Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F480GB3-BK (480 GB)

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Item 7297: Corsair Force Series 3 480GB CSSD-F480GB3-BK
BrandCorsair
FamilyForce Series 3
PartCSSD-F480GB3-BK
Size480 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerSandForce SF-2281
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Warranty3 year
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC480GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 189.29 2.54
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 224.99 2.28
Super Talent TeraNova FTM48N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 2 231.00 2.08
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 259.00 1.85
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 274.99 1.75
PNY Prevail SSD9SC480GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 300.80 1.60
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 317.67 1.51
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 321.88 1.49
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F480GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 362.00 1.33
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-512GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 5 399.99 1.28
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW480A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 379.99 1.26
Transcend SSD720 TS512GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 451.05 1.14
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 600 3 535.00 1.12
OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-512G Indilinx Everest 2 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 469.99 1.09
Plextor PX-M5P Series PX-512M5P Marvell 88SS9187 SATA 6 Gb/s 768 512 5 480.00 1.07
Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 486.89 1.05
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW600G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 600 3 575.00 1.04
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW600G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 600 3 595.00 1.01
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F480GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 599.00 0.80
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW480A3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 599.99 0.80
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC512D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 3 649.99 0.79
OCZ Vertex 3 Low Profile 7mm Series VTX3LP-25SAT3-480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 649.89 0.74
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F480GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 3 814.73 0.59
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/480G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 480 5 1291.25 0.37

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-11-01 $599.00 -307.59
2014-10-19 $906.59 +166.60
2013-02-16 $739.99 +232.02
2013-02-06 $507.97 +15.18
2013-02-05 $492.79 +8.43
2013-02-01 $484.36 -8.43
2013-01-28 $492.79 +16.84
2013-01-25 $475.95 +15.32
2013-01-23 $460.63 +24.64
2013-01-16 $435.99 +31.00

Manufacturer's Specs

Performance
Sequential Read550 MB/s max
Sequential Write520 MB/s max
Random 4K aligned Write85,000 IOPS max
Power
Active2 W max
Idle/Standby/Sleep0.5 W max

External links

Corsair Force Series 3 Reviews & Benchmarks

ProClockers - Corsair Force 3 240GB SSD Upgrade Kit - July 5, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: December 2011 - Dec. 29, 2011
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: November 2011 - Nov. 23, 2011
Legit Reviews - Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review - Oct. 13, 2011
OCAHOLIC - Corsair Force 3 120 GB - Oct. 10, 2011
Hardware Heaven - Corsair Force 3 240GB SSD Review - Aug. 26, 2011
ProClockers - Corsair Force III 120GB Solid State Drive - July 28, 2011
VR-Zone - Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD drive review - July 27, 2011
Hot Hardware - SATA III SSD Round-Up: OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Crucial - July 12, 2011
TweakTown - Corsair Force 3 120GB Solid State Drive Review - July 5, 2011
HEXUS - Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 SSD review - June 29, 2011
Guru3D - Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD review - June 28, 2011
KitGuru - Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review - May 31, 2011

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