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    Reviews - Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD review

    120GB of SandForce SF-2281 speed? We take a look at Corsair's high-end Force Series 3.
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD review

    At the time of writing, the 120GB Force Series 3 drive carries an asking price of £170 - identical to that of Corsair's previous-generation Force F120.
    £170 you say? Grumble, moan, I spent £180 on this drive from Scan so that i could get it as soon as it was released, only to have to send it off to Corsair.

    I'm sure they'll give it back someday...

    Also, it's still up at £180 on Scan - what's going on?
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD review

    Prices need to drop a bit more IMHO.The 120GB and 128GB SSDs should be under £140. This around the size that you can actually install a few games on as 60GB to 96GB is a bit too small TBH.

    I would have preferred that the current SSDs were cheaper instead of faster.

    This SSD still looks to be the cheapest per GB and nearest to £1/GB:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246998


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    Re: Reviews - Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD review

    For desktops you can get away with smaller sizes but for laptops it's trickier. For me I'd have to say 160GB is an absolute minimum - once it's formatted you're down 10GB, another 40GB for OS with programs/games/Dropbox, another 25GB for music; 35GB for docs; and some working space for occasional large files. That's what I've got on my portable laptop anyway.. fortunately my bigger one had space for two HDDs but its replacement is due in a couple of days and only has one though Just a shame it costs so much for a decent size.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD review

    Nice that for the comparative performance prices are coming down. A last generation a 120-28GB SSD was getting you about 1.6 mb/sec for every pound spend. With this latest generation its closer to 3mb/sec for every pound. At lest thing are moving forward and there is more competition for SSDs now. Can only mean good things!

    I await 1TB, 1gb/sec SSD's for £100!?

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD review

    That's an.. unusual.. method of comparing SSDs which I hadn't considered.

    Largely pointless, though, I feel, since as this review demonstrates - straight line speed =/ overall performance.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD review

    I was not meaning to infer that straight line speed was everything, rather that one factor in that overall performance had substantially increased in value for one generation to the next. (even if a £10 - £20 premium for a SATA III motherboard is included)

    Though as you point out it's not everything, it is a very large chunk of the pie.

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