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Corsair Force GT 120GB, an high performance Sata III SSD
In this review we will test the current Corsair's high-end proposal regarding the SSD industry. Equipped with 6Gb/s SATA III interface, fully supported by the new SandForce SF-2200 controller series, the Corsair Force GT is currently the highest performing Corsair SSD with well 555MB/s declared read, 515MB/s write and well 85,000 IOPS with regard to the 120GB version we're going to test in this review.
Corsair was founded in 1994 by Don Lieberman, John Paul and Andy Beekley, headquartered in Fremont, California. Since the dawn it has always been a point of reference for the PC market, initially through the production of COAST (Cache-On-A-Stick) modules, or modules used in the old computer to implement the second-level cache (L2), and later in the production of real RAM memory modules for PCs. Due to the success with products like the Corsair XMS series and the Corsair Dominator series, the company has entered the elite of gamers and overclockers, and then was able to expand its product range by producing All-in-One liquid cooling systems, power supply units, SSD drives and finally Full Tower and Mid Tower cases, including the Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition which we recently video-reviewed.
With the advent of solid state drives technology in the desktop market, the California company has not remained aloof and offers various types of drives addressed to as many types of users. The initial proposals, or the Nova and Force series, were once valued for their excellent performance. The success was also confirmed by the following series, Performance 3 and Force 3, characterized by compatibility with the new SATA 6Gbps III. Recently introduced, the Force GT series showed at the CEBIT 2011, looks like the top of the range solution of the Californian company and is characterized by above-average performance through the use of the SandForce SF-2281 chip.