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Corsair Force 3 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

Corsair's new SandForce controlled Force 3 120GB is currently selling for less than 200 USD, but is it a proper next generation SandForce?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 6, 2011 9:48 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Corsair

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: AVADirect, GIGABYTE, Cooler Master, LSI, Corsair and Noctua.

 

You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.

 

In order to get the most out of the Corsair Force 3 Series drives you'll need a motherboard with native SATA II capabilities.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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Using ATT at its default 4 queue depth we achieved just over 550MB/s read and just under 500MB/s write. Corsair uses a queue depth of 10 and other manufacturers are starting to do the same when quoting their performance figures.

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