Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD drive review

Corsair supplies the Force 3 drive inside a small, simple blue themed cardboard box. The drive weights only 80gr and requires no special shock protection, therefore the small box offers more than enough protection during shipping.

 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD drive review

Inside the box there is only a simple black 2.5” to 3.5” adapter and mounting screws for installing the drive inside a desktop case which does not support 2.5” devices.

 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD drive review

The Force 3 drive is housed inside a simple, black metallic casing identical to the one of almost every SSD drive currently available. The body of the drive is exactly the size of any 2.5” disk.

 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD drive review

The bottom metallic plate of the drive is black and entirely clean, with the exception of the small warranty stickers.

 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD drive review

Removing the metallic plate reveals the green PCB of the drive. The controller chip can be seen at the left side while the eight flash memory chips can be seen to the right.

 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD drive review

The Corsair Force 3 drive utilizes the Sandforce SF-2281 controller, the exact same chip we found inside the Force GT.

 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD drive review

The asynchronous flash memory chips are manufactured by Micron and their part number is 29F64G08CBAAA-A, which are slightly different than the 29F64G08CBAAB-12A chips of the Force GT drive.