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Corsair Force 3 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark

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

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



Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

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CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.


Key Features:-


* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* internationalization (i18n)


Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.




In CDM we are looking at the 4K and 4K NCQ performance. This is where we start to see differences between the 25nm IMFT synchronized and a synchronized drives. Since CDM is a synthetic benchmark the results are exaggerated a bit because we are hitting this area a lot harder than you normally would in the real world. I'll explain more on the final page.




I ran this test on three different systems; one based on P67 and two based on Z68. In all of the tests the Corsair Performance 3 hit a brick wall abruptly around 140MB/s. It didn't really matter how many commands we sent to the drive, 140MB/s was the stopping point.

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