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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Corsair Force F100 SandForce SSD CSSD-F100GB2
Features and Specifications
First Look: Corsair Force F100
SandForce SF-1200 SSD Controller
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
SSD vs Hard Disk Drive
Corsair Force F100 Conclusion

SandForce SF-1200 Features

SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processors enable commodity flash memory to reliably operate in cost and power sensitive client computing environments. The SF-1200 is a true single-chip SSD Processor designed for volume manufacturing and outstanding performance. Innovative DuraClass technology delivers world class reliability, endurance, performance and power consumption.

Endurance and Longevity
As each generation of flash memory evolves and the silicon geometries shrink - performance, reliability, endurance, and data retention are negatively impacted. DuraWrite technology extends the life of the SSD over conventional controllers, by optimizing writes to the flash memory and delivering a write amplification below 1, without complex DRAM caching requirements.

Performance and Power Optimization
SSDs are capable of significantly outperforming traditional HDDs, but typical controllers haven't delivered the compelling value necessary for mainstream adoption. SandForce DuraClass technology enables the SSD to maximize both the endurance and performance for the life of the drive fulfilling the promise of high speed flash memory in client computing applications and improving system performance by up to 50% as measured by the SYSmark Benchmark.

Mobile Computing Security
The SF-1200 has built in AES-128 bit encryption controllable by a configurable user password. This feature prevents would-be thieves from extracting data directly from the flash memory should they ever have access to the drive.

Data Protection and Reliability
SF-1200 SSD Processors provide up to 100x greater data protection than today's SSDs, and leading enterprise HDDs. This is a result of superior ECC protection and unique RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology. RAISE provides the protection and reliability of RAID on a single drive without the significant write overhead.

DuraClass Technology:

  • DuraWrite extends the endurance of SSDs
  • Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management
  • Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management
  • RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements)
  • Intelligent Data Retention optimization
  • Best-in-Class ECC protection for longest data retention and drive life
  • Power/Performance Balancing

Host Interface:

  • SATA 2.6 Compliant, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s support
  • Native Command Queuing (up to 32 commands)
  • SMART Command Transport (basic)

Power Consumption:

  • Typical: 550mW
  • Sleep/Slumber: 50mW

Security:

  • Data Encryption: 128-bit AES
  • Optional disk password

Protection:

  • ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Unrecoverable Read Errors: Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read

Reliability:

  • MTTF: 2,000,000 operating hours
  • Supports 5-year consumer life cycle

Operating Temperature:

0°C to 70°C ambient

Package:

361-Pin TFBGA - 13x13mm, 0.65mm pitch

Compliance:

RoHS, Halogen-Free, Green

Force SSD Specifications

Based on the SandForce SF-1200 controller, the Corsair Force Series SSD's are the ultimate performance drive. Choose either the 100GB or 200GB drive for the highest performance and density. Your system will start-up faster, applications and games will load quicker and you will see a huge improvement in overall system responsiveness. The Corsair Force Series SSD is the ultimate SSD for your demanding storage requirements.

  • Fast Performance-Games, applications and files load faster, while your system is more responsive
  • Compatible-Proven technology with installations on tens of thousands of systems worldwide
  • Flexible use-2.5" form factor for your notebook or netbook needs, or use with included 3.5" bracket for your desktop computer
  • Silent operation-No moving parts means zero noise and high reliability
  • Low Power-Extend battery life for notebook and netbook users
  • Reliable-Over 1,000,000 hours mean time between failures
  • Backed by Corsair - A respected name with a passion for great service and support

Features

  • Maximum sequential read speed 285MB/second
  • Maximum sequential write speed 275 MB/second
  • Latest generation Sandforce controller and MLC NAND flash for fast performance
  • Internal SATA II connectivity
  • TRIM support (O/S support required)
  • No moving parts for increased durability and reliability and quieter operations over standard hard disk drives
  • Decreased power usage for increased notebook or netbook battery life
  • 2.5" form factor for your portable computer needs
  • Included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for installation on your desktop computer
  • Two year warranty
Model CSSD-F200GB2-BRKT CSSD-F100GB2-BRKT
Technology

High-reliability MLC NAND flash

High-reliability MLC NAND flash

Form factor 2.5 inch 2.5 inch
Unformatted capacity 200GB ‡ 100GB ‡
Interface SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Backward compatible with SATA I
SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Backward compatible with SATA I
Performance 285 MB/s sequential read
275 MB/s sequential write
285 MB/s sequential read
275 MB/s sequential write
Weight 80g 80g
Voltage 5V ±5% 5V ±5%
Power consumption
(active)
2.0W Max 2.0W Max
Power consumption
(idle/standby/sleep)
0.5W Max 0.5W Max
S.M.A.R.T. support Yes Yes
MTBF 1,000,000 hours 1,000,000 hours
Shock 1500G 1500G
Warranty Two Years Two Years



 

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