Now we can test SSDs of the same capacity (240 or 256 gigabytes). We will compare the pair of Corsair products to two other SF-2281 based SSDs with synchronous and asynchronous flash, Kingston HyperX and OCZ Agility 3. We’ll also throw in a completely different Crucial m4 SSD which is based on a Marvell 88SS9174 controller.
Random and Sequential Read/Write Speed
We measure the speed of sequential and random-address operations with CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1.
Well, everything is exactly as it should be. Same-capacity SSDs based on the SandForce SF-2281/SF-2282 controller split up into two groups: faster products with synchronous MLC flash and slower products with asynchronous flash. The gap is especially large when it comes to incompressible data. Thus, the Corsair Force GT is among the leaders while the Force 3 is among the slowest SSDs, similar to the OCZ Agility 3.