- Brand Name: Corsair
- Model Number: CSSD-F90GBGT-BK
- Hard Disk Size: 90 GB
- Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
- Item Display Weight: 200 grams
Corsair Force Series GT Red 90GB (6Gb/s) SATA 3 SF2200 controller Synchronous SSD (CSSD-F90GBGT-BK)
- 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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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.
---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.Read more ›
- 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.Read more ›
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I've been using this drive for a few years now without a hiccup. I finally upgraded to a 500GB because with 120GB I was constantly short on space. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dan Johnson
very fast, I had to buy 2 more for other games and operating system, Highly recommendPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The first one died 1 month before the warranty end, then I send it to carsair and they send me a new one or refurbished and this died after a few months. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eder
second drive that has crashed. Solid state just doesn't last like traditional drives.Published 7 months ago by Brian Martinez