09 Mar, 2015   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews . Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD Review

Corsair Force series of SSD have been consistently popular with enthusiasts since their initial arrival. Corsair has introduced many Force Series SSD variants, but generally speaking, each one has offered great performance and considered among the best overall values in the consumer SSD segment.

In the review we are testing Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD.

Features

Corsair posts serious performance numbers for the Force GT series: 85,000 IOPS and up to 555MB/s read and 525MB/s write. Featuring a SandForce controller and uses the latest 25nm synchronous NAND flash memory.

Built for speed
You probably already know that solid-state drives are fast. With up to 85,000 IOPS and read speeds of up to 555MB/s, Force Series GT is on another level. Whether you're building the ultimate gaming PC, a monster of a video or photo editing workstation, or you simply crave serious solid state storage performance, this is the SSD you want.

Real-world performance
All the impressive performance numbers translate to this: disk operations up to four times faster than the fastest mechanical hard drives. Starting up your PC, launching applications, loading and saving large files and documents, and just about everything else you do with your PC is faster when you remove the bottleneck of old-fashioned hard drives. The Force Series GT is particularly adept at moving compressed data. You'll appreciate this real-world benefit if you work with music, movie and graphics files.

SATA 3 speed and SATA 2 compatibility
Haven't yet moved to SATA 3? Like all Corsair components, Force Series GT SSDs are designed to last through several system upgrades. Adding a Force Series GT today means that you'll still get incredible storage performance now, and you'll tap into its full performance potential with your next upgrade.

TRIM support
Force Series GT SSDs feature support for the Windows® 7 TRIM command. This allows them to store only the data they need and perform memory optimization to ensure the fastest possible write speeds.

Reliability
Because SSDs have no moving parts, they can handle shock, vibration and temperature changes far in excess of traditional hard drives. That's important for desktop PCs, and essential for notebooks.

Cool and quiet, with low power consumption
Traditional mechanical hard drives spin at thousands of revolutions per minute. This takes power, and generates noise and heat. Since SSDs have no moving parts, there's no noise or vibration, and the lower power consumption helps keep things cool inside your PC.

3.5" adapter
The 2.5" form factor allows for installation in most notebook PCs with no adapter required. If you're adding a Force Series GT SSD to your desktop PC, use the included 3.5" adapter to mount it in any standard hard drive bay.

Specifications

  • Formatted Capacity - 223.57GB
  • SandForce SF-2281 Processor
  • 25nm Synchronous IMFT NAND
  • 555MB/s Read, 525MB/s write, 85k IOPS (240GB Capacity)
  • Power Consumption: 0.6w idle, 2.5w active
  • 240GB, 120GB and 60GB Capacities
  • MTBF - 2 Million Hours
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • 2.5" Form Factor - Includes 3.5" Bracket

Package

Box package with product name, images and some performance data on the front

Basic features on the back of the package

Inside SSD in secured with plastic container along with a 3.5” bracket and screws

Looks

The bright red colour scheme Force GT SSD with product sticker on the top.

The bottom of the SSD is brushed metal, and has simple Phillips head screws.

Side and SATA connector view

Inside

Once dissembled we see that the main PCB is securely screwed to the base plate.

Removing PCB off the base plate we see close together arrangements of the NAND packages.

The LSI SandForce SF-2282 processor is the heart of this SSD, and allows it to communicate with the 32 NAND packages that are populated on both sides of the PCB via 8 channel 4 way interleaving.

NAND modules labeled with part number 29F64G08CBAAB, which are 25nm Micron synchronous chips and 8GB in capacity.

Testing

Test system configuration -

CPUIntel i7-4770K @ 4.6 GHz
BoardAsus Maximus VII Gene
RAM8GB Kingston HyperX Fury 1600Mhz
SSDCorsair Force GT 240GB
Corsair Force GS 240GB
Samsung 830 SSD 256GB
CoolerCorsair H100i
GFXAsus GeForce GTX 980 Strix OC 4GB
PSUCorsair RM1000

Benchmarks

Pros

  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Better write performance than the Corsair Force GS 240GB

Cons

  • No thermal pads for keeping NAND cool

The Corsair Force GT 240GB is an enthusiast-level SSD The model as tested. keeps up with the best-performing offerings on the market today. It has even better write performance than the Corsair Force GS 240GB version. It is lovely in terms of storage performance and one of the fastest SSDs for today's modern age PC

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