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Corsair Force Series GS 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast drive. Great when it works. No BSOD with Windows 7 64 bit doing games, editing, graphic design, and video processing, etc.

Cons: Drive died 2.5 months after using. No clue how. Computer didn't have issues, didn't do anything out of the norm. BIOS just stopped recognizing drive. Trouble shot the heck out of it ranging from BIOS settings to special programs to special hardware connections and nothing would get it to recognize. Also, the back up I made of the drive was corrupt so I lost quite a bit of information ranging from a $10,000 client project to some scripts I've written. Pretty stressful situation that cost me quite the pretty penny.

Other Thoughts: I've read up on these drives and found a pretty large group of people experiencing the same issue. Not just with Corsair but all SSD's. To me, they seem to know about the issue but released these drives anyway knowing people will lose data pretty quick. I've even talked it over with two different tech guys at Corsair and they know about the issues. So why sell the product if you know it is going to break almost immediately? I got the RMA process going, but I'm a bit frustrated over the fact I now have to pay for shipping, then I paid new price for basically a refurbished drive I'll be getting here shortly. Didn't give me a discount or pay for shipping or even offer a data recovery reimbursement plan. If it happens again, I'll be writing off SSD's, regardless of their great speed and reliability with normal operations.

Corsair Force Series GS 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast, worked great when it worked.

Cons: The drive somehow erased its own boot sector. Running a PC, didn't update, shut down the computer after doing some graphic design like any other day, the next morning the drive was gone. BIOS sees it, but can't see what size it is or the information on there. Doesn't see any boot sector on it. Tried repair options through CMD prompt and using the Windows Repair disc. Nothing got it to recognize. Even when the disc is in, windows won't even recognize that the device is there. Lost major client data and about a month of work on the current project. Had drive installed and running for just 2 months.

Other Thoughts: I did some research and apparently many SSD's are frequently eating their own boot sectors. Not sure why, but it seems to be a big issue and Corsair claims to know nothing about it. Maybe I got a bad drive, maybe these SSD's don't have their kinks worked out yet. All I know is I am out a huge paycheck and reputation and all Corsair can do is RMA me a used (instead of new) SSD with the same potential problems.

AMD Phenom 8650 Toliman Triple-Core 2.3 GHz Socket AM2+ 95W HD8650WCGHBOX Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I am not too sure but my computer is reading it as a quad core. May be motherboard. Not sure why this is. May be causing issues too in games as I can't seem to play too many older ones as fast as I should.


Robert H.'s Profile

Display Name: Robert H.

Date Joined: 12/05/06

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 03/19/09
  • Last Review: 03/25/14
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