Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD Review – Toggle Mode Memory Results in Dynamite Performance

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL (BETA)

You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading!  Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta besting new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility.  Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.

With some great disk access times (Resp Time) and strong results for both read and write IOPS, the Total Score of 4580 points is well deserved and, yet again, one of the highest we have seen to date.

PCMARK VANTAGE X64 HDD SUITE

The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications

CORSAIR FORCE GS 240GB SSD PCMARK VANTAGE RESULTS

The PCMark Vantage Total Point Score for the Force GS was 70972 with a high transfer speed of 418MB/s while testing in Media Center.  This places the Corsair GS just above the OCZ Vertex 3 and makes it the sixth top Vantage Total Score we have received to date.

The following Chart is our PCMark Vantage SSD Hierarchy and contains our top twenty Vantage Total Scores for new gen SATA 3 higher capacity SSDs:

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sixth

Doesnt the Sandisk Extreme SSD 240GB use the same toggle NAND??

Les@TheSSDReview
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The identification numbers do not match that of the extreme. We have word that the answer is no but are hesitant to commit until SanDisk can confirm.

ninjaloose
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ninjaloose

when will the days of drive makers OVERQUOTING the size of their drives, if I buy a 240GB drive, I want to use 240GB not a byte less!

Jens Peter Funk
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Well, there is 2 answers to that question, its not only a ? about them deliberately putting incorrect values ??on, if i remember right its also the hole bits to byte or the other way around, but i got a IT education and a CCNA,but i cant remember the all the dif. values, other than a byte is “Normal” 8 bits, if u dont also count the “overhead”,then it can b 9 or even 10,hehe,anyways,the companys that sell u a HD define a megabyte = 1,000,000 bytes, but some OS/Programs/Systems(like Windows/Fdisk/Bios) say that a MB is = 1,048,576 bytes (if… Read more »

wayde
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wayde

i have just put one of these drives into my dell xps 17 l702x and when i run crystaldisk im only getting about 45MB/s 4k write. should i be concerned? your help would be much appreciated

Les@TheSSDReview
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Conduct the test while your system is in safe mode and see the 4k result. It shoud be higher and this will let you know whether it is SSD/install related or he result of the OS environment. It is not Crucial that it be higher but we like to see it. Did u migrate or do a fresh install?

Wayde
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Wayde

Thanks for quick reply. I did a fresh install of windows 7 and followed the optimization guide on here. My atto result is a tad off aswell. Only got 488MB/s write although the read hit 552. Just wondering if different systems with different hardware would affect the result

Les@TheSSDReview
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Have you followed my advise and tested in Safe Mode?

Wayde
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Wayde

Yes I tested in safe mode with the same results. Not sure what it could be.

Wayde
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Wayde

My sequential write on crystaldisk only hovers around the 200 mark too

Muhammad Al-Jawhary
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I have Silicon Power V60 240GB for testing at the moment, it has the same Toggle Mode SanDisk Nand Flash modules found inside the Force GT, it is showing great performance up till the moment as well, with only 202 $ price tag @ Amazon. This is a real deal 🙂