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 buy if you have a Mac
28 November 2012
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. I read reviews, watch videos on YouTube. I thought this drive was going to work wonderfully. What I got was a pretty bad experience.
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. I have tried searching for firmware upgrades, but Corsair seems to fail at supporting any platform besides Windows. If you are a Mac user, stay far away from this SSD. It won't be very good for your Mac.
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. I am having the same problem - my laptop BSODs and reboots after wakeup. I am returning this drive for refund. Two stars not one because that would be a great product but major problems spoil it all.
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. There's a lot of talk of similar problems over at the Corsair forum, and the 120GB version is being recalled.
Summary: There are many online reports that the firmware on these drives is creating problems and blue screens for many people. Corsair acknowledges this in their forums and is working on a fix, so be wary.
Summary: purchased this drive and at first was lightning quick but soon started getting weekly fails on the drive and each time would have to remove cable and reattach drive to get it working again. have read that firmware updates are needed but these didn't seem to work so have asked for a replacement, let's hope the new one is better!!
Summary: Personal experience of this drive wasn't great. Artificial benchmarks were giving me a performance boost of more than double my previous SSD (Vertex 2), but real world performance increases were basically non-existent. Regardless, this would have been a five star drive *if* I hadn't had problems. Unfortunately it is only this specific drive that seems to have problems.
Summary: Le Disque fonctionne correctement mais les attentes de vitesse et de place laissent à désiré. Malgré une compatibilité SATA III la vitesse d'écriture sature a 100 Mo/s. Déconseillé pour les personnes en besoins de performance mais conseiller aux personnes qui veulent un disque qui consomme peut et petit.