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Corsair Force 3 180GB Review
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Corsair Force 3 180GB Review

by Sam ChenJanuary 11, 2012

Introduction

Well, I admit it. I’ve had this SSD for a little while now and I’ve been a bit slow on this review, but better late than never right?

Today’s SSD is the Corsair Force 3 180GB edition. This SSD is one of the newer variations of the 3rd generation Corsair Force SSDs and utilizes the SandForce SF-2281 controller with the SATA 3 6Gb/s interface.

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Sam Chen
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  • Lbnsurf1

    Great performance but why 180GB. Is this a 256GB that has been over-provisioned like there is no tomorrow? Speed is great but at what cost. 27% provisioning was bad enough, this is over 37%. You have to be kidding me!!!  The real-world SSD performance increase comes from dramatically improved access times over hard drives. Giving up capacity for better marketing scores is a fruitless waste of time and money. Tell me that this is an early April fools joke. 

  • Hmm… not sure if it’s because of overprovisioning since I didn’t open this one up but I doubt Corsair would overprovision by almost 40% especially since this drive isn’t all that expensive. I’m thinking it’s just Corsair’s way of bridging the gap for people who don’t need 256GB, but need more than 120GB. It’s definitely a weird size though… kinda like the 90GB edition they offer.