Reviews and Problems with Corsair Force Series (CSSD-FxxxGBP2-BRKT/CSSD-FxxxGB2-BRKT)
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26 April 2012
Excerpt: Last week we took an in-depth look at the Corsair Force Series GT 180GB SSD and found a nice surprise under the top, a SandForce SF-2282 controller. The SF-2282 is a fairly rare piece of silicon to find in consumer SSDs. It allows SSD manufactures to connect up to 32 NAND flash chips to the controller. The more common SF-2281 controller found on most Team SandForce drives can only communicate with up to 16.
Excerpt: If you want the fastest solid-state drive on the market, the Corsair Force Series GS should be your first choice. Powered by a SandForce controller with toggle NAND flash component technology, this SATA III solid-state drive performs at exceptionally high speeds and allows you instant access to all of your data. It is also extremely reliable and, like all solid-state drives, highly unlikely to malfunction due to electrical or mechanical failure.
Pros: This solid-state drive has a great life expectancy and several capacity options.
Cons: Many of Corsair's help and support options are limited to registered users.
Excerpt: A few months ago we told you about solid state drive manufacturers playing with the number of channels and flash modules on SandForce SF-1200 controllers to achieve new capacity variations. The first round of products with the new configurations were 40GB drives. Corsair has a new configuration that increases the capacity to 90GB and also retains the high IOPS programming that keeps transactions rates high.
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
Summary: This may only have been an issue with our review unit, but it’s not a bad idea to zero a drive before you use it, anyway. With performance on par with the best SandForce drives (save in sequential reads, where it’s bested by the Vertex 2), the F100 is a force to be reckoned with. Provided you zero the drive first, we have no qualms recommending it above all SandForce drives on the market today save the Vertex 2.
Pros: Solid SandForce performance, great random IOPS.
Corsair Force Series F100 100GB Solid State Drive Review
13 June 2010
Summary: Final Thoughts
Well at first I was really unsure on how to even give you my opinion on this drive. Some of the results from the tests were good, but others were quite low. After many days of research I found out a few things about some of our benchmarking programs. We received very low sequential scores on CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD benchmark. This scared me at first, but I found out that sequential file transfer speeds have traditionally been low with both of these...
Pros: 280MB/s read and 241MB/s write in ATTO, Very high IOPS performance, Available in large capacities (100/200GB), Two year warranty
Cons: Limited availability at this time, Low scores in HD Tune Pro
Excerpt: We knew going into last week that the first SandForce controlled drive for the consumer market would be in our hands before the weekend. Things got a little sketchy when the drive we were counting on arriving ended up being shipped from Taiwan with a three day service instead of the next day option that a situation like this deserves.
Excerpt: There has never been a better time to pick up an SSD boot drive with many of the leading manufacturers releasing 30-40GB units at very reasonable prices. KitGuru has already looked at the Intel X25-V 40GB and we were very impressed with the price to performance ratio, especially when set into a Raid 0 configuration . Today we continue along similar lines and take a look at the newest Corsair 40GB SSD – the F40 .