Corsair Force GT 180GB SSD Drive Review

 

The SSD market is growing rapidly with each passing day and became even more attractive after the recent catastrophe in Thailand which caused the prices of mechanical drives to rise significantly. One of the leading SSD providers is Corsair, which may have started off as a RAM modules manufacturer but today is famous for their many enthusiast-class products. A few months ago we reviewed a SSD from their fastest series of drives, the 120GB Force GT. Corsair soon afterwards released slightly better, larger versions of the drives utilizing the same controller. Today we are going to have a look at one of those drives, the 180GB Force GT SSD.

The SSD market is growing rapidly with each passing day and became even more attractive after the recent catastrophe in Thailand which caused the prices of mechanical drives to rise significantly. One of the leading SSD providers is Corsair, which may have started off as a RAM modules manufacturer but today is famous for their many enthusiast-class products. A few months ago we reviewed a SSD from their fastest series of drives, the 120GB Force GT. Corsair soon afterwards released slightly better, larger versions of the drives utilizing the same controller. Today we are going to have a look at one of those drives, the 180GB Force GT SSD.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

 

Warranty

Three years

SSD Unformatted Capacity

180 GB

Max Sequential Read/Write (using ATTO Disk Benchmark)

555 MB/s sequential read

525 MB/s sequential write

Max Random 4k Write (using IOMeter 08)

85k IOPS (4k aligned)

Interface SATA

6Gb/s

Form Factor

2.5 inch

DRAM Cache Memory

No

Weight

80g

Voltage

5V ±5%

Power Consumption (active)

2.5W Max

Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep)

0.6W Max

S.M.A.R.T. Support

Yes

Shock

1500 G

MTBF

2,000,000 hours

 

·         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.)