The Force GT 180GT drive comes supplied inside a small and relatively simple cardboard box with a black/red theme. The drive weights only 80gr and requires no special shock protection, therefore the small box offers more than enough protection during shipping.
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 natively support 2.5” devices.
Corsair’s Force GT drives are easily distinguishable by their striking red metallic casing. The bright red color gives the product a “sporty” appearance and modders will probably like it, at least when the red color matches the overall theme of their system.
The bottom metallic plate of the drive is black and entirely clean, with the exception of the small warranty sticker found on retail drives.
Removing the metallic plate reveals the green PCB of the drive. The controller chip can be seen at the left side while six of the flash memory chips can be seen to the right.
The Corsair Force GT 180GB drive still utilizes the same Sandforce SF-2281 controller we saw in the smaller 120GB drive and in the Force 3 series drives.
The flash memory chips are manufactured by Micron and their part number is 29F128G08CBAAB-A, which have double the capacity and slightly better performance than the 29F64G08CBAAB-12A chips we found in the Force GT 120GB drive.