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Corsair Force GT (2012) 240GB SSD Review - Corsair Force GT 2012 240GB SSD

With little variation in the market we go gaga when something comes along that's different. Designed on a myth, built by enthusiasts and sold like any other SSD, this one is truly different.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 6, 2012 5:37 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Corsair

Corsair Force GT 2012 240GB SSD

 

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The new 32 chip Force GT design looks identical to the older design from the front.

 

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The easiest way to tell if you have a 16 NAND 3/4 PCB Force GT or a new 32 NAND design is on the back. The older 16 chip design has a silver plug right in the middle on the back of the drive and you can see here, the 32 chip design doesn't.

 

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The Force GT, just like the GS, has a standard 9.5mm z-height so these aren't going to work in many of the new ultrabooks. With 32 NAND flash chips the power draw will be quite a bit more too, but as we will show today, the Force GT 240GB is a beast for desktop use.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are offset to the side as they should be and the included desktop adapter bracket also offsets the drive.

 

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A friend on Facebook the other day accused me of sleeping on NAND flash and stuffing my pillow with SandForce controllers. As you can see here, the Force GT 240GB with the new design actually makes such a feat possible.

 

The controller is the part that makes all of this flash possible. The LSI SandForce SF-2282 is rarely used in consumer SSDs, but luckily Corsair managed to find a good use for it.

 

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There is flash everywhere!

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