Corsair Force 3 90GB SSD drive review

The Force 3 comes inside a small and relatively simple blue themed cardboard box. The artwork is basic, with a picture of the drive itself being the main attraction. 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 90GB 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 90GB SSD drive review

The black chassis of the Force 3 SSD is metallic, with a very smooth finish and rounded edges. The body of the drive is exactly the size of any common 2.5” disk.

 Corsair Force 3 90GB SSD drive review

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

 Corsair Force 3 90GB 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 five of the flash memory chips can be seen to the right.

 Corsair Force 3 90GB 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 90GB SSD drive review

The synchronous flash memory chips are manufactured by Micron and their part number is 29F64G08CBAAA-A, which should be slower than the synchronous 29F64G08CBAAB-12A chips of the Force GT drive when dealing with uncompressible data.