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Corsair Force Series F100 100GB Solid State Drive Review

At CES every solid state drive manufacturer we met with was raving about the SandForce controller, the new controller that is going to bring blazing speeds to solid state drives and bring current solid state drives in the budget category with these new drives being in the enthusiast category.  The controller from SandForce is the SF-1200 which is a small step down from the enterprise SF-1500 controller.  Corsair has designed a new line of solid state drives around this controller called the Force Series, which is available in 100GB and 200GB versions.  Today we will be looking at the 100GB version which boasts very impressive very impressive read and write speeds at 285MB/s and 275MB/s respectively.  Let’s check it out!

Special thanks to Corsair for providing us with the Force Series F100 100GB Solid State Drive to review.

Features
– Maximum sequential read speed 285MB/second
– Maximum sequential write speed 275 MB/second
– Latest generation Sandforce controller and MLC NAND flash for fast performance
– Internal SATA II connectivity
– TRIM support (O/S support required)
– No moving parts for increased durability and reliability and quieter operations over standard hard disk drives
– Decreased power usage for increased notebook or netbook battery life
– 2.5″ form factor for your portable computer needs
– Included 2.5″ to 3.5″ bracket for installation on your desktop computer
– Two year warranty

Specifications

Model CSSD-F200GB2-BRKT CSSD-F100GB2-BRKT
Technology High-reliability MLC NAND flash High-reliability MLC NAND flash
Form factor 2.5 inch 2.5 inch
Unformatted capacity 200GB ‡ 100GB ‡
Interface SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Backward compatible with SATA I
SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Backward compatible with SATA I
Performance 285 MB/s sequential read
275 MB/s sequential write
285 MB/s sequential read
275 MB/s sequential write
Weight 80g 80g

Packaging
The drive comes in a nice retail package that isn’t much larger than the drive itself.  On the front there is a picture of the drive and on the back there is a little description.

Corsair Force Series F100 100GB Solid State Drive Corsair Force Series F100 100GB Solid State Drive

Opening the package up inside you will find the drive and a 2.5-inch drive adapter with mounting screws.  I really like that Corsair has provided a drive adapter since many cases still don’t have 2.5-inch mounting systems.

Corsair Force Series F100 100GB Solid State Drive Corsair Force Series F100 100GB Solid State Drive

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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