Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD drive review

 

Corsair has always been one of the biggest players in the computer memory market, consequently it was only natural for them to join the solid state disk segment of the market since SSD’s are essentially made of flash memory chips. Today we are having a look at the fastest SSD Corsair currently produces, the Force GT 120GB drive which boasts incredible speeds of up to 555MB/s sequential read and 515MB/s sequential write. We are going to examine the drive’s synthetic and real world performance in this review.

Corsair has always been one of the biggest players in the computer memory market, consequently it was only natural for them to join the solid state disk segment of the market since SSD’s are essentially made of flash memory chips. Today we are having a look at the fastest SSD Corsair currently produces, the Force GT 120GB drive which boasts incredible speeds of up to 555MB/s sequential read and 515MB/s sequential write. 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
  • 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)

555 MB/s

Write Performance (max)

515 MB/s

Random Write 4k (max)

85k 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.)