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Corsair Force Series 3 SSDs Hit 550r/520w MB/s

Corsair has introduced the Force Series 3 (opens in new tab) family of solid-state drives to its lineup. These SATA 6.0 Gb/s drives feature the SandForce SF-2281 SSD controller with out-of-box read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively, and an impressive 85000K IOPS.

The Force Series 3 package also include a 3.5" adapter for those who wish to anchor the drive inside their desktops.

Force Series 3 solid state drives will be available worldwide this month from Corsair's network of authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $139 USD for the 60GB model, $219 USD for the 120GB model and $499 USD for the 240GB model.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • rantoc
    Sweet!
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  • NuclearShadow
    Hmm two 120GB's for $438 or one 240GB for $499? Even if you try to justify that price due to it being a single drive with all that storage it doesn't make up the fact that superior performance can be had with RAID 0.
    Or if one prefers not putting all their eggs in one basket two drives are less likely to both fail compared to a one.
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  • Glad i waited so long for this technology to mature... my next build will have a couple of something like these in raid 0.
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  • Maziar
    Great I was waiting for a big upgrade for Corsair SSDs and here they are.
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  • joytech22
    Oh bloody hell now I wish I didn't just buy the SSD I just finished buying.
    I think I'll keep the 120GB version in my sights though.
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  • nlreynolds80
    NuclearShadowHmm two 120GB's for $438 or one 240GB for $499? Even if you try to justify that price due to it being a single drive with all that storage it doesn't make up the fact that superior performance can be had with RAID 0.Or if one prefers not putting all their eggs in one basket two drives are less likely to both fail compared to a one.
    On the other hand, running with two drives also means you're twice as likely to encounter drive failure. And if you're doing RAID 0 losing one drive will result in losing both.
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  • So is the 120GB a lot slower than the 240GB as in the Vertex 3?
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  • nebun
    just have two hdds in your machine for your backups and another external hdd for backup....it works....btw i have never had any issues with raid 0...i have also been using ssds without any problems
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  • mortonww
    Comes in at the same speed and $80 cheaper than the Vertex 3? Yes, please.
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  • crisan_tiberiu
    god damn, here where i live the Corsair F120 Sata 2 costs 309 $(VAT included). i wonder how much the new ones will cost :((. I want to buy an SSD but lower then 120 G its useless :((
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