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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Great Drive Until It Dies.
Joel N., Newegg
17 December 2013
Summary: It appears as though this drive is susceptible to a higher rate of failure. Just read through the reviews. One moment it is working fine and then, poof, it's gone. This is the first hard drive (mechanical or SSD) that has ever failed on one of my personal computers.
Pros: Had this in my laptop as the boot drive. Boots Win7 very fast. Drive overall is very fast for anything you'd throw at it.
Cons: Died without warning. Had the drive for about 10 months, worked great. Turned on the computer in the morning worked fine. Shut down, to eat breakfast. Came back and it was dead. Wouldn't show up in BIOS and when plugged into my laptop, would interfere with the DVD drive as well as my secondary 50...
Summary: Lots of problems with my macbook. Won't wake from sleep, frequent kernel panics. Cannot update the firmware from a mac, only PC. I ended up purchasing a Samsung 830 and will try the Corsair out in my PC. Haven't had problems with Crucial or Samsung. In the future, I will stick with them.
Summary: I have always been against a spinning drive in a laptop, when I went out to purchase a new drive for my MacBook Pro, I needed a solid state drive and I needed at lease 120gb of storage. The 6gb/s was a big bonus but not one that I needed. Everything seemed great.
Summary: I booted windows on a local HDD and the computer works fine, so that rules out the idea that other parts are going bad on the computer.
Pros: It was affordable with a rebate and worked well until it started dying.
Cons: I was apprehensive after seeing a bunch of reviews saying that the drive starts to give problems after 3 months. I saw that many more reviews said the drive was good. Those reviews must be people who write a review right after they get the item. The SSD worked amazingly well for 3 months and then...
Summary: I am sure that this SSD is really fast when it works; however, I have wasted an entire day trying to get my Early 2011 13" Macbook Pro (running Lion 10.7.3) to recognize this hard drive -- it only recognizes it as an external drive but cannot work as an internal drive.
Summary: disapointed because my crucial Sata III -M4 64gig for my OS is benchmarking at 525 read
Pros: the price compare to the other 180gig
Cons: Don't come anywhere close to advertised speeds. On CrystalDisk Speed Test, I'm getting 197MB/s read, 185MB/s write on a SATA 3 (6Gb/s) .. i have RMA mine because im not satisfied with the benchmark, it might be a drive probleme, hope to get new one soon
Summary: This drive has the major issues. This is reported by many people around the net and on Corsair forums. Most have problems with getting BSOD after sleep. And there is no workaround. 120 Gb model based on same chipset was recalled.
Summary: Long story short, major problems: the drive crashes (causing blue screen of death in Windows) and then the only way to recover is top fully power down your PC (until you fully power it down, every reboot just results in "Insert System Disk" at the BIOS). It happens to me at least once a day.