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Old 01-01-12, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD CSSD-F120GB3-BK

Guys im possibly gonna do a little upgrade to a Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD CSSD-F120GB3-BK Sometime this week just for windows and apps.

Before i do i would like alittle input please. Are the above drives any good? Or are there any other drives of a similar price(120)that you would recommend instead?

EDIT: Sorry just noticed i posted this in the wrong section.
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Old 01-01-12, 02:35 PM   #2
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I have one, love it.
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I have 2x 60GB force 3 SSD's in RAID 0 really good SSD to buy right now
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i have the 90gb, great drive
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Old 01-01-12, 05:15 PM   #5
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For the price I payed for it I have no complaints (It was on special offer @ eBuyer cant remember how much), The firmware is fixed now, before it kept disappearing randomly, So unless it comes with the most recent you need to update asap.
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Default Re: Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD CSSD-F120GB3-BK

Guys i just thought, That SSD says its SATA III yet my board is only SATA II. Would this SSD still run at the stated speeds of:- Read Performance 550 MB/s & Write Performance: 510 MB/s?
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Old 01-01-12, 09:55 PM   #7
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Have the very same drive, for about 6 months now, still rock solid.
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with sata II the drive will max out at less speed probably 250~
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Default Re: Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD CSSD-F120GB3-BK

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with sata II the drive will max out at less speed probably 250~

Yeah googled it, I was a little gutted after finding this out. I thought whats the point in spending money on a SATA III drive and have it go to waist when i can get a cheaper SATA II and get the best out of it.

Then i found out you can actually get a controller card.

StarTech.com 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card.

That sould to the trick right? I should get full speeds of: Read Performance 550 MB/s & Write Performance: 510 MB/s if i was too use one of the above controller cards with the SATA III SSD?
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to quote user review
"The card won't do 6Gbps, it'll do 5Gbps. This is noted in the option ROM for the card whcih you can access by pressing ctrl+M during post.

* The rated speed is for the controller, not for each port. i.e. with 2 drives your max throughput would be 5Gbps, not 10Gbps.

* I found optimum read and write performance using 2 of these cards with 4 SSD. I created 1 raid0 device per card then software raid 0 across the top in Linux. This gave me 760MB/s read and about 550MB/s write."
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Default Re: Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD CSSD-F120GB3-BK

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to quote user review
"The card won't do 6Gbps, it'll do 5Gbps.
The card is advertised as a "StarTech.com 2 Port SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card."

Aint that false advertising? Ill sue there ass.
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Default Re: Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD CSSD-F120GB3-BK

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Those cheap controllers usually suck. Good third party controllers, that are up to the task for those crazy fast SSDs, usually cost more than the SSDs, they're in the $400+ range.

If you plan to upgrade your mainboard/computer to a board with a native Intel SATA 3 controller soon, then go get a SATA 3 SSD. If not, wait.
That's why I'm still rocking my really old SSDs, my board holds me back (I don't want to use the crappy third party SATA 3 onboard controller).
Truthfully i have no intentions in upgrading any part of my system in the near future(bar a SSD). This rig still cuts through pretty much anything i throw at it with ease.
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