Force Series™ 3 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s Solid-State Hard Drive

Excelente para os PCs mais modernos e de alto desempenho. Existe rapidez e existe rapidez. As SSDs da série 3 apresentam tempos de gravação e leitura ainda mais rápidos quando são instaladas em PCs que usam a interface SATA 3 de 6 Gb/s mais recente.

Step Up To Solid-State Speed with Force Series 3

One of the best PC performance investments you can make.

You'll be amazed at the improvement over traditional hard drive access times the first time you turn on your computer, and for virtually everything you do with your PC. System startup, application load times, data transfers, and even shutdown times are all faster.

Your system will be more responsive, and you'll be more productive.

Add up all the time you spend all day waiting for your computer — starting up, loading game levels, saving large files and documents — and it can be significant. Using a PC can be a lot more enjoyable when it's not always making you wait.

Great for the latest high-performance PCs.

There's fast, and then there's fast. Force Series 3 SSDs have even quicker read and write times when they're installed in PCs that use the latest SATA 3 interface.

SATA 3 speed and SATA 2 compatibility

Haven't yet moved to SATA 3? Like all Corsair components, Force Series GT SSDs are designed to last through several system upgrades. Adding a Force Series GT today means that you'll still get incredible storage performance now, and you'll tap into its full performance potential with your next upgrade.

The cost-effective SATA 3 SSD solution.

Choosing a Force Series 3 SSD helps your computing budget go farther. They deliver outstanding SATA 3 6Gb/s performance, with prices that are comparable to lower-performance SATA 2 3Gb/s solid-state drives.

TRIM support

Force Series 3 SSDs feature support for the Windows® 7 TRIM command. This allows them to store only the data they need and perform memory optimization to ensure the fastest possible write speeds.


Because SSDs have no moving parts, they can handle shock, vibration and temperature changes far in excess of traditional hard drives. That's important for desktop PCs, and essential for notebooks.

Cool and quiet, with low power consumption

Traditional mechanical hard drives spin at thousands of revolutions per minute. This takes power, and generates noise and heat. Since SSDs have no moving parts, there's no noise or vibration, and the lower power consumption helps keep things cool inside your PC.

3.5" adapter

The 2.5" form factor allows for installation in most notebook PCs with no adapter required. If you're adding a Force Series 3 SSD to your desktop PC, use the included 3.5" adapter to mount it in any standard hard drive bay.


  • Package Contents

  • Force Series 3 solid-state drive3.5"
  • adapter for desktop PCs
  • Compatibility

  • SATA 6GB/s
  • Backward compatible with SATA II and SATA I
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista®, and XP; Macintosh OS X; Linux
  • 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive bay

Especificações técnicas

  • SSD Shock: 1500 G
  • IOPS: 85k IOPS (4k aligned)
  • SSD Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • Power Consumption active: 2.0W Max
  • Power Consumption Inactive: 0.5W Max
  • SSD Sequential Read Write: Up to 550 MB/s read — 510 MB/s write
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch
SSD Unformatted Capacity
120 GB
SSD Smart Support
85k IOPS (4k aligned)
SSD Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Power Consumption active
2.0W Max
Power Consumption Inactive
0.5W Max
SSD Sequential Read Write
Up to 550 MB/s read — 510 MB/s write
Form Factor
2.5 inch
NAND Technology
5V ±5%
SSD Shock
1500 G

Por Hexus

Registrado em  29 de Junho de 2011

Force 3 SSD 120GB wins the "Performance Award" at

“Corsair's 120GB Force Series 3 is one of the quickest SSDs available for under £170. Armed with a cutting-edge SandForce SF-2281 processor, it delivers excellent real-world performance when hooked up to a SATA 6Gbps interface, while keeping pricing in line with its previous-generation predecessor, the Force F120.”

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Por Pro-Clockers

Registrado em  28 de Julho de 2011

Pro-Clockers recommends the Corsari Force 3 series SSD 120GB

"With the performance number we saw here today we feel that there is no better time than the present to upgrade from the typical mechanical drive to an ultra-fast SSD like the Force 3. Corsair offers the Force 3 in three different storage sizes which would be 60GB, 120GB and a 240GB. The 120GB we tested here today goes for about $200 before rebates."

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Por The SSD Review

Registrado em  7 de Março de 2011

Corsair Force 3 SSD 120GB wins the "Editor's Choice" award at The SSD review

"Considering that the Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD is a top performer, we did a bit of background on the value and found it to be the lowest price new generation ‘SandForce Driven SATA 3 SSD available at the time of print for $194.99. Given the performance and price of the Force 3, it is certainly deserving of our Editors Choice Award!"

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Por KitGuru

Registrado em  7 de Dezembro de 2011

Hot Hardware recommends the Corsair 120GB Force 3 series

Corsair Force 3 series 120GB wins the "Recommended" award at Hot Hardware / CPU Magazine

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Registrado em  7 de Junho de 2011

Corsair Force 3 Series 120GB gets the "Best Value" award and scores 91% at TweakTown

Corsair Force 3 Series wins the "Best Value" award and scores 91% at TweakTown

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Por Professional Review

Registrado em  31 de Maio de 2011

Kit Guru gives the Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD the Must Have Award

“This will sell very well for Corsair”.

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Por Overclockers Club

Registrado em  30 de Julho de 2011

Corsair Force series SSD 120GB wins the "Dam Good Value" award at Hardware Canucks

. "Due to its good performance and a relatively frugal price, we feel justified in rewarding our Dam Good Value award to the Force 3 120GB. It may not be right for everyone and we do not consider it much of an upgrade over the original Corsair Force 120GB SSD, but if you are looking for your first large SSD, this one deserves to be on your short list."

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Registrado em  17 de Agosto de 2011

Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD receives the "Recommended and Price/Performance" award at

Publication language is German: “The Force 3 120 GB model is clearly tuned on price / performance: with about 150 €, the SSD is about 50 € cheaper than the Force GT 120 with synchronous NAND Flash. The asynchronous memory costs some speed, but also brings a real price advantage.”

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Por Professional Review

Registrado em  8 de Setembro de 2011

Corsair ForceGT SSD 120GB wins the "Best Performance" award at

Publication language is Turkish: Corsair ForceGT SSD 120GB wins the "Best Performance" award at

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Por TweakTown

Registrado em  28 de Junho de 2011

Guru3D recommends the Force 3 SSD 120GB

"If you are seeking massive performance in the storage segment then the Force 3 series offers just that, really good performance. Hopefully you can find it for a price that is acceptable for you. We end this article with the words we always say, an SSD is the best upgrade a modern PC can use, your operating system flies, there are no waits which you normally have with a HDD, there's no noise and hardly any power consumption, it is the best upgrade any modern age PC can use. And if you have a SATA3 controller, the Force 3 definitely comes very much recommended."

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Corsair SSDs with Zero Overprovisioning Space

Much has been written about overprovisioning and its implementation on SSDs. In short, overprovisioning, or OP, is a portion of storage space on an SSD that is reserved for use only by the SSD controller. The three most common uses for this space are wear leveling, the replacement of bad blocks, and read-modify-writes. Overprovisioning serves to help increase both the longevity and performance of SSDs and it is a very common practice among SSD manufacturers.

However, some users would like to be able to buy their SSDs without the built in overprovisioning and make the decision to OP, or not to OP for themselves. They prefer the flexibility of deciding for themselves when to OP and how much space to use based on their specific needs. Corsair has announced and is now offering SSDs without this overprovisioned space.

Corsair SSDs with overprovisioning space typically have used 7% of the total SSD storage capacity. This means that users now have a choice with these new drives to use them with or without overprovisioning. Users can manually overprovision the drives if they wish or, they can leave them at their full capacity with no overprovisioning and enjoy the extra space.

For users of 256GB SSDs, this means they can have an extra 16GB of storage capacity on their drive over the equivalent 240GB overprovisioned SSD. Of course, RAID users will benefit even more as the number of drives is increased.

In reading some of that aforementioned information about overprovisioning, I've found a great deal of very useful information over at Anandtech. Here's a diagram from one of Anand's SSD articles highlighting how overprovisioning works.

Corsair SSDs with Zero Overprovisioning Space

Our initial offerings in the non-OP drive arena are in the Force Series GS and the Neutron Series with more to come. For more information on our SSD lineup, please visit our Corsair website SSD page.

To OP, or not to OP. That is the question. Whether tis nobler to the PC performance...


Corsair SSD Toolbox

Corsair proudly brings you the Corsair SSD Toolbox. This helpful utility provides users with several powerful and useful tools for use with Corsair SSDs. Let's take a look. Download the Corsair SSD Toolbox HERE

The Corsair SSD Toolbox will run on:

  • XP SP3 (32-bit)...(64-bit version not supported)
  • Vista 32-bit w/ latest SP (all functions)
  • Vista 64-bit w/ latest SP (all functions)
  • Win 7 32-bit w/ latest SP (all functions)
  • Win 7 64-bit w/ latest SP (all functions)
  • Win 8 32-bit (TRIM is not supported, all others functions are)
  • Win 8 64-bit (TRIM is not supported, all others functions are)

We have provided a detailed help file which can be accessed by clicking on the question mark symbol shown here circled in red on the upper left side of the screen.

Corsair SSD Toolbox

This help file gives detailed information on each function of the SSD toolbox. Clicking the question mark will open the help file in a browser.

Your main screen at launch shows the drive information of single drives attached to the system. Other drives will appear in the drive information window but core functionality is restricted to authorized Corsair SSDs. RAID volumes will not be seen as single drives as the tool cannot address them individually. The "i" symbol will show you the toolbox version number and license agreement. The circular arrows will refresh the tool.

Corsair SSD Toolbox

Individual drive information is shown in the center of the main window. When your SSD controller is in AHCI mode, you can update your SSD firmware from this page using the button circled in red below. The firmware update requires AHCI mode. AMD/nVidia chipset systems may require different storage drivers for proper operation. USB connected SSD drives must use SAT-capable cables/enclosures that support ATA/SAT-pass-through.

Corsair SSD Toolbox

After you select firmware update the tool will scan your drive and check for firmware updates. If there is an update available, the dialogue will prompt you to update the firmware or cancel the operation.

Note: Firmware updates can only be executed when the SSD controller is in AHCI mode. Firmware updating via this toolbox is enabled for The Corsair Series Force 3, Force Series GT, Force Series GS, Neutron Series, and Neutron Series GTX SSDs. Earlier and EOL Corsair drives with firmware updates can be updated manually using the tools supplied on our website.

The next screen will prompt you to backup your data before updating your firmware. The updates are intended to be non-destructive but we strongly encourage users to back up any critical data before performance a firmware update. If you wish to continue, press Apply.

Corsair SSD Toolbox

Once your drive is updated, close the toolbox window using the close button.

Corsair SSD Toolbox

Note: Corsair recommends that users update their OS drive as attached storage when possible. Some systems will require the SSD to be disconnected briefly before the new firmware version will appear in the Drive Information window.

Additional functions can be activated with the column of buttons down the left side of the toolbox. Corsair is now producing SSDs that do not have factory overprovisioning. For users that desire to manually overprovision their drives, we have provided a function for this. Overprovisioning your drive can contribute to maintaining better performance and adding longevity to your SSD.

Corsair SSD Toolbox

Users desiring to monitor the S.M.A.R.T status on their drives can do so using the S.M.A.R.T. button. Find more details on Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology here.

Corsair SSD Toolbox

We have a disk cloning feature under development. At the time of this article, this feature is not complete but it is expected along very soon. For now as you can see, it's under construction. This feature will allow users to easily clone to and from their Corsair SSDs.

Users have asked for a feature to allow them to manually send a TRIM command to their drives and to also schedule a TRIM operation so that they can optimize their SSD's performance.

Corsair SSD Toolbox

SSD users also occasionally have need to perform a secure erase operation. The tool allows for this in one easy step.

The Corsair SSD Toolbox is extremely useful and versatile. We're confident that our customers will find it very useful and see it as an added value to a superb Corsair SSD.