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How good is Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III?
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Reviews tell the story I wouldn't. Try intel 510 series. AWESOME!
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What about an ADATA S511?
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I like Adata. They make pretty decent stuff. I mean I like Corsair also, but with 80 reviews and 2 stars. There is better stuff
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True, but I don't trust the reveiws on newwegg. Because ppl there are idots when it comes to computer knowledge or hardware.

EDIT
I wish G.Skill made SSD sata III's.
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The Force 3s had problems upon initial released and were recalled. The new batch had less problems out-of-the-box. I bought one of the newer drives and was stable for a week and a half before crashing.

Luckily Corsair/Sandforce came up with a new firmware. Its been 4 days and I haven't had a problem since the update. Hopefully the firmware fixed the problem.

Despite the issues, when it works it works. Its one hell of a drive and the price/performance ratio is pretty good.
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I have one. Runs perfectly - but only running it SATA2 while I wait for Sandybridge prices to come down / amass enough money for what comes after.

Haven't had a single problem yet. *touches wood*
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Originally Posted by xxpinoyxx View Post
The Force 3s had problems upon initial released and were recalled. The new batch had less problems out-of-the-box. I bought one of the newer drives and was stable for a week and a half before crashing.

Luckily Corsair/Sandforce came up with a new firmware. Its been 4 days and I haven't had a problem since the update. Hopefully the firmware fixed the problem.

Despite the issues, when it works it works. Its one hell of a drive and the price/performance ratio is pretty good.
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Originally Posted by CourageD View Post
I have one. Runs perfectly - but only running it SATA2 while I wait for Sandybridge prices to come down / amass enough money for what comes after.

Haven't had a single problem yet. *touches wood*
I'm using it also..

And I just have the firmware updated to version 1.3. It has been 2 days with no issue at all. The very one thing i love about Corsair, is their Customer Service. No other brand can handle Customer like the do..
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Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite View Post
I like Adata. They make pretty decent stuff. I mean I like Corsair also, but with 80 reviews and 2 stars. There is better stuff
Both the Adata and Corsair drive use the Sandforce controller that's giving everyone issues.

I'd stay away from both myself.
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post #10 of 13
I hate you mcg75.

FOR SOME ODD REASON everytime I post something positive about the Force 3 and then mcg75 posts some negative... MY DRIVE CRASHES.

I SWEAR, EVERY TIME I READ MCG75'S POST MY DRIVE CRASHES.

I hate you.
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