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Corsair Force LS 240GB SSD Review - Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD


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

Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD

 

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The turquoise and black package is my favorite from the Force series. Normally we try not to pick a favorite, but this color combination is really sharp. The front of the package gives us three feature bullet points and shows the 7mm z-height form factor. This is actually the first Force branded SSD from Corsair to get a 7mm case.

 

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Inside the box, we found a drive four screws for installation and a paper manual.

 

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Here we get our first look at the new Force Series LS 240GB. The drive actually has 256GB of flash inside the case, but a portion of that is reserved for over-provisioning.

 

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The 7mm z-height form factor has the same mounting points as standard 9.5mm drives, so they fit well in notebooks.

 

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Inside we found sixteen Toshiba Toggle NAND flash chips in a TSOP package. There are eight flash chips on each side.

 

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Here we see the Phison S8 controller with a PSC 512MB DRAM buffer as close to the controller as physically possible.

 

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Toshiba TSOP flash has less planes than Toshiba BGA flash, but it's cheaper to manufacture. All of the Phison controlled drives we've tested in a 2.5" form factor shipped with TSOP (the little fingers on the outside edge of the NAND flash).

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