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Corsair Force Series 3 180GB Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 26, 2012 4:35 pm
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Corsair



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In order to fully utilize SATA III you need a system with native SATA III support. P67, Z68 and X79 systems are preferred, but AMD has made advances in their newer SATA III systems as well. Older X58 systems with Marvell based SATA III ports do not deliver the same high levels of performance, so we recommend newer systems when available.



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.




With ATTO we see the Force Series 3 180GB meeting the claims set by Corsair. The real story though is the 4K write speed. With the Force 3 we see a 4K write speed of 278MB/s.

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