This month Kitguru has been at the forefront of many Solid State Drive reviews including the new models from ADATA and OCZ. Today we are looking at the new model from Corsair, the Force 3 120GB which is set to target a wide audience, offering high levels of SATA III performance for under £200.
Corsair have a well earned reputation within the industry, their product portfolio ranges from high performance liquid based ‘all in one' CPU coolers to class leading 80 Plus Gold Certified power supplies. We have recently tested many 240GB solid state drives however our readers wanted us to look at something slightly more affordable today.
The Force 3 drives use the same Sandforce 2281 controller that is inside the ADATA S511, OCZ Agility 3 and Vertex 3 drives.
All of the SandForce SF-2000 series controllers still utilise the patented DuraWrite technology, on the fly compression which reduces the size of the data written to the drive. When this is paired up with wear leveling and intelligent block management the drive will require fewer write cycles during regular use.