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Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-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 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 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-F240GB3A-BK

General

Brand
Corsair
Series
Force Series 3
Model
CSSD-F240GB3A-BK
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

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

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 520 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

Max Random Write based on out-of-box performance with IOMeter08

Environmental

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-F240GB3A-BK

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  • Jarret B.
  • 5/17/2014 11:03:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: After buying this I now feel like I have to buy many more of them whenever I use someone's computer.

Cons: It has made me very impatient with other computers

Other Thoughts: So far I bought my grandmother one, my brother bought one, and my friend bought one. Next person I plan to buy one for is my dad.

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  • richard w.
  • 8/9/2013 3:35:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 Year Lookback

Pros: The speed and reliability of these SSD's are fantastic.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: A year after purchasing these to replace my raptor hard drives and I couldn't be happier. These SSD's continue to perform and provide a quality computing experience.

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  • Chad A.
  • 8/6/2013 11:07:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Works well. Is really fast.

Cons: Can't really think of any.

Other Thoughts: I bought this about a year ago and I thought I would report back for any would be buyers. I installed this in my desktop computer for games that are really taxing on the system. I discovered that MMO's I was playing worked so much better on this. I haven't had any issues with this hard drive in the time i've had it. It was easy to install once I had the correct wires and just mounted the hard drive in the desktop no sweat.

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  • Philip Z.
  • 7/18/2013 11:44:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslaptop ssd

Pros: works well, does not get hot, benchmarked well, and was compatible/worked on my 5 year old motherboard without issues.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: benchmarked against a seagate 7800 rpm 1tb 64mb cache disk drive on same machine.
seagate read/write -> ssd read/write in mb/s
seq = 112/111->211/238
512k = 31/51k -> 194/235
4k = .4/.8 -> 20/64
4k QD32 =1.7/.9 -> 130/188
benchmark taken using crystaldiskmark 3.0.1 x64 on a 64 bit win 7 pro machine. with a 5 year old motherboard and a first gen bloomfield i7.

ssd ended up in my laptop, which had similar results; brought new life to it. non bios - OS boot time dropped from 43 to 29 seconds

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  • Ian S.
  • 5/15/2013 9:00:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked fine for 11 months

Pros: It was a fine SSD. No issues while it worked.

Cons: Stopped working after 11 months. This is the first time I've had a negative experience with a Corsair product, and I figured that for $200 I'd be getting more than a year of usability.

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  • Lance S.
  • 2/24/2013 11:27:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Fast and quiet
Big enough for the price

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Not sure why this happens but if you happen to have a marvell chipset that controls your sata ports and your ethernet ports on your motherboard, you might have speed issues with this drive. To remedy this, you have to get a motherboard with a different type of chipset.

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  • Christian T.
  • 1/22/2013 10:30:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast

Cons: Windows 7 freezes.

Other Thoughts: Since I installed it, I noticed that my Windows 7 hangs without a warming which makes computing very frustrating. Will not recommend this product. Time to look for another SSD. :(

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  • Martin B.
  • 1/22/2013 12:14:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCorsair Force Series 3

Pros: Fast, worked great for six or seven months and no longer $500 for a 240GB SSD? Lets face it only lasted SEVEN MONTHS! I gave an extra star for Corsair RMA in 10 days though still have not received it yet. Except they have had a high failure rate with this drive and I lost some minor information that was not backed up or encrypted.

Cons: I began to trust it until Failed; turned into a brick after about seven months! Now it is a discontinued model, I wonder why? Newer replacement model; another model Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-NB 2.5" 240GB has only four reviews and been only out for four months? I was / am indecisive about doing a RMA and just take the loss; have to hope and trust Corsair shredded any info on drive?

Other Thoughts: Op's I did not set up Encryption on this extra (brick) drive yet; do not make my mistake use Encryption on all SSD's! I was / am indecisive about doing a RMA considered just taking the loss; have to hope and trust Corsair shredded any information on drive? RMA 10 days ago: is good sent out new one today; seem to be sending me the newer model? Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-NB 2.5" 240GB kit has only four reviews and been only out for four months, wish me luck?

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  • Nicole B.
  • 1/20/2013 7:07:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Got it for gaming and it cut down my load time by over half!!!

Cons: None

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  • Jonathan A.
  • 12/13/2012 2:11:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the purchase

Pros: Great SSD. Speeds as advertised at a substantial price for the size and brand. Would recommend.

Cons: None that I can see.

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