Corsair Releases 90GB Force Series 3 and Force Series GT SSDsby Kristian Vättö on August 18, 2011 12:24 PM EST
Corsair just released two new 90GB SSDs: Force 3 and Force GT. Both drives were released a while ago, this update just adds the 90GB model. Corsair claims up to 550MB/s reads and 500MB/s writes on the Force Series 3 and 555MB/s reads and 505MB/s writes with the GT. Both are based on SandForce's SF-2281 controller, but the Force Series 3 uses asynchronous NAND (like OCZ's Agility 3) while the Force GT uses synchronous NAND (like OCZ's Vertex 3), hence the minor difference in performance.
Corsair is actually the first manufacturer to release a 90GB SF-2281 SSD. There are a few 90GB SATA 3Gb/s SSDs, such as the Vertex 2 and Agility 2, but none based on SandForce's latest controller.
The 90GB drive retails at $159 for the Force 3 and $199 for the GT version. Compared to the 120GB capacity the cost per GB goes up with these drives. The 90GB Force 3 is slightly more expensive at $1.78/GB ($1.67/GB for 120GB) while the GT comes in at $2.22/GB ($1.88/GB). At current prices the 120GB Force GT is only $25 more than the 90GB model, making it a better buy.
Both models are available immediately from retailers (though none seem to have stock yet).
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vol7ron - Friday, August 19, 2011 - linkI'm debating what SSD to put in my new Macbook Pro. I doubt Apple uses SATA3, afterall their model is to use cheaper parts and sell it for more than its worth.
weiran - Friday, August 19, 2011 - linkCan't tell if you're being serious or trolling, probably trolling and don't even own a MBP.
The latest gen MBP has SATA3.
precivilization - Sunday, August 21, 2011 - link"probably trolling and don't even own a MBP" Here we go, another Apple fanboy. So you accused the dude of both trolling AND lying just because he expressed an opinion that didn’t sit well with you? For heaven’s sake grow up.
weiran - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - linkYou should probably take your own advice and stop jumping to ridiculous conclusions.
rsomazzi - Monday, November 28, 2011 - linkI picked up a Corsair Force Series 3 90GB on black Friday for $100 (after $30 rebate), making it $1.11 per GB, and since its a name I trust, did it. The 120GB Force was $119 after MIB, which is also a nice buy at $1.00/GB. Not sure if they're still there, but Cyber Monday deals (including a section in there for SSDs still looks to have some nice prices.