Introducing the Corsair Force
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Corsair has a pedigree that few other manufacturers can rival. Its products have always been associated with quality, and for the most part this reputation has been well earned. Today we are looking at the Force 120; not Corsair’s flagship SSD but a model that’s keenly priced and still extremely rapid for those without motherboards equipped with 6Gb/s SATA ports.
As with the G.Skill Evo also recently reviewed, the Force is based upon the SandForce SF-1222 controller, but couples it with an exclusive Corsair firmware and different NAND Flash chips. The capacity of the Force is marketed as 120GB, but the formatted capacity available to users is 112GB – the same as the recently reviewed OCZ Vertex 3.
Corsair’s F120 is shipped in the now familiar matt black 2.5” enclosure, adorned only with a monochrome information sticker.
As well as the drive itself, Corsair provides an installation bracket and mounting screws inside its compact but smart looking box. With an identical choice of controller we were expecting very similar performance to the G.Skill Phoenix Evo, but the Force proved to be quite different when examining the results from our benchmark suites.