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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

Corsair Force 3 180GB SSD

 

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Here we get our first look at the drive. Just like with the packaging, the Force Series 3 is the same throughout the capacity range other than the capacity size label.

 

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Corsair still uses an all-aluminum enclosure just like with the Force GT. Many companies are moving to plastic enclosures but not Corsair, at least not yet.

 

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We've yet to decode all of this string, but the capacity size is easily seen at the beginning.

 

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All of the mounting points are where they are supposed to be so you won't have an issue installing this drive in a notebook or desktop with the included adapter bracket.

 

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Speaking of the adapter bracket, here we see the drive installed in it. The bracket offsets the drive to the side so your SATA power and data connectors will line up with a back plane.

 

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As we've mentioned, Corsair used the SF-2282 controller and paired it with 24 NAND flash chips.

 

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There are twelve NAND chips on each side of the PCB.

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