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Corsair Force Series GS Red 240GB (6Gb/s) SATA 3 SF2200 controller Toggle SSD

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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
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Size: 240 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.
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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 240GB 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

Product Information

Size:240 GB

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Hard Drive 240 GB
Brand Name Corsair
Item model number CSSD-F240GBGS-BK
Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.4 x 1.2 x 4.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.4 x 1.2 x 4.4 inches
Color Red
Flash Memory Size 240
Voltage 5 volts

Additional Information

ASIN B008FSYUO6
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #721 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Solid State Drives
Shipping Weight 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available June 28, 2012

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Size: 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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Size: 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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Size: 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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Size: 480 GB Verified Purchase
When researching SSDs a few years ago I'd read that they had a finite lifespan, especially when running constantly and at high capacity. I even had some friends warn me not to keep anything important on this drive. I really wanted the best performance possible in my Dell XPS 15z laptop and was willing to pay the premium for a larger drive since I only had one available drive bay. The Corsair Force SSD has been nothing but a pleasure since I installed it in my previous laptop close to three years ago. My wife now uses that 'old' laptop and I bought a new, identical drive to put in my new Dell XPS15.

Well, long story short: same deal. Instant start-up, super-fast throughput and solid reliability under constant, heavy use is why Corsair is my goto brand for these drives. I've used OCZ drives with no issue, but, at the time I was shopping around, Corsair had the better price on higher capacity drives, so I took a chance. No regrets and I'll not likely change brands any time soon.

I have redundant backups on all of my systems in as many as 3 different online/offline locations, but, unlike with my platter drives before, I've never had even the slightest hiccup in the years that I've been using this SSD. Well done, Corsair.
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Size: 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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Size: 128 GB Verified Purchase
I have had very good luck with these Corsair Force GS drives. I've used both the 128 and 240GB models without any issue at all. These SSD's have amazing performance and seem to be very reliable. I swapped out several failing OCZ Vertex's, which were crap, with these and immediately saw improvements in both performance and reliability. I'll continue using these whenever I have the choice.

I only benchmarked the 240GB model, but the benchmarks aligned with the speeds that Corsair claims. Using SATA 3 6Gbps rather than 3Gbps made a significant performance difference as well.
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