Besides launching two new water coolers Corsair has released three new SSDs for filling the gap between 120 and 240 GB, and offer SSDs at 480 GB. Two SSDs are in the Force 3 series, while the top model is part of the more expensive GT performance series.

Corsair has released three new SSDs and two of them are in the higher price range, while one of them expand the lineup to another price segment. In the Force 3 series that  is Corsair’s mainstream series comes a unit at 180 GB that will fill the price gap between 120 and 240 GB, while the 480 GB version is for those that need more capacity. In the performance series Force GT there is a new model at 480 GB.

Model Force 3 180 GB Force 3 480 GB Force GT 480 GB
Serie Force 3 Force 3 Force 3
Controller SF-2280 SF-2280 SF-2280
NAND memory
Capacity 180 GB 480 GB 480 GB
Sequential read
550 MB/s 550 MB/s 555 MB/s
Sequential write
520 MB/s 520 MB/s 525 MB/s
Random write 4K 85 000 IOPS 85 000 IOPS 85 000 IOPS
SATA interface
SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s

All units comes with support for SATA 6.0 Gb/s, which is standard for SSDs with SF-2280 controller. The high capacity on all units have resulted in minor performance differences on paper, but it is important to note that Corsair writes ”up to 85,000 IOPS” so in reality the Force GT 480 GB should performa better than Force 3 180 GB and 480 GB.

SSD_F3_angle_480GB SSD_FGT3_angle_480GB

The units will be at retailers soon, and Force 3 180 GB should already be in stock.

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