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Corsair 60 GB Force Series 3 SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive - CSSD-F60GB3A-BK

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Capacity: 60 GB

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  • High performance SandForce SF-2200 SSD controller
  • Sequential read speeds of up to 525 MB/s
  • Sequential write speeds of up to 490 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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Capacity:60 GB

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Power Consumption active - 2.0W Max. Power Consumption Inactive - 0.5W Max. Voltage - 5V ±5%. Step up to SATA 6Gb/s performance with a Corsair Force Series 3 SSD. Your system responds better, boots quicker, and loads applications faster. Ideal for notebooks, Corsair SSDs run cooler and quieter than traditional hard drives, using less power.

From the Manufacturer

Force Series 3 solid-state drives offer impressive SATA 3 6.0 Gb/second performance at an attractive price.

Step Up To Solid-State Speed with Force Series 3

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.

One of the best PC performance investments you can make.

You'll be amazed at the improvement over traditional hard drive access times the first time you turn on your computer, and for virtually everything you do with your PC. System startup, application load times, data transfers, and even shutdown times are all faster.

Your system will be more responsive, and you'll be more productive.

Add up all the time you spend all day waiting for your computer — starting up, loading game levels, saving large files and documents — and it can be significant. Using a PC can be a lot more enjoyable when it's not always making you wait.

The power of SATA 3 6Gb/second performance

Great for the latest high-performance PCs.

There's fast, and then there's fast. Force Series 3 SSDs have even quicker read and write times when they're installed in PCs that use the latest SATA 3 interface.

Compatible with SATA 2 3Gb/s.

Haven't yet moved to SATA 3? Like all Corsair components, Force Series 3 SSDs are designed to last through several system upgrades. Adding a Force Series 3 today means that you'll still get incredible storage performance now, and your SSD will be ready for your next upgrade.

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The cost-effective SATA 3 SSD solution.

Choosing a Force Series 3 SSD helps your computing budget go farther. They deliver outstanding SATA 3 6Gb/s performance, with prices that are comparable to lower-performance SATA 2 3Gb/s solid-state drives.

Force Series 3 SSDs are available in unformatted capacities of up to 480GB.

Corsair SSDs: Designed for Performance and Durability

TRIM Support

Force Series 3 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.


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 3 SSD to your desktop PC, use the included 3.5" adapter to mount it in any standard hard drive bay.

Force Series 3 Specifications

Contents and Specifications

Package contents
  • Force Series 3 solid-state drive
  • 3.5" adapter for desktop PCs

Technical Specifications
  • Interface: SATA 3 6Gb/second
  • Storage technology: Asynchronous NAND
  • 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.)

  • 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

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Capacity:60 GB

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M. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars If you switch to an SSD system, you'll never go back to HDD.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 31, 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you switch to an SSD system, you'll never go back to HDD.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 31, 2012
Bought two Corsair Force 3 60 GB SSD to use as my system disk in RAID 0 and I must say I'm extremely happy with the result. My only regret is that I didn't buy the 240 GB ones (they were way too expensive for me at the time).

Obviously using SSDs instead of HDDs works out to be quite a bit more expensive GB for GB, but once you've made the change you'll never want to go back.

I suppose the overall performance also depends on your computer configuration. Mine are connected to an Crosshair IV, Phenom II x6, 16 GB DDR3 & 2 x HD 6850 in crossfire.

The benchmark results using "CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64" are as follows:

Sequential Read : 329.146 MB/s
Sequential Write : 133.969 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 314.903 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 126.460 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 21.773 MB/s [ 5315.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 89.382 MB/s [ 21821.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 40.348 MB/s [ 9850.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 101.001 MB/s [ 24658.4 IOPS]

Test : 4000 MB [C: 94.9% (104.3/109.9 GB)] (x1)
Date : 2012/08/31 14:36:12
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

When I first made the change, it didn't seem that great a difference (apart from instant on, when you return from sleep). You really notice the difference when you have to use a computer with HDD for a while and then go back to SSDs. Everything is just smoother and quicker. I suppose it's a bit like boosting your bandwidth, you never want to go back to a slower speed. Prices of SSDs have dropped quite a bit, whereas HDDs still remain high after the price hike last year, so it's becoming an ever more attractive option.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2013
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 13, 2013
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