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Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA III
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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.

Reliability

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 SATA 3 Compliant Force Series 3 SSDs have even quicker read and write times when they're installed in PCs that use the latest SATA 6Gb/s interface. However, it is also backward compatible with SATA 3Gb/s.
  • 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 SSD Benefits - Cool and Quiet, with Low Power Consumption SSDs have no moving parts so they can handle shock, vibration and temperature changes far in excess of traditional hard drives. Also, there's no noise or vibration, and the lower power consumption helps keep things cool inside your PC thanks to this feature.
  • newegg 2.5” to 3.5" Adapter Included 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.

Learn more about the Corsair CSSD-F240GB3-BK

General

Brand
Corsair
Series
Force Series 3
Model
CSSD-F240GB3-BK
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
240GB
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Weight
80g

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 550MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 520MBps
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Random Write 4K: 85,000 IOPS (Aligned)

S.M.A.R.T. Support

Step Up To Solid-State Speed with Force Series 3
- One of the best PC performance investments you can make.
- Your system will be more responsive, and you'll be more productive.

The power of SATA 3 6Gb/second performance
- Great for the latest high-performance PCs.
- Compatible with SATA 2 3Gb/s.

Get more for less
- The cost-effective SATA 3 SSD solution.

Corsair SSDs: Designed for Performance and Durability
- TRIM Support
- Reliability
- Cool and Quiet, with Low Power Consumption
- 3.5" adapter for desktop PCs

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.5W
Power Consumption (Active)
2W
Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the Corsair CSSD-F240GB3-BK

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  • Joel N.
  • 12/17/2013 6:17:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive Until It Dies.

Pros: Had this in my laptop as the boot drive. Boots Win7 very fast. Drive overall is very fast for anything you'd throw at it.

Cons: Died without warning. Had the drive for about 10 months, worked great. Turned on the computer in the morning worked fine. Shut down, to eat breakfast. Came back and it was dead. Wouldn't show up in BIOS and when plugged into my laptop, would interfere with the DVD drive as well as my secondary 500 gig mechanical drive. Sent back for RMA and replacement.

Other Thoughts: It appears as though this drive is susceptible to a higher rate of failure. Just read through the reviews. One moment it is working fine and then, poof, it's gone.

This is the first hard drive (mechanical or SSD) that has ever failed on one of my personal computers. It is a bad feeling when you go to boot and nothing happens. And all your data is gone. Fortunately the bummer was lessened as I only used this primarily as my Win OS drive and used my 500 gig for data which was all ultimately intact.

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  • Andrew R.
  • 10/17/2013 6:00:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: Fast

Cons: I've had this drive over a year now and I have needed to RMA it 4 times. The drive works for a few months and then poof it is gone. You have to pay return shipping and wait a week or two for a replacement.

Other Thoughts: I wish it was reliable. I switched back to my old velociraptor...

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  • Michael A.
  • 10/11/2012 10:22:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

Pros: - Speed
- Stability
I purchased this for a new build in Feb '12 and have had 0 problems since then. 8 months solid performance and stability.
I installed Win7 easily and quickly, have filled the hard drive to only 30GB free with no slowdown like others claim on SSDs in general. I would recommend this to anyone with the money.

Cons: - Cost
For the price, there are other SSDs in the same category and better for much cheaper. Anymore, SSD pricing is very close to and under the 1/1 for $/GB.
Though I recommend it for my experience, I would suggest shopping for better pricing.

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  • Andrew A.
  • 9/26/2012 12:31:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME!!

Pros: Very fast and I have had no issues since updating the firmware when I first fot the drive. 35 seconds from pushing the power button to usable desktop.

Cons: The only thing I think I could list as a con is that you have to do a firmware update before using the drive in order to get the advertised speeds and for the drive to run properly.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/23/2012 9:15:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsimpressed but flustrated

Pros: Drives fast... Love the 3.5 adapter it came with small compact not so bulky like the normal 3.5 drives my first SSD went with cosair because the seem to have qaulity stuff...

Cons: it came with the 1.3.3 firmware but did not reconize my drive had to put it in a older 3GB sata connection to get it to show up. then had to use win 7 disk to craete a partition and format itr to be able to set up the new PC took around 2 hours to get it all figured out and going... not happy with that.

Other Thoughts: Should of came formated might have made my stress level go down a tad

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  • Michael O.
  • 4/13/2012 7:36:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

Pros: Installed this in my new laptop. Everything worked great and was easy to setup. Computer boots and has all startup programs loaded within 15 seconds(antivirus, drivers etc.). Which is a major improvement over the HDD that was in it. Great price for the performance.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Corsair is a great company that backs their products.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/27/2012 5:27:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggscorsair SSD's 240G

Pros: Fast and easy to install.
Comes with a mounting Brack
Stable

Cons: Price - Goes for all SSD’s at the moment.
I am currently not having any issues with them. They are running fast and stable with no errors (knock on wood) so far! The only thing that I wish is that they would come down in price, but I do not see that happening with any SSD any time soon. :(

**Looks like the price has dropped by about $30.00 since when I purchased these.

Other Thoughts: I decided that my Desktop needed an upgrade in the speed department so I Purchased two 240 Gig. Force 3 SSD’s. This version is the re-released/updated Force 3 series.. I am fairly new to installing SSD’s so this is my first shot at it. It was easy and straightforward like installing a standard HDD. So far they have been working great, my OS is on one and I keep my games and everything else on the other. I have noticed my boot time a lot faster than it was with my HDD, My games also boot faster! The SSD’s come with a mounting bracket which made for a quick and easy installation. I wasn’t trying to stuff them in whatever spare space I had available in my case.

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  • zachary m.
  • 3/25/2012 12:05:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love it

Pros: Stupid fast

Cons: Price droped 35 dollers 3 weeks later :(

Other Thoughts: Drop to 200 and ill order another

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  • Anthony N.
  • 3/15/2012 2:04:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsfast

Pros: Works straight out of the box. It loads the computer in about 3 seconds.

Cons: The adapter isn't very good. I couldn't put the ssd on the adapter to go in the hot swap sata drive of my Corsair 800D case.

Other Thoughts: So far so good.

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  • George I.
  • 3/6/2012 11:31:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks flawlessly

Pros: Took boot times for Windows 7 on my parents' system down from 3 minutes to 30 seconds. Everything opens nearly instantly, which is to be expected from an SSD.

Came with the latest firmware, which is always -really- nice to have.

Cons: Formatted to show 223GB, but I kept my parents' 1.5TB hard drive in their computer, so it won't run out of space any time soon...

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