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Corsair Force F120 SSD

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Posted July 8, 2010 by Jake in Storage
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Today brings both a surprise and a non-surprise. The non-surprise? Corsair has added another SSD to its lineup. The surprise? This SandForce-based Force F120 SSD has a considerably larger capacity than the competition but only a very small price premium. Corsair has decided to break away from the pack by trading off some data over-provisioning in exchange for larger data capacity. Smart move? You better believe it. Consumers know that minor performance differences at such high speeds won’t be noticed in daily use, but a far better deal on your wallet will be.

Over the last year or so we’ve looked at many Solid State Drives that feature various technologies in the attempt to boost speed and performance. Some have been successful, some have not. The popular Indilinx-based SSDs have proven very adept and shown impressive results, though there have been some growing pains along the way. But the new SandForce drives offer killer performance, even leaving the Indilinx drives in the dust. Normally such performance boosts come with a stiff premium, but in the case of the Corsair Force F120, that’s simply not happening. We have a drive here that is crazy fast and a pretty darn good deal when you look at the competition; frankly, it’s a standout.

But the question remains: how fast is it? Can it top the charts? Ah, now that is the question, isn’t it? A great price means nothing if performance is garbage. Well then, let’s take a closer look at the Corsair Force F120 and find out.

Corsair has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed modules since 1994. Our focus has always been on supporting the special demands of extreme gamers. While maintaining this core focus, in recent years, we’ve also brought our expertise, technology leadership and legendary quality and reliability to memory and other technology products for the mainstream consumer.  Corsair has expanded beyond memory modules to offer performance liquid cooling units and blocks under our Corsair Nautilus brand and power supplies under our HX Series brand.

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