Corsair recalls Force Series 3 SSDs

US memory maker Corsair has announced a recall of a number of its Force 3 series of solid state drives.

The 120GB SSDs with part number CSSD-F120GB3-BK have unspecified issues with both hardware and firmware which are serious enough for the company to recommend that anyone who owns one should stop using it immediately, even if they have not experienced any problems.

Corsair has already stopped shipping the drives from today but we have seen several online retailers still showing the offending articles in-stock and available for sale.

The company is offering either a replacement or full refund for anyone who has purchased one of the drives and is offering to cover full shipping costs in all cases, although, judging by some miffed comments on Corsair's own forums, some international customers are having a battle getting answers about returns procedures.

Affected drives will be replaced with brand new retail drives and the company is currently quoting turn-around of 10 business days, though it says it is working to shorten this.

Corsair says that CSSD-F60GB3-BK, CSSD-F240GB3-BK, and Force GT drives are not affected by this issue.