Corsair Force GS 

Released July, 2012
  • 360 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 0 MB
6 Out of 10

Corsair has promised improved performance, especially faster write speeds, but our real-world benchmarks showed very little difference.
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Nevertheless, overall performance is outstanding and leads our performance charts; only Corsair's Marvell-based Performance Pro is 3% faster.
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SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Corsair Force GS

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Force GS
5.8
840 Pro
6.8
4K Random Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Force GS
5.4
840 Pro
7.0
4K Random Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Force GS
5.3
840 Pro
6.3
AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Force GS
7.6
840 Pro
7.9
Passmark Disk Rating, AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

6

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Force GS
6.0
840 Pro
7.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Corsair Force GS

4K Random Read

Force GS
140.38 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
840 Pro
311.34 MB/s

4K Random Write

Force GS
25.23 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the Corsair Force GS


9.4
Right now, the SSD market seems to be experiencing very aggressive pricing, so Corsair needs to adjust its pricing a bit to make the Force GS more competitive in the market in terms of not only performance, but also performance per dollar and gigabyte per dollar.

8.0
It's also a big enough company to be able to really drive down prices.

Overall

8.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Price

That this drive is selling at a 70p/GB rate is incredible considering £170 was the price of a 120GB drive barely a year ago.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2012)
If you are only interested in getting maximum storage capacity for the least amount of money, then this price-per-GB graph should be the one to look at.
by techPowerUp!
OCZ's Vertex 4 also provides the same performance, is $10 cheaper, and comes with a 5-year warranty, whereas the Force GS has only 3 years.
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Performance

It is built on the popular SandForce SF-2281 controller, paired with fast Toggle Mode flash chips, which are a first for Corsair.
by techPowerUp!
That said though it still falls short of what the Marvell and Indilinx-powered Performance Pro and OCZ Vertex 4 manage with their different controllers.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2012)
The Force GT comes with the synchronous style of NAND - the same as in the Marvell-powered Performance Pro - while the Force GS is chock full of the fancy Toggle NAND.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2012)

Capacity

The chips are produced using a 24-nm production process, with each chip having a capacity of 16 GB.
by techPowerUp!
Though as the Indilinx controller doesn't require the same over-provisioning as SandForce versions, there's a little more capacity available, driving down that price/GB metric in favour of the OCZ drive.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2012)

Speed

Toggle NAND offers a similar service to SF-based drives, though is meant to be slightly faster.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2012)
Toggle Mode NAND promises faster performance at lower power consumption.
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Interface

Like most recent SSDs, Corsair's Force GS uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 360 GB
Cache 0 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 2200
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 24 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 3 years
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 80 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 555 MB/s
Random write 90,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.6 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 4.6 Watts
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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