It seems like it has been a while since we have reviewed a solid state drive, the last time we looked at one was back in June! Well today we are taking a look at a solid state drive this will not disappoint! The drive I am talking about is the Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA 6Gb/s drive. The Force Series GT’s are Corsairs highest solid state drive offering boasting read speeds of 555MB/s and write speeds of 515MB/s, on top of that they are saying speeds of up to 85,000 IOPS. Let’s check this beast out and get it on our test bench!
SSD Unformatted Capacity: 120 GB
Max Sequential Read/Write (using ATTO Disk Benchmark): 555 MB/s sequential read — 515 MB/s sequential write
Max Random 4k Write (using IOMeter 08): 85k IOPS (4k aligned)
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
Form Factor: 2.5 inch
DRAM Cache Memory: No
Voltage: 5V ±5%
Power Consumption (active): 2.5W
Max Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep): 0.6W Max
S.M.A.R.T. Support: Yes
Shock: 1500 G
MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
The Force Series GT comes in a nice retail box that is not much larger than the drive itself. On the front there is a photo of the drive and some information letting us know the capacity and max read / write speeds. On the back there is a little bit on information about the drive
Opening the box up inside you will find the Force Series GT drive encased in a plastic clam-shell, a 2.5-inch hard drive adapter and mounting screws. Good to see Corsair include the adapter because many older cases do not support 2.5-inch drives.