1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Quick Question - Corsair Force GT or Intel 520?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by random, Jun 19, 2012.

?

Which should I go for?

  1. Corsair Force GT

    8 vote(s)
    61.5%
  2. Intel 520 Series

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  1. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,041 (1.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    My fail OCZ drive finally showed it's true colors and kicked the bucket, so now should I go with a 120GB or 60GB? Intel or Corsair? I don't use my SSD for anything other than my OS.
  2. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,891 (6.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,888
    Location:
    Concord, NH
    My Force GTs work very well. I've never used the 500 series SSDs from Intel though.
    random says thanks.
  3. mlee49

    mlee49

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    8,474 (3.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,098
    Both are great drives, I would suggest looking at the warranties of both manufactures and see what pleases you the most. The Intel will likely be more expensive, but should have reliability on it's side. The Corsair may be fast, but I've had 3 Corsair SSDs die on me :(

    As far a size goes, 120 is about the smallest I'd suggest. Any smaller and your OS and two games eats up almost half of the drive. Especially games like Batman Arkham Asylum, which is 15GB. :eek:
    random says thanks.
  4. AthlonX2

    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    7,135 (2.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,642
    Intel 520,but at least 240GB. It has the best firmware available,and TRIM actually works :)
    random says thanks.
  5. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,041 (1.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    Gah you guys aren't making this easy lol
  6. AthlonX2

    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    7,135 (2.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,642
    If your going with just your OS on the drive the Force GT line is nice. I use the 180GB version in my test system and it hasnt shown any issues
  7. MasterInvader

    MasterInvader

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Messages:
    275 (0.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    58
    Location:
    Portugal
    Force GT
  8. Am*

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Messages:
    253 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Neither. Since they all use the same controller as your "fail" OCZ drive, they will "kick the bucket" in the same way your OCZ drive has. I'd suggest switching to a Crucial M4 or something similar that's much more reliable than any of the Sandforce drives.
  9. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,891 (6.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,888
    Location:
    Concord, NH
    People have to stop dissing Sandforce. Their firmware used to be buggy, I've yet to have an issue with them now.
    95Viper says thanks.
  10. nleksan

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    239 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    36
    Location:
    Ohio
    You can get the Samsung 830 drives for very good prices right now, and is my choice for performance per dollar. That said, if you are fast you can grab a ForceGT 240GB for $199 (maybe $179 with MIR) @ Newegg! PM me if you want the sale code.
    random says thanks.
  11. puma99dk|

    puma99dk|

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,288 (1.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    724
    i have heard that Intel's SSD why they r a little more expensive than others is bcs they r more reliable than other, ino if i had the money i would have went with the Intel 520 Series not this Samsung 830 128gb i got now.
    random says thanks.
  12. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,041 (1.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    thanks all for the input, I went with the corsair force GT 120gb as it turned out to be way cheaper than the intel. I really didn't want to spend at all but yeah this hit the sport for performance and budget.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page