Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD Review

Author: AkG
Date: August 28, 2012
Product Name: Force GS 240GB
Part Number: CSSD-F240GBGS-BK
Warranty: 3 Years
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Read Bandwidth

For this benchmark, HDTach was used. It shows the potential read speed which you are likely to experience with these hard drives. The long test was run to give a slightly more accurate picture. We donít put much stock in Burst speed readings and thus we no longer included it. The most important number is the Average Speed number. This number will tell you what to expect from a given drive in normal, day to day operations. The higher the average the faster your entire system will seem.

Sequential read performance has never been one of Toggle Mode NANDís strong suits, but the newer generation seems to show a small improvement in this regard. The Corsair GS 240GB's performance is still low compared to some ONFi 2 equipped drives, but we doubt anyone would notice the difference in real world scenarios. More importantly sequential performance is a terrible way to go about choosing a solid state drive and all high performance drives produce more speed than most consumers will ever need.

Write Performance

For this benchmark HD Tune Pro was used. To run the write benchmark on a drive, you must first remove all partitions from that drive and then and only then will it allow you to run this test. Unlike some other benchmarking utilities the HD Tune Pro writes across the full area of the drive, thus it easily shows any weakness a drive may have.

As with sequential read, the write performance of the GS 240GB is slightly improved over that of previous Toggle Mode NAND models we have looked at. This does appear to give the Corsair GS a slight edge over the SF2281 competition.

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