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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. (Corsair is also shipping the Force 3, which bears the same relationship to the Force GT as OCZ’s Agility 3 bears to the Vertex 3—the Force 3 uses asynchronous NAND and is slightly slower and cheaper than the Force GT.) In CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD’s sustained read tests, the Force GT is as fast as any SSD we’ve ever tested. Its ATTO 64KB read and write scores, single-queue-depth 4KB read and writes, and Iometer random write speeds are likewise nearly identical to OWC and OCZ’s drives. It’s in incompressible write tests, like CrystalDiskMark’s and AS SSD’s, that the Force 3 doesn’t quite match the rest of the field. It’s slower than all the 240GB drives we’ve tested, as well as Patriot’s 120GB Wildfire, by significant margins.
It seems like it has been a while since we have reviewed a solid state drive, the last time we looked at one was back in June! Well today we are taking a look at a solid state drive this will not disappoint! The drive I am talking about is the Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA 6Gb/s drive. The Force Series GT’s are Corsairs highest solid state drive offering boasting read speeds of 555MB/s and write speeds of 515MB/s, on top of that they are saying speeds of up to 85,000 IOPS. Let’s check this beast out and get it on our test bench! The Force Series GT comes in a nice retail box that is not much larger than the drive itself. On the front there is a photo of the drive and some information letting us know the capacity and max read / write speeds. On the back there is a little bit on information about the drive Opening the box up inside you will find the Force Series GT drive encased in a plastic clam-shell, a 2.5-inch hard drive adapter and mounting screws. Good to see Corsair include the adapter because many older cases do not support 2.5-inch drives.
The Corsair Force Series GT ($248 list) is a 120GB solid-state drive (SSD) that packs a maximum read speed of up to 555MB/s and a max write speed of 515MB/s through a 6Gbps SATA connection. The SSD also features support for SATA 2 connections, and packs an adapter for legacy hard drive bays. This SSD comes in a deep red casing and measures just 2.5 inches wide. The adapter that the drive comes with allows it to fit in traditional 3.5-inch hard drive bays. And because SSDs have no moving parts like traditional hard drives, the Force Series GT can withstand shock, vibration an extreme temperatures changes far better than standard drives. Also thanks to its lack of moving parts, this SSD only consumes 2.5W of power when running. The Force Series GT also features support for the Windows 7 TRIM command, which enables it to only store the data it needs to hit maximum read and write speeds more easily. The drive is also capable of 85,000 IOPS, or input/output operations per second. Finally, this SSD also comes with S.M.A.R.T. support, which allows it to anticipate errors and give the user time to react before data is lost.
|Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB SATA 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive (CSSD-F120GBGT-BK)||$128.99||See it|
|Corsair - Force GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 120 GB Internal Solid State Drive||$129.98||See it|
|Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB SATA 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive (CSSD-F120GBGT-BK)||$129.99||See it|