Corsair have analyzed issues associated with the stability of its recently released 120GB Force Series 3 SSD, forcing the company to recall the devices and offer replacements to their owners.
"Our review has identified that a significant percentage of these drive do not perform to specifications. The solution will require changes to both the SSD firmware and the hardware components of the SSD itself," Corsair said.
The company has stopped shipments of the affected drive, Corsair part number CSSD-F120GB3-BK and have implemented the following remediation plan:
- ALL users should cease using the CSSD-F120GB3-BK drive immediately, even if they have not experienced issues of stability.
- Users may then either RETURN the drive to Corsair, at Corsair's expense, to be exchanged with a replacement drive that does meet specifications OR
- Return the drive to their place of purchase.
To return your Force Series 3 120GB SSD to Corsair, owners should contact Corsair to arrange their replacement. Corsair will pay for shipping the drives back to Corsair and will replace the drive free of charge. Estimated turnaround time is ten business days, the company added.
Released on May 16, the Corsair Force Series 3 models
have a SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3) interface and feature the highest performance version of the latest-generation SandForce SF-2281 SSD Processor.