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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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XP Start Up


When it comes to hard drive performance there is one area that even the most oblivious user notices: how long it takes to load the Operating System. For our tests the clock starts as soon as the system “beeps!” and stops when our Anti-Virus splash screen disappears. While all the other tests were run with a streamlined XP image this particular image is the test bed's “day to day” OS and it has accumulated a lot of crud over the months from installs and removals. We chose the Anti-Virus splash screen as our finish line as it is the last program to be loaded on start up.



Yes this drive is slower then the F100 once again but not by all that much. However, in the grand scheme of things 2 seconds for 20% more space is a pretty decent trade-off considering the F120 still beats a Vertex 1, and by extension damn near any of last years MLC based flagship drives.


Adobe CS3 Load Time


Photoshop is a notoriously slow loading program under the best of circumstances, but when you add in a bunch of extra brushes and the such you get a really great torture test which can bring even the best of the best to their knees. Let’s see how our review unit faired in the Adobe crucible!



Once again the F120 is not quite as fast as the Vertex 2 but it makes good account of itself.
 
 
 

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