Corsair Force F100 

Released March, 2010
  • 100 GB
  • 2.5" SATA II

Usually Dell prices are higher than some of the other online retailers, so it is likely that the $470 price tag will drop and the Corsair will be price competitive with other SSDs that use Sandforce SF-1200 and SF-1500 controllers.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
The Corsair Force series of SSDs are the flagship SSD for Corsair and their performance is impressive as you saw in the benchmark results.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)

Reviews Word on the street for the Corsair Force F100

A new outfit known as Sandforce is popping up in drives all over the e-shop, including Corsair's latest performance SSD, the 100GB Force F100.

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Benchmark Results: For the most part, a nice steady graph line and an average of 232.8MB/s reads show good performance for the Corsair Force 100GB SSD and pretty much what we had seen on the SF-1500 controller as well.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
Corsair's product overview:Fast Performance—Games, applications and files load faster, while your system is more responsive.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
If you take in consideration the overhead required, they actually offer less true actual usable bandwidth.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)


The 200GB version is also listed on Dell's site but cheaper on CompUSA's site for $749.99 and the part number for your reference is CSSD-F200GB2-BRKT.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
Once availability picks up the we expect the price to come down.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
At those prices, it still may be a little steep for some at $4 - $5 per usable GB.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)


I have a feeling this drive may be able to do more but is hitting the ceiling of the 3.0Gb/s SATA II bandwidth.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
If those speeds are attainable by the drive, they will certainly be pushing the bandwidth boundaries of the SATA II ports which top out at 300Mb/s..
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
Whether it's sequential read and write performance, 4k random throughput or real-world app performance, the Force F100 is near the top of the lists.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)


With prices like these on the Corsair Force SSD they face tough competition with competing SandForce based drives like the OCZ Vertex Limited Edition that we recently reviewed here.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
If you are looking for one of the fastest MLC SSD's available without upgrading to SATA 6Gbps hardware, your quest has ended here.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
Legit Bottom Line: Although drive capacity is below some of its peers, the Corsair Force 100GB SSD is certainly one of the fastest SATA II drives available today and shows just how good the Sandforce SF-1200 controller really is.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)


Even with a 64-bit install of Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, MS Office, MS Visual Studio and a long list of other apps, I am running just under 50GB of used space.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
We'll see if the absence of this has an impact on performance but this is the reason for the 100GB capacity rather than the 128GB physically on the drive.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)
The 8GB density Micron MLC-NAND flash chips are arranged in a horseshoe pattern around the controller and mirrored on the back side of the board for a total of 16 chips and 128GB capacity.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 100 GB
Interface SATA II
Interface speed 3 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 1200
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 80 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,000,000 hours
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