Corsair Force Series 3 120 GB SSD SATA 3 Review – HDTune Pro Testing

HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.60 BENCHMARK

HDTune is a great software program which covers all areas of our testing and does a great job of showing how capable this drive truly is.

HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.60 FILE BENCHMARK

HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.60 RANDOM TESTING

HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.60 EXTRAS

HDTune Pro is a great program and always seems to be the confirmation, one way or another, of the results the others provide.  Its random results are great to confirm our SATA 3 speeds and, as well, its high sequential reads seem to fall in line with ATTO and Crystal Diskmark as all use 0Fill or RAW data in testing.

Pg1 – Understanding Todays SATA 3 SSDs & Introduction

Pg2 – Interior Components & Test Protocol

Pg3 – ATTO, Crystal DiskMark & AS SSD

Pg4 – Anvil Storage Utilities and IOMeter

Pg5 – HDTune Pro Testing

Pg6 – PCMark Vantage Comparisons and Final Thoughts

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On my force 3 180gb, hd tune shows quite a different picture:comment image . It is only on sata 2, that’s why the max transfer is limited, however you can see significant drops in performance on some areas on the drive. These areas are the one, where there is actual data stored! Have you seen anything similar in your tests?

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Hi Rob,

Yes I had similar results with Force 3 120Gb in an HP DC7600 with on board SATA2 !

Started at about 215 MB/sec, then dropped to 119MB/sec in the middle, then back up to 222 MB/sec

Does anybody know why it drops off?

I have orderd an Astrotek PCI Express SATA 6 Gb/s 2 Port Card and will post results in a few weeks to see if it is the onboard SATA 2 causing this problem.

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I have a similar result with an HP DC 7600 SFF SATA2 using Force 3 120Gb…

Maximum is 220 Mb/s, drops to 118 Mb/s, then back up to 220Mb/s.

I have ordered a Astrotek PCI-e SATA 3 card and will test again when it arrives in the post.

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