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Corsair Force Series GT 180GB Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 9, 2012 8:07 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Corsair

Corsair Force GT 180GB SSD




On the surface the new 180GB Force GT looks like the 120GB and 240GB drives we've already reviewed, but as you will soon see, that isn't the case.




The outside red cover is painted and not anodized. On the back we see the aluminum case cover with the mounting point built into the steel top and side plate.




A silver silk screen on the top shows the capacity size.




All of the mounting points are where they should be for installing this drive into your notebook or adapter bracket.




The SATA power and data connectors are where they should be and the included desktop adapter bracket offsets the drive.




This is where the fun begins. The controller used on this drive is the SandForce SF-2282. The SF-2281 can only communicate with up to 16 chips, but this higher spec model can talk up to 32. Corsair used 24 Micron 25nm synchronous flash chips, 12 on each side on the 180GB model.




Here we see the other 12. I have always wanted to see what a 240GB drive would do with this flash processor unit and 32 flash chips. This is as close as I've come so far.

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