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Corsair Force LS 240GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Power and Thermal Testing

Corsair Force LS 240GB SSD Review

Corsair teamed up with Phison to add another level to the Force brand. The new Force LS uses Phison's S8 controller and Toshiba NAND flash.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 8, 2013 1:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Corsair

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

Developer Homepage: http://www.bapco.com

Test Homepage: http://www.bapco.com

 

MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.

 

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Our other Phison S8 controlled drives did very well in the notebook power test and one even came close to the record. The Force Series LS uses a newer firmware and the newer firmware seems to take a bit more power. Still, the Force LS is in the upper third of this class.

 

 

PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Consumption

 

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Using PCMark Vantage again to see real-world performance, we see the Force LS has the lowest idle and load power consumption. What hurts the battery life performance is the disk busy time. The drive needs to work for longer in order to complete a task.

 

 

Thermal Test - BETA

 

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When a chip doesn't use a lot of power, it can't generate a lot of heat.

 

We see that in practice with the low heat output from the Phison controller under a 4K load for 10 minutes (bottom).

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