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Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 120GB
  • 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 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-F120GB3A-BK

General

Brand
Corsair
Series
Force Series 3
Model
CSSD-F120GB3A-BK
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
120GB
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 510 MB/s
4KB Random Write
Up to 85,000 IOPS
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
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

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
130 mA
Power Consumption (Active)
600 mA
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-20°C ~ +85°C
Operating Humidity
10% to 90% RH

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the Corsair CSSD-F120GB3A-BK

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  • Perry L.
  • 8/1/2014 12:19:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs3 Dead Ducks

Pros: Nice light drives.

Cons: All 3 drives that I ordered are not recognized by the computers I am using here. I have tried in 2 different Dell laptops and a desktop HP. In all cases, the BIOS will not recognize the drives. Even using a USB to SATA cable shows nothing. BIOS set to ACHI, etc...

Other Thoughts: I am confused as to the probability of 3 dead drives.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We're sorry for the inconvenience. For a replacement, please contact us directly at 888-222-4346 or submit a ticket at corsair.force.com and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • kale w.
  • 3/13/2014 12:57:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked for 2 years.

Pros: Worked great for 2 years then died.

Cons: Buy two, then back each other up. Expensive.

Other Thoughts: I thought SSD's were supposed to be reliable and long lasting? I've never had a hard drive fail until now and in only 2 years? It is still under warranty but do I want to trust a replacement with my data to something that failed so soon? It's going to cost a bunch to try and retrieve my data which is not covered in the warranty.

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  • Daniel G.
  • 12/26/2013 10:13:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead

Pros: Fast start up.

Cons: Died after a year. PC won't recognize the drive anymore. For the $170 that it cost me, I would suggest staying away from this one.

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  • Joshua V.
  • 8/2/2013 2:26:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: It is fast, it was a easy install. When I first installed Windows 7 the computer would turn on and be logged on in 6 seconds.

Now the SSD is almost full and it takes about 9 seconds to get to the start scree.

As soon as it's on click away and things open, no waiting for things to load in the background.

I restart my pc maybe once a month, it stays on 24/7 and I have never gotten any Blue Screens of Death in over a year of using this SSD.

Cons: Big enough to hold Windows 7 and some important programs but need more space.

Other Thoughts: On my next purchase I will get a SSD with more space. I did not realize how much space Windows 7 would take up almost 1/3 of the drive space.

I would recommend a 240gb.

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  • L S.
  • 5/11/2013 10:23:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroke after a year

Pros: Fast. Good deal at the time of purchase.

Cons: Broke after a year. Computer no longer recognizes the drive on a consistent basis. My other SSD in same SATA port works with no issues. Have to restart several times before computer will recognize it. I may have gotten a dud, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

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  • Aaron H.
  • 4/14/2013 8:20:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Extremely fast while it lasts.

Cons: Since buying this SSD a little less than a year ago, I've had two drive die on me. One second everything is working fine, and the next windows locks up, and the SSD no longer appears in BIOS. First drive lasted around 5 months, and the second made it 6 months before dying. Unfortunately, there is no warning about any sort of problems with the SSD prior to the drive failing completely, so you do not want to store anything important on the drive.

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  • randy t.
  • 3/2/2013 9:31:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works good no bsod just over 1 yr has not slowed down running on sata 2 mb pcie controller card

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: will move to my new build sata 3 6gb would buy again and recommend

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  • Mitchell K.
  • 2/28/2013 9:42:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasts

Pros: The drive ran perfectly for the time I had it with no problems at all. Booted fast and always worked.

Cons: This SSD, along with it's many cousins, had a limited run. The drive died on me after 7 months. I knew some drives would crash but I had no idea it would be this soon. I'm going back to good old HDDs.

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  • Alan V.
  • 2/23/2013 7:02:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsCorsair ssd

Pros: Fast, decent price, quiet.

Cons: It freezes once in a while.

Other Thoughts: it's been about 6 months. Hope it lasts a year for me. Maybe should have bought a different brand...

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  • Michael M.
  • 2/10/2013 1:38:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointment! You will need to replace this drive, it seems.

Pros: This drive is fast and responsive when it works.
The 120 gb hdd is enough to hold most programs and multiple OS.

Cons: The drive died within a year.

Woke up one morning, BIOS does not recognize upon boot, is not recognized by other computers, and now I am at the mercy of the RMA process to get me up and running again.
Unfortunately, I have heard that this is a long process with Corsair, so I may be out of a computer for a while.
I will try to report back when my RMA is complete, so others can know if the experience is a miserable one or not.
If the process is painless, this drive may still be a good buy.
It's up to the customer service now.

But even so -
Do not save anything important and irreplacable on this drive, or you are asking for tears on your pillow.

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