The Force 3 is Corsairs interpretaion of a SandForce SF-2281 based SSD paired up with asynchronous NAND Flash memory. What we have here is a 120 Gigabyte version of the drive and we'll take a closer look what this thing can and what it can't.
Specifications / Delivery
||Corsair Force 3 120 Gigabyte
||asynchronous ONFi 1.0,
550 MB/s reading, up to 510 MB/s writing
||< 0.1 ms
Behind the scenes
the Force 3, Corsair has another SATA-III SSD in its portfolio that is based on
the latest SandForce SF-2281 controller but compared to the Force GT the Force 3
uses asynchronous NAND Flash. This has the consequence that you wont get as much
performance out of this drive as with a one that comes with synchronous flash
memory. On the other hand the asynchronous NAND flash is cheaper and therefore
the drive is less expensive than the Force GT.
In the case of the Force 3 Corsair uses ONFi-1.0 NAND Flash which has been
manufactured by Micron and comes with 25 nanometer structures. On the 120
Gigabyte drive there are 16 ICs whereas each offers eight Gigabyte storing
capacity. The exact identification number is: 29F64G08CBAAA.
The test sample that
reached our office arrived in a very small box. As you'd already expect from a
first look the there is only a
2.5-to-3.5-inch adapter bracket included in the delivery. You wont find any
cloning software like for example Acronis Disk Image or Norton Ghost.
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