Introduction and the Force Series GT 120GB SSD
Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.
Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships. Corsair’s products are sold to end users in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers.
Corsair has been on the SSD market for a few years now and since then not only SSDs but also Corsair itself evolved and matured. With that said there is no surprise that the Force Series GT 120GB SSD that we are going to review today is miles ahead of the S128 which at the time of it’s release boosted speeds of 90 MB/s and 70 MB/s for reads and writes respectively.
Perhaps it’s the racing red color scheme that makes it faster? I don’t think so but before we get into that let’s take a look at the packaging and the SSD itself.
The packaging is small but features all the information you need to know regarding the SSD such as the model and read/write speeds. In the back of the packing we are told how awesome this SSD is and guess what? They are right.
Here it is in all it’s glory, the Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD. The red color not only looks good but also gives the feeling of speed that this SSD compromises to deliver. Apart from the SSD itself we also got a 3.5″ adapter and some screws so that you can setup your SSD quickly and in any type of computer.
Let’s now take a deeper look into the Force Series GT.