Review: Corsair Force GS 240 GB

Published by Marc Büchel on 27.07.12
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After the Force 3 and the Force GT Corsair releases a third SSD which is based on SandForce's SF-2281 controller. The drive which is available with 180 GB, 240 GB, 360 GB and 480 GB capacity is called Force GS and it makes use of Toggle NAND flash to give you that extra bit of performance. The manufacturer claims that the drive can hit 555 Megabyte per second sequential read speed and 525 Megabyte per second sequential write.

Specifications / Delivery

Model Corsair Force GS 240 GByte
Capacity 240 Gigabyte
Memory Toggle NAND
Technology SanDisk SDZNPQBHER-016GT
Throughput up to 555 MB/s reading, up to 525 MB/s writing up to 90'000 IOPS, random 4k
Accesstime (read) < 0.1 ms
MTBF 2'000'000 hours
Acoustics no noise
Warranty 3 Years

With the Force GS from Corsair you get a 240 Gigabyte SSD which is based on a SandForce SF-2281 controller and Toggle NAND Flash memory from San Disk. These have been manufactured using a 24 nanometer process and the exact product number is SDZNPQBHER-016GT. Unfortunately we don't know how many P/E-cycles these chips allow but since a smaller manufacturing process reduces P/E-cycles we guess that these chips must be somewhere between 3'000 and 5'000 P/E-cycles.

A closer look at the delivery shows that there is 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch adapter bracket, a set of screws and a manual. There is no disk imaging software included in the bundle.

Page 1 - Introduction / Specs Page 7 - Random read KByte/s
Page 2 - Impressions Page 8 - Sequential write ops
Page 3 - How do we test? Page 9 - Sequential read ops
Page 4 - Sequential write KByte/s Page 10 - Random write ops
Page 5 - Sequential read KByte/s Page 11 - Random read ops
Page 6 - Random write KByte/s Page 12 - Conclusion

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