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Corsair Force 2.5
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3 out of 5 eggs Bad controller from Sandforce, good support from Corsair 12/03/2013

This review is from: Corsair Force 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT

Pros: Worked for 2 years in an old PC. Corsair honored the RMA to replace the defective drive.

Cons: Doesn't work in new Haswell-based chipsets. This is due to a problem with the Sandforce SF-1000 series controllers used in many early SSDs, not just Corsair's. The SF-1000 series controllers weren't designed to proper SATA spec, and as a result cause intermittent drive recognition errors with modern motherboards (which more tightly regulate power to the drive).

Other Thoughts: Kudos to Corsair for owning up to the problem and replacing my drive with a newer one based on a different controller.

Boo to Sandforce for designing a faulty controller and doing nothing to fix / support it once the cat got out of the bag. Just say no to drives based on Sandforce controllers.


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Display Name: Michael T.

Date Joined: 10/26/04

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