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Old June 2, 2011, 02:59 PM
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I'm looking at making the move to SSD. I've done quite a bit of research on them, and I'm seriously contemplating going with a C300 256GB. However, before I make the plunge, I'm VERY interested in seeing some independent test results for the Force Series 3 drives. Specifically the 240GB model. I don't believe retail locations have seen any stock on them yet (although Corsair lists them for sale), but does anyone know if there's a review up anywhere? Or are we going to have one soon? Can't seem to find anything but the numbers posted by Corsair. (Which boast some very serious results.)
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Old June 6, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Newegg.ca just pulled them out after a few listing days, and the reviews there were terrible too. It seems they have serious problem which firmware which make them constantly not recognized by bios
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Old June 6, 2011, 09:23 AM
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There isn't a thread on it here at HWC but if you head over to NCIX, there's a thread or two regarding the failure of SEVERAL 3 series SSD's from corsair. As often as I recommend Corsair products, I think i'd stay away until they sort this business out.
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Bought 3, sent 3 back. All failed within 48 hours.
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Failed as in dead, dead...or failed as in you got BSOD's. Right now ALL SF gen 2 drives latest firmware (2.06) has a major bug in it. Some never have problems (I havent..knock on wood) but others do. Its especially prevalent with SandyBridge mobos + SF 2's.

IF I was to buy a SF gen 2...it would be the OCZ Max IOPS. It uses 32nm Toshiba made Toggle Mode Nand, not 25nm NAND. BUT I am holding off until a firmware update happens before buying anymore...PERIOD. C300 is a killer drive. I use one in my main rig. ;)
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It looks like for the force 3 that it's not just firmware, and that it is hardware related too. Corsair issued a recall on all the force 3 120gb drives.

More info Corsair Force Series 3 SSD Issue Resolution: Drive Return Procedure - The Corsair Support Forums
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Here is a question, has anyone actually seen a review of the 240GB version of these drives? I have seen a 120GB review but would really like to see the 240GB one.
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