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Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 90GB
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Step Up To Solid-State Speed with Force Series 3


One of the best PC performance investments you can make.

You'll be amazed at the improvement over traditional hard drive access times the first time you turn on your computer, and for virtually everything you do with your PC. System startup, game and application load times, file loading, data transfers, and even shutdown times are all faster.

Your system will be more responsive, and you'll be more productive.

Add up all the time you spend all day waiting for your computer — starting up, loading game levels, saving large files and documents, and just moving data around — and it can be significant.

Using a PC can be a lot more enjoyable when it's not always making you wait.



The power of SATA 3 6Gb/second performance


The SATA 3 connection on the Force Series 3 offers up to 6Gb/s speed vs. SATA 2 drives that top out at 3Gb/s.

Great for the latest high-performance PCs.

There's fast, and then there's fast. Force Series 3 SSDs have even quicker read and write times when they're installed in PCs that use the latest SATA 3 interface.

Compatible with SATA 2 3Gb/s.

Haven't yet moved to SATA 3? Like all Corsair components, Force Series 3 SSDs are designed to last through several system upgrades. Adding a Force Series 3 today means that you'll still get incredible storage performance now, and your SSD will be ready for your next upgrade.

Force Series 3: Get more for less.

Choosing a Force Series 3 SSD helps your computing budget go farther. Powered by the SandForce SF-2200 controller, they deliver outstanding SATA 3 6Gb/s performance, with prices that are comparable to lower-performance SATA 2 3Gb/s solid-state drives.

Corsair SSDs: Designed for Performance and Durability


Corsair SSDs are 2.5" wide, the same size as notebook hard drives. An adapter is included for mounting in standard desktop PC 3.5" drive bays.

TRIM Support

Force Series 3 SSDs feature support for 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.


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.

3.5" adapter

The 2.5" form factor allows for installation in most notebook PCs with no adapter required. If you're adding a Force Series 3 SSD to your desktop PC, use the included 3.5" adapter to mount it in any standard hard drive bay.



Force Series 3 Specifications


  Force Series 3 60GB Force Series 3 90GB Force Series 3 120GB Force Series 3 180GB Force Series 3 240GB Force Series 3 480GB
Sequential Read Speed 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 550 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed 490 MB/s 500 MB/s 510 MB/s 520 MB/s 520 MB/s 520 MB/s
Maximum IOPs (4K Aligned) 85K 85K 85K 85K 85K 85K
Form Factor 2.5 inch
Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
Warranty 3 Years

  • newegg Industry-Leading Performance & Endurance Driven by the second generation of SandForce SSD controller SF-2200, the Corsair Force Series 3 is designed and built to unleash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface. The Force Series 3 pushes the limits in both sequential and random data transfer rates, significantly improving your productivity, gaming, multimedia, and overall computing experience. In addition, the SSD controller’s integrated enhanced DuraClass Technology is architected to leverage today’s densest MLC NAND Flash memory, delivering best-in-class performance, endurance, security, and power efficiency in a “DRAM-less”, single chip solution.
  • newegg A Superior PC Experience In addition to enhanced performance, Corsair Force Series 3 SSD promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs provide peace of mind with their superior durability and reliability.
  • newegg Trim Support Force Series 3 SSDs feature support for the Windows 7 TRIM command, which allows them to store only the data they need and perform memory optimization to ensure the fastest possible write speeds.
  • newegg 2.5" to 3.5" Adapter Included The Corsair Force Series 3 SSD features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for compatibility with notebooks and select desktops. A 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket is included with the SSD for compatibility with standard hard drive mounting.

Learn more about the Corsair CSSD-F90GB3-BK


Force Series 3
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For


Form Factor


Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 500 MB/s
4KB Random Write
Up to 85,000 IOPS
2,000,000 hours


SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) connectivity

High performance SandForce SF-2200 SSD controller

Native TRIM support (O/S support required)

RAID Support

BGC (Background Garbage Collection)

Increased reliability and quieter operation over standard hard disk drives

Significantly lower power usage than traditional hard drives for increased notebook battery life

2.5" form factor for your portable computer needs

Included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for installation on your desktop computer


Storage Temperature
-20°C ~ +85°C
Operating Humidity
10% to 90% RH

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Customer Reviews of the Corsair CSSD-F90GB3-BK

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  • Cody S.
  • 4/11/2014 6:55:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSolid Drive

Pros: Got this drive in December 2011 and never had any loss of data right up until it quit. The RMA process took less than 5 mins to fill out. I'm surprised that it lasted this long considering the price at the time.

Cons: Couple weeks ago I started getting blue screens. They would only occur when the pc sat idle for 10-20min. I didn't even notice that it was happening until I checked the log, becuase I was never in the room and it would boot right back to the desktop with no post boot messages. Then this morning I go to boot it up and I get bootmanger not found. Check the bios and it's not listed. Brought it to work and put it in that computer, nothing. Used a usb to sata adapter and still couldn't get it to show up.

Other Thoughts: Luckily I still have 8 months left on my warranty. Filled out an RMA, but it looks like it may take a week or two to get it back with the standard RMA. I dont think the manufacturer is to blame, it's just the result of early technology. I will definately consider buying corsair products again.

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  • Robert J.
  • 1/13/2014 7:44:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSlow

Pros: Reliable

Cons: Slow

Other Thoughts: It's not much faster than my 1 TB WD Black Hardrive. I know more about SSDs now, and I should have RMA'd it right away. Not happy with the performance for what I spent.

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  • Brad O.
  • 12/30/2013 6:51:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood inexpensive OS drive

Pros: Good performance as Windows 7 Pro OS drive, no issues with reliability or data loss in over two years. Until recently, used daily as the OS and frequent applications drive in my development machine.

Cons: Price per GB was high when purchased; for the same price over Thanksgiving weekend this year I bought a 240GB Intel 530 SSD for my gaming machine. Such is the life of the early adopter!

Other Thoughts: Despite warnings in some corners of the internet (and on this site), I have had absolutely zero issues with this SSD. Corsair products on the whole have been very good purchases over the years!

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  • tom c.
  • 5/26/2013 9:57:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDIED no warning all data lost

Pros: was fast -

Cons: died without any warning at all -
BIOS wont even recognize it..
Data lost..

will not buy another SSD from this bran

Other Thoughts: EVEN MY 2 CHEAP Kingston IS STILL WORKING

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  • Brady G.
  • 1/13/2013 4:32:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRecommended SSD

Pros: Fast, Reliable, Easy to install, Stylish, Great operating temperature and humidity range, Sata 3 and 6 connections.

Cons: Disk space is a little low, but getting a more spacey GB drive will fix that for you.

Other Thoughts: Great overall drive, would buy another if it was in the budget at the moment. Hopefully lasts a while.

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  • Brian C.
  • 12/28/2012 8:10:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going strong

Pros: Fast, Still going strong

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I did have to replace this drive a few days after I got it, but it was my fault. At the time of purchase I didn't know about the issue with running Disk Defrag on SSD drives.

It has been going strong for well over a year with heavy daily use.

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  • Sorot p.
  • 12/11/2012 1:03:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFast , die 1 year

Pros: Fast , Easy to installl

Cons: Die easy.

Other Thoughts: Like other owners , This SSD die within 1 year . Just failed , a lot of bad sectors. I will send it for RMA , hopefully will get a good drive back . Look back I should buy an Intel SSD , I have it for 3 years in other PC .

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  • Phillip W.
  • 12/6/2012 3:45:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad drive Bad service

Pros: Fast while it works

Cons: not dependable, terriable customer service

Other Thoughts: My first one died after roughly 11 months sent in for a RMA took 3 weeks to get the new drive it lasted almost 3 weeks then it died. Was told by manufacture that they would send me a shipping label waited 4 days then paid myself to ship it back thats two times at nine fity a pop. 5 days later they got it and still they sent no label to me. Now it has been another 5 days and all the info says is recived. Poor communication from corsair, service reps lie to you about shipping label. You are better off spending a few more dollars for a dependable drive from a company that is honest. If i EVER get this one back and it goes bad i will have to take more drastic measures. I kept copies of all emails and tech reports. Please do yourself a favor and look at a different company.

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  • Randall B.
  • 11/24/2012 10:48:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair Delivers on Quality ... Again

Pros: This speedy 90 GB was my first SSD and while I did RMA my first drive, the second one had the same "problem" which turned out to be the disc my OS was installing from; I have no doubt my first drive would have worked fine. This SATA III SSD is feels like riding in an F1 race car when my friends are riding bicycles. I am planning on buying a second drive for a RAID 0 to increase my storage space soon.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Corsair really feels like the Porsche of the computer world in that the couple extra bucks for performance and quality you put down really DO give you your moneys worth. I have used their PSUs, RAM and now SSDs. I have never once been disappointed with any product from Corsair.

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  • Phillip W.
  • 11/5/2012 10:02:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUNUSALL

Pros: Bought dec of 2011 and installed in wifes laptop she really liked the speed which everything moved.

Cons: Died oct 2011 they recived rma 10-22 shipped out new drive on 10-24 after 10 days of following tracking number it has never been picked up bu ups so i contact them and they said they would take care of it last week. so i wait 4 days and call them back they game me another tracking number said was shipped 4 days ago guess what ran new tracking number and it still says sitting at there warehouse to just label printed.

Other Thoughts: During a RMA i expect to be kept updated not to have to recontac company 3 more times. Even if it was shipped from china should of been here by now. I have read other reviews where they got them with in a couple of days to a week lucky i kept wifes old hard drive so she can at least use the laptop even though she says it is really slow now. Just not sure who dropped the ball on this one i will give it another couple of days if nothing is showing by them might be time to file a complaint with AG or BBB.

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