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Corsair Force Series GS Red 180GB (6Gb/s) SATA 3 SF2200 controller Toggle SSD (CSSD-F180GBGS-BK)

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  • Max Sequential Read Performance 555 MB/s
  • Max Sequential Write Performance 525 MB/s
  • Max Random Write (4K Aligned) 90,000 IOPS
  • Interface Type SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3)
  • MTBF 2 million hours
  • Three year warranty
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Product Details

Size: 180 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.2 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: B008FYEVU8
  • Item model number: CSSD-F180GBGS-BK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 28, 2012

Product Description

Size: 180 GB

Product Description

Experience up to 90K IOPS random write speeds with a Corsair Force Series GS SSD. Powered by SandForce SF-2200 Series controllers and fast Toggle NAND, they deliver blazing fast sequential read and write speeds plus strong random writes for impressive real-world performance.

From the Manufacturer


Experience up to 50K IOPS random write speeds with a 480GB Corsair Force Series GS SSD. Powered by SandForce SF-2200 Series controllers and fast Toggle NAND, they deliver blazing fast sequential read and write speeds plus strong random writes for impressive real-world performance.

Overview

Force 3 Series SSD

Force Series GS Solid-State Drives: Speed for the Real World

Force Series GS solid-state drives are powered by a SandForce SF-2200 SSD Processor and fast Toggle NAND memory for both fast sequential read/write speeds and strong random write speed for impressive real-world performance.

Force 3 Series SSD
Fast random write speeds are also critical to performance you’ll notice on a daily basis.
Fast in a Straight Line, Fast in the Curves

Benchmarks are great, but your PC doesn’t run on benchmarks. Force Series GS has the scores, and the real-world performance to back it up.

Some SSDs are strong performers with sequential read and write speeds, but bog down with random writes. Force Series GS is better. It’s great at both.

Works Even Better with the Latest Systems
Force 3 Series SSD

Force Series GS supports SATA 3 6Gb/s, so you’ll get superior performance from newer notebook and desktop PCs that use the newest standard. It's also fully backward compatible with SATA 2.

Features

Superior Sequential Read and Write Speeds

The first key to real performance is sequential read and write speeds.  You’ll feel the speed when you’re loading and saving large files. Solid-state drives store files in contiguous blocks of memory, so you’ll get nearly instantaneous response when you click that “Load” or “Save” button.

Excellent Random Write Performance

Fast random write speeds are also critical to performance you’ll notice on a daily basis. If you’re running multiple applications at once, odds are that they’re writing small bits of data to the drive with regularity. The fast Toggle NAND memory gives Force Series GS the agility to handle them all without slowing down.

Maintains its Performance Over Time

Force Series GS solid-state drives support 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.

Solid-State Reliability

Because SSDs have no moving parts, they can handle shock, vibration and temperature changes far in excess of traditional 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. It can also save battery life on notebooks.


Contents and Specifications

 
Package contents
  • Force Series GS 180GB 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)
  • Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% RH (-10° to +60° C)
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 3,048 m (up to 10,000 ft.)
  • Maximum Non-Operative Altitude: 12,192 m (up to 40,000 ft.)
  • MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
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

Specifications

Force Series GS 180GB
Force Series GS 180GB
Force Series GS 240GB
Force Series GS 240GB
Force Series GS 360GB
Force Series GS 360GB
Force Series GS 480GB
Force Series GS 480GB
SSD Unformatted Capacity 180 GB 240 GB 360 GB 480 GB
Max Sequential R/W (ATTO) 555 MB/s sequential read
525 MB/s sequential write
555 MB/s sequential read
525 MB/s sequential write
555 MB/s sequential read
530 MB/s sequential write
540 MB/s sequential read
455 MB/s sequential write
Max Random 4k Write (IOMeter 08) 90k IOPS (4k aligned) 90k IOPS (4k aligned) 50k IOPS (4k aligned) 50k IOPS (4k aligned)
Interface SATA 3 6Gb/s SATA 3 6Gb/s SATA 3 6Gb/s SATA 3 6Gb/s
Technology Toggle NAND Toggle NAND Toggle NAND Toggle NAND
Form Factor 2.5 Inch 2.5 Inch 2.5 Inch 2.5 Inch
DRAM Cache Memory No No No No
Weight 80 g 80 g 80 g 80 g
Voltage 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5% 5V ±5%
Power Consumption (active) 4.6W Max 4.6W Max 4.6W Max 4.6W Max
Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep) 0.6W Max 0.6W Max 0.6W Max 0.6W Max
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shock Resistance 1500 G 1500 G 1500 G 1500 G
MTBF 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is an excellent solid state drive that will make you system much quicker booting.
grmears
I now have all my personal computers upgraded to SSD as their boot drives and am very happy with each of them.
Ram-Z
My boot-up time went from 10-15 minutes to 10-15 seconds... Quite an amazing improvement.
Andy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By willie41287 on July 24, 2012
Size Name: 240 GB
First time ever using a SSD for anything and I have to say the Corsair Force GS has made a good impression thus far. I'm currently using it as the boot drive and the time for it to start up is amazingly fast. Also all the programs I have installed (including Windows itself) have been at a much quicker rate than I had expected. So I decided to benchmark the SSD to see what read/write speeds it could achieve.

Note: I am using the ASRock z77 Extreme 4 mobo and an Intel i5-2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz CPU. The SSD is plugged into the SATA3 Intel Controller at 6gb/s.

Using the exact same benchmarking program as Corsair, ATTO Disk Benchmark, and the same parameters that they used, I was able to achieve ~557Mb/s for Read and ~532Mb/s Write. While it is a minuscule amount, I got read and write speeds that were above the advertised speeds, which is a definite plus in my books.

Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase and with what Corsair has done with the SSD, definitely recommend it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jay Brandt on December 15, 2012
Size Name: 360 GB Verified Purchase
Bought this drive because I wanted more speed from my system. I work a lot with Photoshop, 3d rendering packages, etc. and have a good fast processor, video card, and plenty of memory, so the bottleneck for the system became the hard drive. I had a pretty decent mechanical drive before - a WD black SATA III with a 64mb cache - but when I ran tests on my system it was by far and unsuprisingly, the slowest thing in there. So, using some birthday money from the in-laws plus some cash I'd put aside, I bought this drive. Using Ghost, I copied my old drive over (even though it was bigger, I was only actually using about 200GB) and was up and running quickly.

Wow, what difference! Photoshop loads in 3 seconds now instead of 32, Daz studio is up and running in about 7 or 8, Excel 2012 in .4 (yes, that's 4 tenths of a second), Word in a 1.5 seconds. Games run snappier too - they load faster, sure, but many games (at least the MMOs and RTS games I play) can be fairly disk intensive when playing and they've seen a nice pop as well. In the many years I've been playing with computers (since the 70s), this is the single most impressive single-component upgrade I've done since my first hard drive all those years ago.

The other great thing about this drive is how simple and easy it was to work with - it's light, it uses very little power, no special drivers or other twiddling required, just load and go. It's about as easy as it comes.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Vista ron on January 5, 2013
Size Name: 360 GB Verified Purchase
After doing a statistical comparison of feedback numbers for several brands from Amazon and Newegg I went with Corsair which had the highest percentage of positive feedback for the 2 top responses(4-5), at 92% and the lowest 2 responses(1-2) at about 4%. That being said, I own several brands of SSD's and the only one I have had to RMA was a corsair but corsair replaced it with no problems so they get high fives on their RMA process and customer service.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Hebert on April 19, 2013
Size Name: 180 GB
Length: 0:30 Mins
Here is a short video showing the boot speed of this drive using Windows 7, a new Core i5 3rd gen processor and 16gb of RAM. I hit the shift key instead of the enter key the first time, so only count the boot speed once the screen actually changes to the normal Windows boot screen. Thanks! Really no other "reviewing" is necessary other than saying that I had to install Win 7 on my old style regular hard drive first, then format the SSD, then reinstall Win 7 onto it, then format the old style drive as I dont need 2 copies of windows. This thing is really fast as you can tell! This is a hard boot from a computer that was off.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By goat on June 18, 2013
Size Name: 360 GB
Note that with 62% free space remaining, performance is substantially below manufacturer's specifications.
I'm fairly confident that more recent SSDs on the market would retain more performance at this capacity.

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : [...]
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 446.013 MB/s
Sequential Write : 207.598 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 371.131 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 204.888 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 21.148 MB/s [ 5163.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 12.207 MB/s [ 2980.2 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 201.275 MB/s [ 49139.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 64.544 MB/s [ 15757.8 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 38.6% (129.5/335.3 GB)] (x3)
Date : 2013/08/10 22:01:11
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

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Update
I'd recommend for anyone looking to replicate the ram caching feature found on samsung's 840 evo drives to search up 'primocache', which sets aside a customizable portion of your ram as a read or write (or both) cache with the option of also forcing write requests to the cache first to improve write performance.
The write to cache feature is a little bit unstable since the software's in beta, but the default read/write cache option was able to boost sequential read speeds to ~26000 MB/s with fast memory when tested with diskmark - and the software has a couple of other neat features. (not an advertisement, just a suggestion)
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