Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD Review
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Specifications, Pricing and Availability
Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of over clockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere.
Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.
Looking over the product specifications as given by Corsair, we find they list compressible reads at 555MB/s and compressible writes at 525MB/s. This is normal for what we would expect for a LSI SandForce Driven drive on 5 series firmware. Looking at the specified Maximum write IOPS we see that they are touting the GS with its Toggle NAND as being capable of a whopping 90,000 IOPS with a 4k alignment, up from the 85,000 IOPS listed for the GT with its synchronous NAND. The drive comes with an industry standard 3 year warranty. We would still like to see a 5 year warranty considering the drive is listed as having a MTBF of 2 million hours. The drive includes a desktop adapter bracket and screws for mounting the drive.
This particular drive has an MSRP on Corsair’s website of $239.99. Amazon lists the drive for 219.99 (click here) which is a very good deal for a top tier drive like the Force GS.