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Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK Force Series 3

Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK Force Series 3
alaScore 88

33 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK Force Series 3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK Force Series 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK Force Series 3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK Force Series 3 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK 180GB Force Series 3 Solid State Drive

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Gabe C (



If you get refurbished products, DO NOT let them sit on your shelf for 31 days before using it. Large potential for it to be a worthless paperweight.

None really. Its as fast as most SSD's and initially I thought it was at a good price point, for the amount of storage

Drive failed after 2 days. Loaded up fine, got the OS (win7) running smoothly and then it fails. Tried everything with it. Reformat, reinstall, win-repair, switching cables, switching sata ports...nothing works. And since the stupid thing is refurb,...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Corsair CSSD-F180GB3/RF2


Fast, and no problems with it what so ever, not a single crash or anything, "yet" " knock on wood


Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: mick (

Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK


Using as an audio drive in Sonar. Has worked flawlessly in the 2+ years I have been using it.

Great drive. No problems in in 2+ years


Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: merkle (

Nice drive


Did fresh install of win 7 -64bit. At first it seemed the install was going slow but after 25 minutes all was OK. Boot time decreased to 20 seconds from power on to desktop instead of 1min 20 secs.

Bought refurbished unit - somewhat cheaper .... works like a champ once you tweak a few settings

didn't install itself

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Corsair CSSD-F180GB3-BK


seemed to work in my laptop though. my desktop is amd based and my laptop is intel dunno if that matters.

very fast ssd ; worked fine for 6 months

had some random freezes doing everyday things such as browsing chrome and well everything

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Drive


Took my system from a 5.2 rating to a 7.2 just with this drive


Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

So far so good


No problems with the speed of the drive. Worked as I'd hoped. Though with HDD/SSD you won't really know for awhile if it lasts


Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Mike Y. (



Corsair should be ashamed of themselves for selling this product and continuing to sell it even after all these issues have been posted.

Worked great for 2 months

After 3 months the drive started to lock up. I've investigated the Corsair forums and it is a KNOWN PROBLEM that seems to have no fix. You will get I/O errors. It WILL get worse over time. It will eventually get to the point where you will have a...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (



I used HD Tune for my read speeds and they were: Minimum - 119.4 MB/s Maximum - 397.1 MB/s Average - 326.0 MB/s Access Time - 0.091 ms Burst Rate - 338.6 MB/s CPU Usage - 3.4%

Installed with no troubles what so ever. The 3.5" adapter plate worked perfectly. I'm using a LIAN LI K60B case, Biostar TZ77XE4, and Ivy Bridge i7-3770. Installed Windows 7 Professional and there wasn't a single hiccup ; This is my first experience...

I do notice a tiny hangup when I first resume back from a long idle period but it's brief - probably me just expecting the lighting fast speeds I've grown accustomed to with this thing

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Jim R (

Fail - frequent 60 sec hangs, some crashes


Most of the time, the freeze stops everything for 60 seconds, but if I don't get the kernel inpage crash, then progress resumes after the freeze. The freezes have been frequent, the crashes have not. This old laptop doesn't do AHCI, so I don't know if...

Got it for a good price, promised to be a sizzling replacement for the slow thing in my wife's laptop. And I have to do a clean install anyway due to messed up software, so I can start fresh ; Popped it right into the system and it was recognized by...

FAIL, plain and simple. Heavy write traffic causes the drive to freeze up for 60 seconds at a time, and it's getting worse as I install more. First noticed it about an hour into an install, where the 100+ windows updates would hang. And eventually got...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable


Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
Serial ATA: Yes
Ultra ATA: No
Wireless LAN: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal