Corsair Force Series- 3 120GB SATA 3 Solid-State Hard Drive

Well it’s not one of those conventional hard disk we buy from a near by store but something more different and more advanced.

This disk in short called SSD ( solid state drive )  is based on Asynchronous NAND technology

Traditional mechanical hard drives spin at thousands of revolutions per minute. that takes power, and generates noise and heat. Since SSDs have no moving parts, there’s no noise or vibration, and the lower power consumption helps keep things cool inside your PC.

Force Series 3 SSDs have even quicker read and write times when they’re installed in PCs that use the latest SATA 3…  it is 10 times faster than a traditional hard rive with read and write speeds upto 550 Mb per second, which is amazing.

Lightning fast boot ups, faster application loads etc. you should get one to feel it.




Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Solid State Drive (SSD)

Sensitive to Magnets Magnets will alter or destroy data Magnets have no effect on data
Power Consumption 7 Watt average 2 Watt average
Time to Spin Up Up to 2 seconds before HDD can read/write to drive Instantaneous, able to read/write immediately
Read Speed (SATA) Roughly 100MB/s, can very depending on level of fragmentation 550 MB/s
Write Speed (SATA) 50-70 MB/s, can very depending on level of fragmentation. Up to 118 MB/s on HDD’s such as the WD Velociraptor. 510MB/s.
Lifespan May fail due to vibrations or impact, usual MTBF of 1,500,000 hours (171 years)
No finite number of writes
MTBF of 2,000,000 hours, AKA 228 years.
Or about 40 years of non-stop writing due to write cycle limits
Encryption HDD’s can overwrite encrypted data right on top of the old data SSD’s need a secure erase feature or total partition encryption. (Can not overwrite data, data must be erased first)
Cost HDD’s cost about $0.11 USD per gigabyte as of 3/17/2011 Solid state drives cost about $1.80 USD per gigabyte as of 3/17/2011
Sound HDD’s typically make noticable sound during read/write and spin up times. Solid state drives have no moving parts and make no sound.
Heat Very little heat produced, but still 3 times more heat than SSD’s. Only produce about 1/3 the amount of heat of an HDD.
Sensitivity to Shock Very sensitive, hard disk drive heads and disks may break due to shock or vibration Solid state drives have no moving parts and are very resistant to shock and vibration
Fragmentation Level of fragmentation of an HDD will significantly reduce read/write speeds No need to defragment solid state drives due to not having any read/write heads to find the data


SSDs are very expensive compared to a normal harddisk . to give you a scale this   120 GB gb model  costs Rs. 12000,  where  as a  normal 1000 Gb ( 1 TB )  hard disk costs just Rs.2500.

You might wonder , but why so costly .  Well the performance is Amazing , not in a small level but in a large way. If you are a Power user you should get one of these. this is like every tech freaks dream product 🙂 which they would want to own.

There are many brands such as Kingston, OCZ vertex, etc. I chose corsair, because I personally own a few of their products  which have been performing very well.

I made an unboxing video, check it out . If you have any queries you can leave a comment and I will reply back

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5 Responses to “Corsair Force Series- 3 120GB SATA 3 Solid-State Hard Drive”

  1. shan says:

    Hi selva,

    Yep excellent video. That clearly shows why SSDS are more recommended and also costly 🙂

    It is the SATA 3 interface speed which is upto 6GB/sec

    previously SATA 2 was upto 3 GB/sec

  2. selva says:

    It is mentioned something like 6GB/Sec in the featured Cover, does it represents the PC – SATA 3 Interface’s – Max.Speed (or) the SSD’s speed ?

  3. selva says:

    That’s a nice review comparing the Price, Pros and Cons.

    Can an SSD Survive a Drop from a Roof and Fire?

    Check it out for yourself in this awesome video ..

  4. Roshan says:

    That’s a great unboxing and review.

  5. vidya says:

    I was expecting this from techshan for quite some time. Read an article in Rediff sometime back on the innovative gadgets in the world , This was No. 1 .
    Well again something informative , the diff between HDDs and SSDs are well explained. I feel like learning something new in the world of gadgets every time I read your post .. Good Job Shan ! Keep it up !

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