptop. After that the drive is not even detected in the machine. Multiple attempts to use Corsair's Support website have proven useless. I have even submitted three requests for RMA numbers to return the drive, which have been ignored.
Junk!!! Wasted 3 days trying to get it to work properly...
9 September 2012
Summary: I don't know if the tech is still to new or if its just this product but this thing gave me nothing but problems. It was the only component out of a whole new computer build that had any issues. With a fresh install of windows 7 with full updates and all of the newest hardware I was getting all kinds of freezing, random lock ups, stuttering etc etc.
Summary: Normally I am not one to give something a low mark, especially from a brand I know and love. This product totally feels like it was released as a beta and tested on the user. It needed to be wiped and firmware upgraded twice now before it finally settled down and benched as fast as my 60GB Force 3, so hopefully it stops the blue screen of death or the other pathetic speeds I keep getting with it. Would not buy again, for a while.
I didnt read the reviews and now I am paying the price.
Deric Northrup "RPG KING/ZOMBIE FANATIC", Amazon
17 July 2012
Summary: This was such a great drive when I first got it then I acquired a bug like one user was saying and my ssd started to sputter and the performance is going down. Tried to contact their "technical help"-- worst customer service experience. Technician had me go to partedmagic.com.....worst website in the world. Partedmagic.com is the most unprofessional, non-user friendly and is not the kind of site a company like corsair should be sending its customer's to.
Summary: Bought this as an upgrade to my Corsair 120 gb SSD drive. Installed Win 7 from scratch and the install froze several times, would not reboot during the install without manual intervention. Saw online there was a sw/firmware upgrade but I figured it was not worth the hassle and returned it to Amazon. BTW...my two other systems run the 120 GB Sata II drives with outstanding performance and reliability.
Summary: Worked fine for a few months but then the speed slowed to less than 1 MB/s. After that it became completely unreadable in any computer. Don't try to save 20 bucks by getting this garbage. It's not worth losing your data.
Summary: I will go with Crucial next time. Performance degrades over time, a few months, even after trying a few reformats as well as going back and forth between the last two firmware versions. Other SSD brands end up being the same price anyway, considering Corsair rebates never come through for me, while all others do. What a joke. Corsair rebate process is a mess. Make double copes of everything; you will probably them all if you ever think you are getting a rebate.
Summary: Bought this drive new and installed Windows 7 Home Premium for my HTPC. This drive was quiet and worked great for 5 days then went dead during a program installation. Tried rebooting several times with 'no hard drive found' error message. Took it out and tried booting on a usb/SATA adapter, but same result. Bummer is that I've now tried for one month to get Corsair on the line for an RMA, but no luck. Should have bought this at Amazon, but bought it at Fry's.
Summary: I brough a duo to see how it turn out, i just use them as external drive first. the performance is a let down and mislead, while it does get the advertised speed in ATTO benchmark, but is not realistic result, Crystal Benchmark and AS SSD becnharm is more accurate, both drive show slow speed in those 2 benchmark, i only getting slight above 200 read and mid 100 write speed that is sata ii drive speed.