Reviews and Problems with Corsair Force Series (CSSD-FxxxGBP2-BRKT/CSSD-FxxxGB2-BRKT)
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Astounding product (But Hardware Malfunctioned)
27 August 2013
Summary: This drive has dramatically increased my system speed but attempting to make it my boot drive myself resulted in loss of all data and i had to have a professional perform this task for me. i am even tech savy but windows is very very finicky.
Summary: I've noticed a trend with this drive here in the comments page. 80% of the drives die within a year. Although its still under warranty who wants a lemon replaced with another lemon. Corsair should take the high road and replace this obviously flawed product with a better one.
Pros: Loaded the OS in 23 seconds but then again all SSD's do that.
Cons: Died in 7 months. Had to RMA on 12/29/11 still not replaced on 1/6/12. I don't see why they receive the return one day and a replacement isn't out the door the next day. Every other comment on this drive is a complaint that it died in xx months.
Summary: I bought these just as the new SATA III's were hitting the market and I really should have waited(although Newegg provided a killer deal on them) to invest in some faster drives. They aren't bad but they are definitely not high performance.
Pros: -Faster than HDD -Very sleek looking -Have two running great on a RAID 0, about 6 months so far no problems
Cons: -Not exceptional performance out of these, even with two in a RAID 0 it benchmarks lower than some SATA III SSD's
Summary: I purchased the drive in May of 2011 and it died today, 12/27/2011. That's 7 months. I'm not going to bad mouth Corsair because of one bad experience. I have purchased many of their products threw out the years without problems. My final words will be posted after I complete the return process.
Pros: I don't have any comparable information to post but I will say that the OS loaded in about 20 seconds. Which I assume is fast.
Cons: Turned into a brick in 7 months. Now I have to go threw the whole return process with the manufacture. I switched the SATA connectors 1/2 with my spinning storage drive to make sure it was not my mobo. Still can't find the SSD with the OS on it.
Summary: Would i buy it again? No. Im going to try my luck with other brands. On the other hand my Corsair Flash Voyager 16gb USB stick has been running strong for years.
Pros: Fast >> Died in 5 months <<
Cons: Used as my primary drive on my gaming rig. Installed windows and programs - had another hdd for swap and file storage. I was not adding and deleting data constantly, data stayed pretty much the same for the 5 months it worked. One day 5 months into use it froze while idle at desktop in win 7 x64....
Summary: Using SSD as cache drive was a pain to set up for various reason, and can't say that I'm seeing any benefit. Slower if anything. Wouldn't let me use a USB stick for the RAID drivers, had to root around for couple hours digging out a USB floppy drive, and good luck finding an actual 3.5 floppy in a...
Second one has been ok thus far with good speeds for the money
8 November 2011
Summary: First one was DOA not promising since i usually order Intel SSD's.....however this was for an older Thinkpad and it was on sale. Second one has been ok thus far with good speeds for the money,however the DOA with the first one was a major disappointment.
Wouldn't recommend this drive as it is kind of slow compared ...
DC Reviews, Amazon
2 November 2011
Summary: Does speed up my mac, however it died about 10 months after I purchased it, sent it in and got the new version of this drive in a few days. Corsair's RMA is fast. Wouldn't recommend this drive as it is kind of slow compared to my other SSD's.
Summary: There have been a lot of reported problems with the type of firmware they use for these SSD's. A lot of creditable people seem to like the Crucial M4 series SSD's. They use a different firmware than Corsair and OCZ and a lot of people claim them to be a lot more stable.
Pros: Great running drive, it did it's job and I have really missed it.
Cons: I had to RMA this after 5 months, I had made no configuration changes to my system and the drive was no longer recognized in my BIOS. It had worked fine the 5 months prior. It did however sometimes hang on windows shutdown for some reason before the crash.