Corsair Force 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Author: AkG
Date: July 26, 2010
Product Name: Corsair Force 120GB Solid State Drive
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Real World Data Transfers

No matter how good a synthetic benchmark like IOMeter or PCMark is, it can not really tell you how your hard drive will perform in “real world” situations. All of us here at Hardware Canucks strive to give you the best, most complete picture of a review item’s true capabilities and to this end we will be running timed data transfers to give you a general idea of how its performance relates to real life use. To help replicate worse case scenarios we will transfer a 4.00GB contiguous RAR file and a folder containing 49 subfolders with a total 2108 files varying in length from 20mb to 1kb (1.00 GB total).

Testing will include transfer to and transferring from the devices, timing each process individually to provide an approximate Read and Write performance. To then stress the dive even more we will then make a copy of the large file to another portion of the same drive and then repeat the process with the small one. This will test the drive to its limits as it will be reading and writing simultaneously. Here is what we found.

At this point there really is not that much new to be learned from these tests. We know its not as fast as a Vertex 2, yet it is interesting to note that it still is faster then a OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120GB and is damn close to that of the F100 it in our minds replaces.

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