Bookmark and Share


Corsair Memory, a leading manufacturer of memory modules and a well-known provider of solid-state drives (SSDs), announced a recall of certain SSDs with SandForce controllers. According to the company some of Corsair Force 3-series 120GB SSDs require both new firmware as well as hardware repair.

Corsair indicated that over the past several days it analyzed issues associated with the stability of our recently released 120GB Force 3-series SSD and identified that a significant percentage of these drive do not perform to specifications. In particular, operating systems may malfunction or certain data may be lost. The solution of the problem will require changes to both the SSD firmware and the hardware components of the SSD itself, according to the manufacturer.

"We have stopped shipments of the affected drive, Corsair part number CSSD-F120GB3-BK, effective immediately and have implemented a remediation plan," a statement by Corsair reads.

Corsair advices users to urgently stop using the Corsair Force 3-series 120GB SSD with CSSD-F120GB3-BK part number, arrange a replacement on the company's web-site and either return the drives to Corsair or to the place of purchase. The company further notes that the drives with part numbers CSSD-F60GBG3-BK, CSSD-F240GBG3-BK as well as Force GT-series drives are not affected by this issue.

Corsair is by far not the only manufacturer to use SandForce SSD controllers. It is not completely clear whether drives from other companies' may be affected and whether the failure is caused by the controller itself, a combination of firmware and controller or due to other reasons.


Tags: Corsair, SSD, NAND, Flash, Failures


Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 06/08/11 09:56:08 AM
Latest comment: 06/09/11 09:44:13 AM
Expand all threads | Collapse all threads


Had Vertex 1 and Vertex 2 fail on me and this story just highlights the fact that SSDs in general have a long way to go before surpassing mechanical drives in terms of both speed and reliability. Good to see Corsair quickly recognizing the issue unlike certain firms that hide behind a curtain for months and deny any issues.
2 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 06/08/11 09:56:08 AM]
- collapse thread

0 0 [Posted by: gamoniac  | Date: 06/09/11 09:44:13 AM]


Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10:48 pm | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4:22 am | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10:41 am | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture