Corsair started off as one of the biggest manufacturers of computer RAM modules but nowadays they are also renowned for their power supplies, cooling solutions and SSD drives. Not two weeks ago we reviewed the fastest SSD they currently produce, a Force GT series drive. Today we are having a look at the Force 3 SSD, a drive using the same controller as the premium Force GT SSD. We are going to examine the drive’s synthetic and real world performance in this review.

Corsair started off as one of the biggest manufacturers of computer RAM modules but nowadays they are also renowned for their power supplies, cooling solutions and SSD drives. Not two weeks ago we reviewed the fastest SSD they currently produce, a Force GT series drive. Today we are having a look at the Force 3 SSD, a drive using the same controller as the premium Force GT SSD. We are going to examine the drive’s synthetic and real world performance in this review.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

 

  • Interface: SATA 3 6Gb/s
  • Storage technology: Asynchronous NAND
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to +70° C
  • Storage temperature: -20° C to +85° C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (0° to +40° C)
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 3,048 m (up to 10,000 ft.)
  • Maximum Non-Operative Altitude: 12,192 m (up to 40,000 ft.)

 

Unformatted Capacity

120 GB

Read Performance (max)

550 MB/s

Write Performance (max)

510 MB/s

Random Write 4k (max)

85,000 IOPS (4k aligned)

Form Factor

2.5”

Interface Type

SATA 3 6Gb/s

Onboard cache

NA

Operating Temperature

0C to +70C

Storage Temperature

-20C to +85C

Operating Humidity

10% to 90% RH (0° to +40° C)

Storage Humidity

5% to 90% RH (-10° to +60° C)

Maximum Operating Altitude

3,048 m (up to 10,000 ft.)

Maximum Non-Operating Altitude

12,192 m (up to 40,000 ft.)