CF390 1 Corsair Force 3 90GB SSD drive review

In this test we have created three file folder copy scenarios and we are copying them between two folders within the drive, recording the time taken for the file transfer to be completed. Our first folder is filled with 870 picture files totaling 1GB, the second folder is filled with 550 MP3 files totaling 2GB and the third folder is home to a single 4.5GB ISO file.

The Force 3 drive gave us very good performance results during this test. The performance difference against the premium Force GT series is miniscule while handling small files and small, although noticeable, when the Force 3 is called to handle a large file transfer.

CF390 2 Corsair Force 3 90GB SSD drive review

In our second real world test we are recording the time taken for our OS to fully boot from when we pressed the power on button and the start up times of two very popular and heavy professional applications, the Autodesk AutoCAD 2012 and the Mathworks Matlab. These tests are excellent examples of how an actual system would start and work under real-life circumstances.

The quick access times of SSD devices give them a massive advantage in this test and the Force 3 is no exception, completing every task in half the time a mechanical drive would need, or less.