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Corsair Force Series GT Red 90GB (6Gb/s) SATA 3 SF2200 controller Synchronous SSD (CSSD-F90GBGT-BK)

by Corsair
4.5 out of 5 stars 277 customer reviews

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  • High performance SandForce SF-2200 SSD controller
  • Sequential read speeds of up to 555 MB/s
  • Sequential write speeds of up to 505 MB/s
  • Works seamlessly with SATA 6Gb/s SATA III systems
  • Backward compatible-Works with SATA 3Gb/s SATA II systems
  • Included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for installation on your desktop computer
  • BGC (Background Garbage Collection)
  • Three Year Warranty
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Technical Details

Size: 90 GB
  • Brand Name: Corsair
  • Model Number: CSSD-F90GBGT-BK
  • Hard Disk Size: 90.00 GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
  • Item Display Weight: 200 grams

Product Description

Size: 90 GB

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.

Product Details

Size: 90 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 1 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B005HG4T0E
  • Item model number: CSSD-F90GBGT-BK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 12, 2011

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Size: 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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Size: 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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Size: 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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Size: 120 GB Verified Purchase
I had waited long to buy a SSD Unit, I was looking for a 120GB or 128GB size as I think is enough room for the OS and a lot of applications. I read all the reviews I found on tech review sites, I compared this unit to other brands and arrived to the following conclusions:

- Crucial m4: Not so reliable after the recent BSOD issue, more expensive.
- Samsung 830: Similar performance, reliable but more expensive.
- Ocz Vertex 3 MIOPS: Stellar performance, unsure of reliability.
- Ocz Octane: Slower performance for 120G unit, 512GB too expensive.
- Intel 510: Solid reliability, but slower and way more expensive.
- Adata s511: Similar to Vertex3 but more expensive.

So after considering all this units I came to the conclusion that the best 120GB unit as of right now was the SandForce based Corsair Force GT for $174.99, I was a little concerned about the BSOD issues, but with the firmware v1.3.3 every thing is resolved now. A couple of months ago I got a new DELL E6520 laptop at work which came with a good 320GB WD Caviar Black, but I wanted to experience the speed that SSDs offer, and I got to tell you wow! what a mayor difference this new technology makes! my win7 boot time went from 1min 30sec down to 30sec... I was desperate to test this baby so I used Acronis True Image Home 2012 (which I got to make image backups of my WD drive) to clone my HDD, it only took 8min to clone my 30GB full system to the Force GT.

It's been a week now since I cloned my drive and I just love the performance this SSD has to offer, I now keep my WD as a second drive for all other data with Shared eSATA Cable for 2.5" SATA Laptop Hard Drive.
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