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Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB SATA 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive (CSSD-F120GBGT-BK)

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120 GB
  • Sequential read speeds of up to 555 MB/s
  • Sequential write speeds of up to 515 MB/s
  • SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) connectivity
  • High performance SandForce SF-2200 SSD controller
  • Native TRIM support (O/S support required)
  • BGC (Background Garbage Collection)
  • Backward compatible?Works with SATA 3Gb/s (SATA 2) systems
  • RAID Support
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Technical Details

Size: 120 GB
  • Brand Name: Corsair
  • Model: CSSD-F120GBGT-BK
  • Hard Disk Size: 120 GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
  • Weight: 0.1 Kilograms

Product Details

Size: 120 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 4.4 inches ; 2.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0057QETGS
  • Item model number: CSSD-F120GBGT-BK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 22, 2011

Product Description

Size: 120 GB

Product Description

With leading-edge SATA 6Gb/s performance, Force Series GT is built for speed. PC boot times are faster, overall system speed is better, plus Force Series GT offers incredible real world performance with games and compressed data such as video, images and music files. Get leading-edge SATA 6Gb/s speed with Force Series GT for dramatically faster boot up, better system speed and incredible performance with games and compressed data such as video, images and music files.

From the Manufacturer

Want the fastest SSDs that Corsair makes? Choose Force Series GT.

Force Series GT SSD
Corsair SSDs are 2.5" wide, the same size as notebook hard drives. An adapter is included for mounting in standard desktop PC 3.5" drive bays.
Built for speed.

You probably already know that solid-state drives are fast. With up to 85,000 IOPS and read speeds of up to 555Mb/s, Force Series GT is on another level. Whether you're building the ultimate gaming PC, a monster of a video or photo editing workstation, or you simply crave serious solid state storage performance, this is the SSD you want.

Real-world performance.

All the impressive performance numbers translate to this: disk operations up to four times faster than the fastest mechanical hard drives. Starting up your PC, launching applications, loading and saving large files and documents, and just about everything else you do with your PC is faster when you remove the bottleneck of old-fashioned hard drives.

The Force Series GT is particularly adept at moving compressed data. You'll appreciate this real-world benefit if you work with music, movie and graphics files.

Compatible with SATA 2 3Gb/s.

Haven't yet moved to SATA 3? Like all Corsair components, Force Series GT SSDs are designed to last through several system upgrades. Adding a Force Series GT today means that you'll still get incredible storage performance now, and you'll tap into its full performance potential with your next upgrade.

Corsair SSDs: Designed for Performance and Durability

TRIM Support

Force Series GT SSDs feature support for the Windows® 7 TRIM command. This allows them to store only the data they need and perform memory optimization to ensure the fastest possible write speeds.

Reliability

Because SSDs have no moving parts, they can handle shock, vibration and temperature changes far in excess of mechanical hard drives. That's important for desktop PCs, and essential for notebooks.

Cool and Quiet, with Low Power Consumption

Traditional mechanical hard drives spin at thousands of revolutions per minute. This takes power, and generates noise and heat. Since SSDs have no moving parts, there's no noise or vibration, and the lower power consumption helps keep things cool inside your PC.

3.5" adapter

The 2.5" form factor allows for installation in most notebook PCs with no adapter required. If you're adding a Force Series GT SSD to your desktop PC, use the included 3.5" adapter to mount it in any standard hard drive bay.




Contents and Specifications

Package contents
  • Force Series GT solid-state drive
  • 3.5" adapter for desktop PCs
Technical Specifications
  • Interface: SATA 3 6Gb/s
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to +70° C
  • Storage temperature: -20° C to +85° C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (0° to +40° C)
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 3,048 m (up to 10,000 ft.)
  • Maximum Non-Operative Altitude: 12,192 m (up to 40,000 ft.)
Compatibility
  • SATA 3 6Gb/s
  • Backward compatible with SATA II and SATA I
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista®, and XP; Macintosh OS X; Linux
  • 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive bay

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very Fast, easy to install.
Eduardo
Overall, As a PC gamer, I'd recommend this drive to anyone unsure about which drive to buy, and you won't be disappointed.
TP
Samsung has a great SSD Memory Controller and provides excellent SSDs that have a great reputation for reliability.
Orlando

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

101 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Mogs on October 5, 2011
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
Awesome product, just do yourself a favor and follow this setup to prevent errors and headaches.

1) Install your new SSD to an open SATA port (SATA 6Gb/s if you have it) on your computer first (before doing anything else) UPDATE the firmware. Corsair's firmware is in their forums, but this has to be done before doing a clean OS install.

2) Reboot into your BIOS and ENABLE AHCI under your SATA options (typically it's set to IDE)... this HAS to be done or else you'll see errors like others have mentioned.

3) Secure Erase the SSD

4) Install a clean version of Windows 7 (& ensure TRIM and AHCI are enabled in the registry)

After install I experienced 556 MB/s read and 493 MB/s write. It's just as fast as the OCZ Vertex 3 IMHO. This drive will not disappoint. MTBF of 2,000,000 hours and 3-year warranty to boot.
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Andrew S. Prihar on August 27, 2011
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
So, let me first say that I bought this as an upgrade from an OCZ Vertex II 60 GB. I did so for two reasons. First, after having owned the Vertex for about a year, I had found 60GB to be grossly inadequate. 55GB formated, and about 10 of that gets sucked up by the OS. Add in Office, CS4, and some other essential apps, and you're staring right at that 55 GB cap. I'm not an idiot - I know not to store music, photos, videos etc. on an SSD and I have a 1 TB portable external for all that. But add a game or two on top of the OS and the essential apps, and you've more than filled up 55 gigs. The second reason I bought the GT was the SATA III speeds --- a very impressive 555 MB/s Read and 515 MB/s Write (those are advertised speeds). Once I got the SSD (about two days ago), I installed it into one of my mobo's (I have a P8P67 Pro) INTEL Sata III ports. Please note the "INTEL" -- the INTEL Sata III's are always the best to use as they can harness full SATA III 6 Gbps speeds, whereas the MARVELL controller works via PCI-E x1, which only operates at 5 Gbps. Also, I have read online that this drive *MAY* give you problems if you have a MARVELL controller. Corsair, in my experience, is a great company, and they and Marvell should figure this issue out soon and fix it via driver update, I'd think.

---IMPORTANT--- (added 1-21-2012): Before going any further, I just want to quickly share with you all a little bit of information. As you may or may not know, Corsair makes a sister-product line, the "Force 3" series. The Force 3 series uses asynchronous flash and the Force GT series uses synchronous flash. The Force GT (120GB version) also costs about $10 more than the Force 3 (120 GB version). This is me telling you to pay the extra and buy this product (the Force GT) and NOT the Force 3.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on February 26, 2012
Size Name: 180 GB Verified Purchase
Came with the latest firmware out of the box and contrary to common belief that sandforce controllers are sub-standard I just have to say I haven't run into any problem. On first benchmark I beat the posted read/write speeds but was somewhat surprised to see access times peak at 2ms (probably to do with benchmark configuration.) Crucial M4 is really overrated in my opinion. I've never had a crash nor have had any of my friends with Sandforce controllers on linux have crashes and those with Windows 7 have had so few that I just put it down to being Windows being Windows.

Everything you've heard about their performance effect is true; SSD's especially the newer SATA III ones with a good IOPS and read/write speeds are just unreal (>55000,>450/400). Applications launch instantly and boot times are negligible (7 second cold boots) from bootloader to working desktop with auto-login and services loaded. All daemons are launched at boot and not held till the OS is loaded, really just a plain install. Ram improvements are always touted very highly but most people don't exceed 4GB and most modern processors are adequate. The real performance bottleneck is the HDD nowadays and replacing it with a SSD shows instant notable improvements. It's truly just a creepy experience and the thing is - unlike most upgrades - the effect is extremely noticeable to the end user. I know the price is high but dropping for one of these for a new laptop or desktop is a must. The biggest thing is older hardware don't have SATA III so don't bother with it on SATA II, rather get a OCZ Vertex 2 (really cheap now) which does a decent job saturating it's bandwidth.

TRIM and AHCI are a must so please ensure they are enabled from the beginning (operating system and bios + kernel). On linux(kernels >2.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eddie B. on June 13, 2012
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
Currently I am a professional website developer that runs my own small business from home. Also, I have studied for four years in college and am majoring in the computer science field so if you are looking for a professional opinion on this solid state drive, I hope that you would consider my review worth consideration in buying this product. For many years I used laptop computers for my work until I had one too many break on me. Finally I caved in and built a desktop computer per the recommendation of friends and colleagues. I've been upgrading and upgrading until I went all out and just bought a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and the works.
One thing I was on the fence about was a solid state hard drive. The idea of one sounded great but I didn't want to shell out the steep price for one for the low amount of space you get. But after doing some reading and thinking I decided I wanted to buy one. I was searching for SSD's and Amazon recommended this Corsair Force Series SSD to me. From past experience I know Corsair was a good company. I took a chance and ordered the 120GB version of the Corsair SSD right here.

It arrived very fast with one day shipping (worth getting amazon prime if anyone don't have it). I installed it in my new computer setup and it worked instantly, no firmware/updates needed. I installed Windows 7 ultimate and, in 15 years of using Windows computers, I've never seen a Windows computer boot so fast! In under 20 seconds of pressing the power button my computer was ready to play.
Of course, I have upgraded everything else as well, hex-core CPU, 8GB of overlcocked RAM, but I credit the fast load times to this solid state hard drive. I haven't done any benchmarking on the thing but I can tell you there is a drastic and very noticeable difference in load times vs.
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