Corsair Force 3 90GB SSD drive review

 

Corsair started off as one of the biggest RAM manufacturers but today the company has diversified into several other critical segments of the market. Lately the company has been a very big player in the SSD segment of the technology market, offering a very wide range of products and with ever increasing sales; especially after the Thailand catastrophe which tripled the prices of mechanical drives. A month ago we reviewed the fastest consumer SSD drive Corsair currently produces, the Force GT 180GB drive. Today we are going to thoroughly test and review the 90GB version of the considerably cheaper Force 3 mainstream series the company offers, the Force 3 90GB SSD, a product primarily designed to be used as a stand-alone very fast OS/boot drive.

Corsair started off as one of the biggest RAM manufacturers but today the company has diversified into several other critical segments of the market. Lately the company has been a very big player in the SSD segment of the technology market, offering a very wide range of products and with ever increasing sales; especially after the Thailand catastrophe which tripled the prices of mechanical drives. A month ago we reviewed the fastest consumer SSD drive Corsair currently produces, the Force GT 180GB drive. Today we are going to thoroughly test and review the 90GB version of the considerably cheaper Force 3 mainstream series the company offers, the Force 3 90GB SSD, a product primarily designed to be used as a stand-alone very fast OS/boot drive.

 

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

90 GB

Read Performance (max sequential)

550 MB/s

Write Performance (max sequential)

500 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.)