Corsair Force 3 60GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review

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Growing up a fan of the James Bond movie franchise, I’ve always been drawn by the intrigue of his little gadgets more so than the complexity of cold war espionage. He always had technology that was exotic and beyond the reach of average consumers. You can’t exactly go down to your local car dealer and pick out an amphibious car today but the more practical technologies that were showcased in old Bond movies have eventually become part of our daily lives. In fact, in one of the latest Bond movies, the most high-tech gadget he had was a cellphone. Practical science fiction eventually becomes science fact and complex machines are simplified down to be maximally minimal.

 

Take a look at storage technology through the years, for example, back when computer systems took up entire rooms and the process of moving hard drives from one area to the next required wheels and a hernia truss. After 40 years, hard drives are able to store a lot more for a lot less space and at a much affordable price. Hard disk drive technology, however, has reached a point where the original design can only be improved upon so much, and for major gains in storage performance to happen, a different method of data storage is needed. With no moving parts and ultra-fast access times, Solid State drive technology is the solution that leap frogs over traditional platter drives and are increasingly becoming much more affordable for the mainstream market.

 

The Corsair Force 3 60GB drive is a 3rd generation SSD that offers high performance for a relatively low price. The Corsair Force 3 60GB SSD is equipped with a 2nd generation Sandforce SF-2281 controller paired with Asynchronous NAND technology, allowing it to reach 550 MB/s sequential read and 490 MB/s sequential write speeds. The Corsair Force 3 series of SSDs also come in 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB configurations, depending on the user's budget and needs. These Force 3 SSDs are designed for performance and reliability, operating on SATA 3 6Gb/s transfer rates, and are Windows 7 TRIM capable.

 

 

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