REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Corsair is the first that we know of to build on a great product, as seen in the Force GT which utilizes synchronous memory, and introduce a new SSD using Toggle Mode flash while stating that it will show its strengths in both high sequential and low 4k random write disk transfer. They are betting that Toggle Mode is a step up from synchronous memory.
In fact, the only two other SSDs that I know of this memory being used are the Asian manufactured Silicon Power and Transcend SSDs. This made for an interesting benchmark evaluation.
With respect to performance, there were a number of hallmarks achieved by the Force GS and it started right off with very strong ATTO results and was followed by the incredible 4k random write result of 109MB/s. From there, we received one of the best AS SSD Copy Bench results we have seen to date and things only got better with an incredible high Total Score result in Anvil Storage Utilities. In short, each and every benchmark confirmed what we saw right from the start.
Value was our next concern, keeping in mind that the Corsair Force GS has just shown itself to be one of the top SSDs on the market, and also, we have gone through a great transition of dropping SSD prices in the past few months. We checked Amazon to find that the price of premium SSDs varies significantly from just above the $1/GB mark to above $500 still. It was definitely a surprise finding the Force GS selling at less than the buck a gigabyte mark and becoming one of the top values for such an SSD. At $217.29 for a new release premium 240GB SSD that just did what the Force GS did here, that is an incredible deal!
In the end, we have performance, value, availability, a great capacity selection, decent 3 year warranty and the SSD does include a desktop bracket. The Corsair Force GS receives our Gold Seal and very strong recommendation for anyone looking to purchase an SSD.