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#21 sora3

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

I'm looking to buy the CORSAIR FORCE 3 120GB 2.5" SSD SATA3 550/510, has anyone had nay experience with Corsair SSD or know of any issues with them?

Edit: Wow, just hit the Corsair forums, not a great drive it would seem :(


Usually any of the first gen Sandforce SF2281 drives aren't that flash as they tend to lock up/die faster due to the firmware. I've had my 240GB SSD die because of that. I'd recommend Crucial's M4 or the Corsair Performance Pro as the alternatives since the Marvell controller on them hasn't had a lot of issues.q
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

I've had a bad run with the Corsair Force series, 2 out of 4 dying within 9 months. But I think it's just bad luck.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:09 PM

Dasa no idea - when they don't work - they really don't work! No even seen in the BIOS. I bought them (for convenience alone) at Harris Technology - as I live less than 1 km from the store. They tested them and yep - total deaders! Maybe go Revo drive - PCI express - best of all worlds for the $. Seriously with the right workloads getting 1.5 GB/sec transfer rates is incredible!
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

sounds like dead a controller which is the common fault with sandforce drives im guessing that with bad nand the drive would still show up fairly sure the revo use multiple sandforce controllers in raid but you cant argue with the performance
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

I'm looking at getting a 120gb SSD for Windows and BF3 / whatever other MP game takes over when I'm bored with it.
My general Windows install + programs and documents is only around 45-50gb, so I don't really require more than 120gb total yet.
All my other / sp games and data can stay on the mechanicals.

I've narrowed it down to the OCZ Agility 3 or the Intel 320 series.
Which one is better?

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Taking into consideration the $20 price difference as well.

Edited by Ezkaton, 22 February 2012 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:33 AM

Everywhere I read, people are advising against OCZ. Looks like I will steer clear of them. Cruicial or Intel would be my pick by the looks of things.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

I've got a OCZ vertex 3. New firmware fix's any issues that were occurring. I'd go the intel though. I've got 2 intel drives in my server and they are great.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

What's the speed comparison between the two?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

My Intel are old G2's so a little slower but they've been to hell in back with what I've done to them :)
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

I suppose reliability is better than speed, as regardless of which SSD I get it'll still kick the discs out of my mechanical drives... so to speak. :p

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

What's the speed comparison between the two?


Read this: http://thessdreview....-that-capacity/

And this: http://thessdreview....-consumer-need/
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:07 AM

I have had two bad ssd drives,the first one was the crucial c300 256gb and that thing froze all the time,slowely the firmware updates got better and better and reached a point where the drive runs prefect with the last firmware I flashed,no worries at all I use it now for my steam game folder,the other ssd was the vertex 3 which I run my windows on,that thing was really bad,every day I was getting blue screens etc way worst than the crucial ssd,anyway they finally fixed that with the last firmware and the problems are complety fixed,the drive has been running perfect for about 5 months now.

Edited by gazman2k3, 29 February 2012 - 01:08 AM.

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