Reviews and Problems with Corsair Force Series GT (CSSD-F120GBGT-BK/CSSD-F240GBGT-BK/CSSD-F60GBGT-BK/CSSD-F90GBGT-BK/CSSD-F180GBGT-BK/CSSD-F480GBGT-BK)
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9 April 2012
Excerpt: Over the last couple of weeks we've seen some pretty amazing SSDs. You know when you are doing one thing, but really want to work on something else? That is what I've been going through these last couple of weeks. The reason why is because Corsair has taken another approach in order to achieve modest performance improvements.
Excerpt: In continuing our series of SSD reviews, we're looking at a drive from Corsair, the 180GB Force Series GT. As our last reviews were of drives in the 240-256GB range, we asked Corsair for some of their drives in the same range. But alas, their marketing team didn't have any in stock, but they did have a 180GB drive available for us to test.
Corsair Force Series 3 and Force Series GT SSD Full Review
3 February 2012
Excerpt: A couple of days ago we looked at a pair of SSD's from Patriot. Next up is a pair of SSD's from Corsair. These are another two SandForce controlled units, but this time it's Async IMFT flash vs. Sync IMFT flash: I noted their 480GB* models are listed as having the same high IOPS specs, which we figure must be a misprint since *any* SandForce 2281 SSD with a capacity greater than 256GB will see a dip in 4K IOPS performance.
Corsair Force GT Series 240 GB and Corsair Force 3 Series 240 GB Solid State Drives Review
6 December 2011
Summary: We have recently received two more SSD drives from Corsair based on the second generation SandForce controller. Let’s check out their performance and also investigate how SSD speed scales depending on their storage capacity.
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA 6Gb/s Solid-State Drive Review
7 September 2011
Summary: Final Thoughts
Corsair has really pulled out all of the stops with this drive. It really earns the its “GT” name. It is the single fastest drive we have tested in ATTO with a read score of 557MB/s. Also it performs right up to the advertised 85K IOPS, in our testing we scored 84K IOPS, which is very close. This drive performed right up to specifications in all aspects read, write and IOPS.
Pros: – Single fastest drive we have tested, – 85K IOPS, – 3 year warranty, – Awesome red color
Excerpt: Even before the Corsair Force GT arrived at my door, I knew it would be hot. I get a lot of emails from readers and don't mind answering each and every one, but right after our review of the Force 3 went live I was flooded with emails asking about the Force GT. The only other product that I can think that generated so much interest to date was the Fusion-io ioDrive.
Conclusion: We've witnessed a surge of second-generation SandForce SSDs in recent months, but it's clear that the recipe behind these high-performance drives isn't derived from a single set of ingredients. While an identical SF-2281 controller acts as the central brain of many a drive, manufacturers are partnering the chip with varying flavours of NAND flash memory - and the results are more varied in both price and performance than we'd anticipated.
Excerpt: The Force GT is Corsair’s mainstream offering, and that's indicated by its price. The 240GB model reviewed here costs £180. That means it costs around 75p per gigabyte, making it one of the best-value drives around at the moment. The Force GT excelled in our small file benchmarks. It scored 83.5MB/s in our small-file write test and 60.6MB/s in our small-file read test, which is a reasonable turn of speed. We recorded mixed results in our large file tests, however.
Conclusion: We like reviewing the best of the best and of course people like reading about it. Seeing what the latest and greatest technology can accomplish appeals to our inner geeks but not everyone can afford bleeding edge performance, especially when it comes to SSDs. Currently the 240GB SF-2281 drives are priced well above most consumers’ budgets but the performance they offer is second to none.