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[VR-Zone] Corsair Unveils Force Series 3 Solid State Drives

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Corsair has just announced its latest line of solid state drives, the Force Series 3. Using the latest SandForce SF-2281 controller, the Force Series 3 claims up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write speeds. The drives support SATA 3 (6Gbps) and are backward compatible with SATA 2.

According to Corsair, Force Series 3 drives will be priced close to previous generation drives. Corsair's suggested retail prices for the drives are as follows:
  • 60GB - US$139
  • 120GB - US$219
  • 240GB - US$499
We already know that OCZ has SSDs with the new controller out, so I don't think it'll be long before these come out.
 
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wow,that price is great!

Maybe i'll grab one of these instead of the Vertex 3 MAX IOPS,if they perform the same

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post #3 of 79
Looks decent. 120GB for 219 isn't too bad. I'd prefer under 200 bucks but with SATA III support, this is promising.
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It seems like it was only yesterday when my current SSD was one of the fastest.
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It seems like it was only yesterday when my current SSD was one of the fastest.
Technology =\\. It is still super fast though my friend!

And I look forward to cheaper SSDs...
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Where are the new g.skill sandforce drives?
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Oh SSDs how I want one so.

Still though, can't wait to see what an SSD can do. Especially when their prices go down considerably. Want $80 1TB SSD...
    
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Oh SSDs how I want one so.

Still though, can't wait to see what an SSD can do. Especially when their prices go down considerably. Want $80 1TB SSD...
Hopefully they will find a away around the current issues with lower write life the NAND Flash every time the manufacturing process is shrinked.
post #9 of 79
If they hit the market at $219, a Newegg coupon or sale will drop it below $200.
I'll pick one up then. Corsair has great support.
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What happened to Force GT?
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