Corsair Memory 120GB Force Series 3 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive (Read 550MB/s, Write 510MB/s) for £96.99 @ Dabs
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Corsair Memory 120GB Force Series 3 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive (Read 550MB/s, Write 510MB/s) for £96.99 @ Dabs

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Found 11th Apr 2012
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Sorry about another SSD deal, I'm in the market for one at the moment and this is the cheapest on the internet (that I can find) for this drive. Was wondering whether or not this would be a good deal, seems cheap in comparison to others but I know theres a big debate on the reliability of each manufacturer and so on.

Key Points

SATA 3 connectivity-- Works seamlessly with SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) systems
Fast performance-- Quicker boot up, faster application loads and dramatically better system performance
Silent operation--No moving parts means zero noise and high reliability
Low power--Extend battery life for notebook users
Backward compatible--Works with SATA 3Gb/s (SATA 2) systems
Backed by Corsair--A respected name with a passion for great service and support

Features

Sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s
Sequential write speeds of up to 510 MB/s
SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) connectivity
High performance SandForce SF-2200 SSD controller
Native TRIM support (O/S support required)
RAID Support
BGC (Background Garbage Collection)
Increased reliability and quieter operation over standard hard disk drives
Significantly lower power usage than traditional hard drives for increased notebook battery life
2.5" form factor for your portable computer needs
Included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for installation on your desktop computer
Three year warranty

Specifications

Unformatted Capacity: 120GB
Read Performance: 550 MB/s
Write Performance: 510 MB/s
Max Random Write (4K Aligned): 85,000 IOPS*
Form Factor: 2.5"
Interface Type: SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3)
Onboard cache: NA
Operating Temperature: 0C to +70C
Storage Temperature: -20C to +85C
Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (0° to +40° C)
Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% RH (-10° to +60° C)
Maximum Operating Altitude: 3,048 m (up to 10,000 ft.)
Maximum Non-Operating Altitude: 12,192 m (up to 40,000 ft.)
MTBF: 2 million hours
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Good price for a quality SSD. Got this in my PC as a boot drive and it's pretty darn rapid! Pretty noticable difference in game load times compared to a standard HDD, especially Skyrim, etc if that's what you would be looking at it for.
Love this item. best price i have seen.
Total bargain at this price, wouldn't recommend anything else.
Zaim2012

Total bargain at this price, wouldn't recommend anything else.


i would, crucial m4. Best, most solid, reliable ssd going. worth the extra 10-20 quid (sometimes its not even that much, if you catch the right sale)
Sandforce SSD suffer a lot of issues even though its corsair i wouldn't buy it and im in the market to replace my Crucial c-300 at the moment, a week ago the OCZ was £98 and it has exactly the same inside controller.
Damn you Twitter for making me think this was £9.
polly69

Sandforce SSD suffer a lot of issues even though its corsair i wouldn't … Sandforce SSD suffer a lot of issues even though its corsair i wouldn't buy it and im in the market to replace my Crucial c-300 at the moment, a week ago the OCZ was £98 and it has exactly the same inside controller.



Never noticed any issues whatsoever with the older controller, 240GB OWC Merc Extreme Pro, still going strong 2 years later.
lol just paid £106 for this from novatech - had some problems but they were unrelated to the drive
squarehead94

i would, crucial m4. Best, most solid, reliable ssd going.

Intel are the kings of reliability with SSDs.
Agharta

Intel are the kings of reliability with SSDs.



The 330 is up for preorder released tomorrow but no specs as to what it will be using its suggested a sandforce controller aswell so if it is it will be no more reliable than this or the OCZ. The OCZ is available from scan for the same price and next day for those of us that get free delivery. Im torn as to what to buy, my hearts telling me the Crucial M4 its a few quid more has 8gb more space and is reliable or do i take a punt on this or the OCZ or order the intel 330.
Have one of these.
Voted hot.
Put one of these in my own rig, best upgrade I've ever done.
Agharta

Intel are the kings of reliability with SSDs.



Intel are using Sandforce chipsets.
Excuse my ignorance: are these things easy to setup? Would I need specialist software to create an image of my existing boot drive or do I have to install everything from scratch?
Would this work in a i5 Macbook Pro 15"? Been holding out for a great deal like this.
Would this work in a i5 Macbook Pro 15"? Been holding out for a great deal like this.
My one of these failed after 5 months. Corsair don't seem to care.

Buy one if you want. I'd buy a backup drive from another manufacturer at the same time tho.
Good price but i would prefer the samsung 830 price to go down.
Not saying that samsung or crucial is better, i just go with what i learned from the reviews.

But i bet, like me a lot of people out there, wouldn't notice the difference.

Voted hot nice price.
Zaim2012

Total bargain at this price, wouldn't recommend anything else.



Ho ho ho.
rmccawl

Would this work in a i5 Macbook Pro 15"? Been holding out for a great … Would this work in a i5 Macbook Pro 15"? Been holding out for a great deal like this.



Yes - it should work fine. I did a lot of research before buying a few of these about 6 months back and decided based on reading a lot of owner reviews that this was the way to go.

I have one in my MacBook pro (13" mid-2009), one in my partner's MacBook pro (13" mid-2010) and one in our mac mini. All have been flawless and have by far been the best performance upgrade I've ever made to a computer in terms of user experience and general responsiveness.
These offerings need a good sniff-out because for literally a few quid more, one could get the next-step-up, which is the ones with synchronous ram. Gen up on it such that next time around, the makers of alternative expensive bargains will not be selling them for a few quid less. It really is a simple read and not some complex geeky affair which requires one to be a matted-hair, loosely clothed, unwashed, starry-eyed geni-ass to interpret. Synchronous [better] ram vs asynchronous [worse] ram and non-compression of data [jack-of-all] vs compression [master of one] of data.
Super deal. This should be hotter. Stunning deal and without a doubt the best way to increase the speed and responsiveness of you're pc. A must buy for any gamer or video editor.
polly69

Sandforce SSD suffer a lot of issues



What's the issue with Sandforce? I'm sure a few months ago, no-one on here would touch an SSD without it.
PeterNem

Yes - it should work fine. I did a lot of research before buying a few of … Yes - it should work fine. I did a lot of research before buying a few of these about 6 months back and decided based on reading a lot of owner reviews that this was the way to go.I have one in my MacBook pro (13" mid-2009), one in my partner's MacBook pro (13" mid-2010) and one in our mac mini. All have been flawless and have by far been the best performance upgrade I've ever made to a computer in terms of user experience and general responsiveness.



Thanks so much for the response. Just what I needed to hear. Think I will just have to order one
As others have said, the controllers and firmware inside these SSD's are not always the most reliable.

The price is hot, the item, not so much.

New Intel 330 for £10 more I'd classify Sansung and Crucial as the most stable SSD manufacturers, mostly because Samsung make all their own kit, and Crucial are essentially have a whole lot of knowhow and use a more reliable controller.

Can't say what Intels offering is going to be like until the NDA's are released tomorrow, but their after service is superb.


*EDIT* Also, for those with Macs wanting to use it on OS X, please be aware that TRIM is not enabled so you will see a serious slowdown over time, do some research into Trim Enabler For Mac
Edited by: "coolhotcold" 12th Apr 2012
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Had one in my basket while I picked some other items, went to pay and its been taken out of my basket. Now shows page cannot be displayed. So I didn't bother with ordering the other £500+ stuff from them.....
Agharta

Intel are the kings of reliability with SSDs.


polly69

The 330 is up for preorder released tomorrow but no specs as to what it … The 330 is up for preorder released tomorrow but no specs as to what it will be using its suggested a sandforce controller as well so if it is it will be no more reliable than this or the OCZ.


NX3

Intel are using Sandforce chipsets.


Intel use controllers from 3 manufacturers including their own (or possibly more) but it’s the firmware that differentiate them as they tend to validate them a lot more extensively. This is why Intel came to the market much later with SandForce controllers.
You’ll still see the occasional bug with Intel SSDs but all the data points to them being the most reliable brand up until now.
How do the new vertex 4 ssd compare
How do the new vertex 4 ssd compare
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bit pricey just for 120gb, you can get a 1tb one cheaper
shaney1986

bit pricey just for 120gb, you can get a 1tb one cheaper



Yeah try not to compare a standard hard drive to a SSD, its a completely different product!
How come the write speed is so high on this? It's 5 times higher than the Crucial M4. Advertising jiggerypokery?
shaney1986

bit pricey just for 120gb, you can get a 1tb one cheaper



D'oh!
shaney1986

bit pricey just for 120gb, you can get a 1tb one cheaper



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wightmad

Excuse my ignorance: are these things easy to setup? Would I need … Excuse my ignorance: are these things easy to setup? Would I need specialist software to create an image of my existing boot drive or do I have to install everything from scratch?



I set AHCI mode in the motherboards BIOS and then just did a clean install, you could clone your existing drive and put it on here too!

I bought this at £119 about 3 months ago and the difference is awesome, It takes longer for my PC to clear the BIOS than it takes for the PC to get into windows, no reliability issues yet, but keeping my important stuff on a separate mechanical disk just in case

MTBF: 2 million hours



Cold, was wanting 3 million hours.
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