Reviews and Problems with Corsair Force Series (CSSD-FxxxGBP2-BRKT/CSSD-FxxxGB2-BRKT)
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8 October 2013
Summary: I really like the Phison S8 controller and have one in a notebook I use a few times a week. Somewhere along the line, I had to see for myself if the low queue depth IOPS performance was as impressive in real life, as it is on benchmark charts. For everyday use, the drive works really well and the performance is smooth. The only issues I ran into was installing a lot of software and writing to the drive hard.
Summary: Corsair's Neutron Series has already demonstrated that not every decently performing SSD must use a SandForce controller. Their new Force LS is based on a Phison PS3108 controller performing decently enough to compete with all but the latest high-end drives. Compared to a typical high-end SandForce drive, we see the Force LS about 5% behind, and older drives, like the Intel 510, OCZ Agility 3, and Crucial M4, are up to 6% slower than the Force LS.
Pros: Solid performance, Good MySQL enterprise 48 threads results, 7.5 mm thin—Ultrabook compatible, Supports TRIM, 3-year warranty
Cons: Not available in the US, More expensive than comparable drives, Not as fast as other high-end drives (which are more expensive, though)
Excerpt: Corsair’s Force GT comes in a bright red chassis, which by Ork logic (in the Warhammer 40K universe) would make it the fastest SSD ever. So is it? The Force GT consists of a 6Gb/s SATA bus, SF-2281 controller, and 16 64Gb Micron 25nm synchronous NAND modules (as opposed to the eight 128Gb modules on the Patriot Wildfire). This is the same Micron NAND found in the 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G, except that drive had 128Gb modules instead of 64Gb.
Pros: Most benchmarks put it right at the top; pretty red color.
Cons: Write speeds (and write-dependent tests) lag behind peers.
Summary: Any Sandforce 2200 series based product to date manages to shock and awe. This conclusion however will be a tad more complex as the Force 3 compared to the Force GT in terms of overall performance is much closer than you think, sometimes a little slower even. But overall if you seek a little more bite then the GT is definitely a notch faster, especially with lots of file transfers like MP3s etc; the GT hauls ass.
Whether or not you'd ever really notice the difference ...
Excerpt: Corsair has a pedigree that few other manufacturers can rival. Its products have always been associated with quality, and for the most part this reputation has been well earned. Today we are looking at the Force 120; not Corsairs flagship SSD but......
Pros: - Well balanced performance, - A decent bundle of accessories, - Competitive pricing
Cons: - The OCZ vertex 3 is quicker still, - slower in sequential reads/writes than some
Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?
10 September 2010
Conclusion: If you've got £175 to spend, it's hard to ignore the impressive performance of Corsair's F80 drive. But that's a big if, as the majority of consumers are likely to be put off by a cost of over £2 per gigabyte. And, if performance isn't paramount, there are immediate alternatives; other 80GB SSDs can be had for under £160 and a variety of quick 64GB models are now available at around the £100 mark.
Corsair Force Series F120 120GB Solid State Drive Review
24 August 2010
Summary: Final Thoughts
When I received this drive I expected it to be much like the
F100 we reviewed back in June
, but this drive not only performs better it also gives you an extra 20GB of space! You may not thing that 20GB is that much extra space but think of how many images or MP3’s take up 20GB of space. The 20GB of extra space really is nice and as I said in our testing the F120 did perform better.
Pros: – 284MB/s read and 274MB/s write in ATTO, – Best write scored in HDTune for a SandForcebased drive, – Included mounting bracket, – 3year warranty