The biggest complaint about SSDs I read about in forums is their price. Every time I see someone pitching a fit about SSD prices and saying things like, "They are not worth it yet", I know I'm reading a post by someone who has never installed an SSD in their system, ever. A SandForce SSD over 100GB is worth 400 USD in my opinion because you will save 400 Dollars worth of your time every month simply by installing it in your system. I easily save 100 Dollars a week in time just from booting my computer with a solid state drive. The picture editing time is worth even more than that! Luckily for those that talk out of the same end they sit on, Corsair Force prices are nowhere near 400 USD per 100GB these days. With the new F90, Corsair was actually able to get the prices down to less than 200 USD for the new 90GB model, and with it more people can take the plunge and see what all of the fuss is about.
When it comes to performance, the new 90GB Force runs at nearly the same speed as the 120GB drive that we recommend quite often. There were a few places where we could see a difference in the benchmarks, but in real world situations you wouldn't be able to tell one from another. When it comes to the capacity, 30GB might not seem like a lot these days, but when you are starting out with only 120GB of space to begin with things take on a different vantage point. If you are considering a 90GB SSD for your notebook I would suggest you take a look at how much space you are using already and determine if a 90GB SSD would work for you.
Desktop users will be fine with a 90GB SSD boot drive since they have the option of installing other HDDs to compliment their ultra fast boot drive. I'm actually installing the two Corsair F90's in my two identical test systems this week. Both systems have around 40GB of data on them and since I store the test results on a NAS server, their capacity needs rarely ever change. Many people use their computer this same way and don't install or store a lot of extra data on their PC, so a small, very fast boot drive is perfect for their needs.
The biggest news for the new Corsair F90 is still the price. Newegg currently lists the F90 at 189.99 USD. With new SATA 6G drives coming in the next few months the price is only going to go lower, but for now this is your best bet at getting a quality SandForce drive for less than 200 USD.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Hitman PC minimum and recommended requirements are out
- Mad Catz lays off massive 37% of staff despite great Rockband 4 sales
- 6DoF is coming back with Overlord from Descent co-creators
- Save Over 20% on the World's Smallest First-Person-View Drone
- Raspberry Pi gets experimental GPU acceleration, games now playable
- Intel Compute Stick "2" STK1AW32SC 2GB Windows 10 Review
- Cougar 450M Ambidextrous Optical Gaming Mouse Review
- ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Z170 Gaming K4 - Only Posts with one memory stick
- TP-LINK Archer C2600 MU-MIMO Wireless Dual-Band Router Review
- [SSD compatibility question] GA-X58A-UD3R with Samsung EVO Pro SSD
- ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series returns to Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2016
- HIDEO KOJIMA AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO CONFIRMED AS D.I.C.E. SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
- Toshiba Introduces the Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series Solid-State Drive Series
- Thermaltake Kicks Off 2016 MFC (Modding Fighting Championship)
- AMD Offers New Thermal Solutions and New Processors for Reliable, Near-Silent Performance