Corsair deserves kudos for the design of the exterior case as well as its their choice of color for the GT. The trace captures the heavy read activity of each game loading from the start, as well as textures as the game progresses. Further, the consumer gets more choice, being able to step up in smaller increments as budget allows. For this reason we turned to our StorageMark traces, which include HTPC, Productivity, and Gaming traces to help readers find out how a drive might rank under their conditions. It helps when comparing drives in every setting possible, but it doesn’t exactly work out into faster everyday usage or better game loading times. Les Tokar July 9, Leave a comment.

That’s exactly what happens in the enterprise, so it shouldn’t be terribly surprising to see consumers following down that path as well. Well QNAP has one on offer. Specifications and architecture Here’s where we’ll look a little deeper inside the actual product. Although I awarded our Editors Choice award to the Force Series 3 in its review, the truth is that it does not handle incompressible data as well as todays premium and more expensive SSDs. Let’s dive into the results to find out. The trace captures the heavy read activity of each game loading from the start, as well as textures as the game progresses. There is a clear advantage to the larger capacity SSDs for write-heavy workloads. But what happens when we apply our entire suite of performance benchmarks, including rigorous steady state tests, to all six SSDs?

I will get to GT performance soon enough but lets suffice to say price equates to performance with these drives.

Corsair Force Series GT (120GB)

srries But what happens when we apply our entire suite of performance benchmarks, including rigorous steady state tests, to all six SSDs? There is a clear advantage to the larger capacity SSDs for write-heavy workloads. The exterior casing is of two piece metal and held in place by 4 screws. Lets venture out of the norm just a bit and, in evaluating the Force Series GT, pit it directly against the Force Series 3s benchmarks to ensure the consumer can decide which SSD is best for their needs.

The first real-life test is our HTPC scenario. In a file server setting, the GB model took the lead, offering steady-state transfer speeds of This statement may result in purchases by those who simply dont know that the SATA 3 SSD is downward compatible and may be upgrading in the near future. For all intents and purposes this test shows drive performance under normal daily activity for most users. In this trace we recorded 2,MB being written to the drive and 1,MB being read.

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In a read-only webserver profile, the GB model offered nearly double the performance of the other Force GTs. Les Tokar July 9, Leave a comment. If you are one to believe that that color alone could not sell a product, guess again. Max latency is also important, although that number can change as the NAND wears over time. The trace captures the heavy read activity of each game loading from the start, as well as textures as the game progresses.

Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Review

We’ve now physically and mechanically g that threshold. In this trace we recorded MB being written to the drive and 7,MB being read. Let’s dive into the results to find out. Lower numbers are better, since it means less wait time for activity to process.

Here’s where we’ll look a little deeper inside the actual product. The cssd-f120gngt-bk thing from our perspective is performance. Switch to 4K and that’s where there’s clearly seres penalty for the largest GB capacity. There are several reasons for this, but in the SandForce world, it’s generally because the GB capacity is the fastest due to NAND die configuration.

What’s that about you might wonder? In our ramped 4K read and write tests, the GB Force GT revirw in near the top again in read speed, but fell behind the pack in write speed. If a consumer can make an argument to step from the 60GB to 90GB Force GT because the price delta is so minor, are there implications on performance as vorsair In an enterprise setting, initial burst is hardly relevant if after one hour of use the drive will never see that speed again.

Corsair deserves kudos for the design of the exterior case as well as its their choice of color for the GT. More importantly, it will reign in those who just want the newest and best in SSD technology. In this trace we recorded 4,MB being written to the drive and 2,MB being read. DDR interface offers higher performance than the asynchronous interface.

Corsair Force GT GB SSD review – Specifications and architecture

For the sake of easy comparison, we broke out repeating and random values into different charts. We’re breaking down the entire performance profile of all capacities the GT comes in to finally get a clear picture of not just the GT’s performance profile, but the SandForce SF controller coupled with 25nm synchronous NAND as well.

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Once the GB review is complete, we try to come back and get the more mainstream GB capacity as well, due to its favorable price point.

This comment form is under antispam protection. While it could be argued that there’s not enough price difference at the lower end to justify so many options, the bottom line is that it’s not terribly onerous to make drives in all of these capacities.

Even though the Corsair Force GT GB SSD had the lowest rated read and write speeds, it still led the pack in both read and write speeds in our sequential transfer test. These reviews, while detailed and informative, don’t analyze an entire families’ scope of performance though. Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z Review. All tests are performed in steady-state. While it may be easy for many to look at this batch of data and shrug shoulders, sophisticated SSD buyers who understand their workloads can definitely start to find sweet spots in different SSD capacities that use the SandForce controller at least.

The product can utlize that all-new SATA 3 interface. In a large-block random transfer setting, the GB model took the lead, maintaining the strongest performance with both repeating and incompressible data.

We start off with measuring peak sequential read and write performance using IOMeter with a large-block transfer. Specifications and architecture Here’s where we’ll look a little deeper inside the actual product. I had always wondered if these security seals could be removed and replaced safely when heated up and ventured to answer that question with the Force Crosair SSD.

Home Lab Deep Dive: For the average consumer, trying to translate random 4K write speeds into an everyday situation is pretty difficult.