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Corsair Force GT Series 240 GB and Corsair Force 3 Series 240 GB Solid State Drives Review

Started by: beenthere | Date 12/06/11 07:39:20 AM
Comments: 14 | Last Comment:  12/21/15 11:44:06 AM

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Unfortunately not all BSODs issues have been resolved on the SandForce 2281 controllers - yet. A 3,5 or 100 year warranty doesn't resolve or prevent lost data, BSODs, and RMA'd SSDs. Hopefully in another year or two SSDs will be reliable and have few compatibility issues.
0 1 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 12/06/11 07:39:20 AM]

0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 12/07/11 02:07:44 AM]

I've been using a Force 3 120GB as OS/boot-drive for several months, I haven't had a single bluescreen or anything. Rock stable. But I upgraded the firmware immediately, now running 1.3.3.

Worth mentioning is that my sample uses Intel NAND vs Micron NAND in some Force 3-drives. I don't know if it makes any difference but it could be interesting to know.

I also have a Crucial M4 64GB in another PC, it is exactly as stable and that is a 24/7-box.
0 0 [Posted by: xeizo  | Date: 12/07/11 04:58:07 AM]


What about lifetime, write amplification etc? These are important issues with an SSD, and some discussion would help a lot.
0 0 [Posted by: Papoulka  | Date: 12/08/11 07:02:31 AM]

ThereĀ“s is some Norwegian site torturing a Crucial M4, I don't know if they have killed it yet but last time I read about them they had written 29TB and no failure ...
0 0 [Posted by: xeizo  | Date: 12/08/11 07:20:16 AM]
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The M4 64GB survived over 750TiB of writes. It was under 100% write load (over 80MB/s continously) for over 2700 hours (roughly 4 months), but died during a few days downtime when the guy running the endurance test went on vacation.

He's currently testing a new one, as well as a couple other SSDs, including a x25-M G1 80GB i had for a year (bought and sold lightly used).

There's a thread on xtremesystems forum doing this testing too, i don't have the link ATM, but google it.
0 0 [Posted by: GullLars  | Date: 12/20/11 02:20:32 PM]


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