Looking back to our previous review which features the more expensive Force Series GT model we said that the build quality was the usual high standard from Corsair with a solid casing on the outside that protects the high quality branded controller and flash within. There is no flex to the connector and each part fits together well. The same is true of this model despite its lower cost.
The Force Series 3 model also performs well, easily meeting the advertised speeds as well as regularly edging ahead of its nearest competitor the Agility 3. As this is Sandforce drive we also need to note that the random stutters which have been noted by some users on other drives were not present on this model during our testing, it offered a flawless experience throughout.
Value wise Corsair offer a 3-year warranty with their SSDs and bundle a 2.5 to 3.5 inch drive bay convertor. As before it would be nice to see them offer a tool which could assist with easy firmware updates and drive maintenance as Intel and OCZ do however that may still happen. What really appeals about this model however is the excellent performance that it offers for a price which is noticeably less than models such as Corsairs GT and OCZ’s MaxIOPS editions… Corsair is clearly targeting consumers considering the Agility 3 with this model and offer a very desirable alternative.
Another high quality SSD from Corsair which performs exceptionally well and offers a more affordable price point than the Force Series GT.
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