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Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: ATTO says 500+ in both sequential read and write scores.

Cons: Doesn't work. Not just my unit, all of them.

I bought the 1121 version of this drive which gave me a lockup/BSOD nightmare. All drives were recalled.

I was sent the 'fixed' 1123 version, and it is NOT fixed. It is another BSOD nightmare. I have now re-installed Windows and all my settings a second time (which took what seemed like forever), and RMA'd it again. I had to pay shipping to Newegg a second time. Corsair should offer a trade in for their Force GT model, and they DO NOT. Why not? I paid for a 120gb SATA III. Send me one that works. It's just adding insult to injury when you have a functioning SATA III drive in your product line, and refuse to give it to loyal customers who bought a version that doesn't work. I know Corsair is "working diligently to resolve this issue", frankly, I don't care. If you want to resolve my 'issue', send me a drive that works. I'm not a Beta tester, and if I were, I wouldn't pay a couple of hundred bucks for that privilege.

Other Thoughts: Thankfully, Newegg is doing what Corsair won't. Replacing it with a working drive. I had to pay the difference, but at least I have a chance my third drive will work. Corsair should be eating that difference, not me. It's the least they can do after 20+ hours of trouble shooting and offering no remedy.

Using a Gigabyte Z68MX.

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ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Silent Beast of a card! Not all of us choose a massive cooler for overclocking! Some of us choose it for silence.

I'm glad I chose this over the passive 6850 I was considering. I can play Crysis for hours at max settings, and the card is inaudible from where I sit 3 feet away. Fans spin approx. 1100 rpm and kick up only slightly after hours 3D gaming, still remaining inaudible from 3 feet away. I don't know if the computer is on without looking at the power LED on my case.

Cons: Pricey. But if you consider you a purchasing a video card AND a specialty cooler, it kinda offsets the premium. Kinda...

Takes 3 slots, and is long, and heavy, but if you purchased this card, you saw the dimensions. I gladly forfeited my unused pci slots and unused space in my case for a 5 star component such as this.

Other Thoughts: If you choose a passive video card, you will still need a case fan in order to keep temps down, so why not a more efficient localized fan? I put this card in a Silverstone Ft-03, in which I removed ALL case fans. Perfect compliment to the passive Thermalright HR02 heatsink, and the (part-time passive) Corsair AX750. A silent-PC enthusiast would love this component.

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LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner(Slot-load) 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM SATA Model DC-8A2SH
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works in Windows 7

Cons: The Cable! You'll need a MICRO-SATA CABLE to use this drive . I had received all the components to my new build, and had to wait 2 more days to use it because I couldn't load my OS without that blasted cable! Sata power connector and sata cable will not fit the ports.

Sounds like a jet engine. It is by far the loudest thing in my otherwise silent PC. But then again, how often will the average user load a disc?

Other Thoughts: Fits in my Silverstone FT-03 case that requires a slim slot-load drive.

Sounds like a jet engine. It is by far the loudest thing in my otherwise silent PC. But then again, how often will the average user load a disc?

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Display Name: michael r.

Date Joined: 05/30/11

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 07/03/11
  • Last Review: 07/09/11
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