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Corsair Force Series LX 512GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 9, 2014 1:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Corsair

Mixed Read / Write Workloads

 

In this series of tests, we measure mixed workload performance. We start with 100% read and then add data writes to the mix until we get to 100% writes, in 10% increments. We believe this will be the next major area SSD manufactures will address after performance consistency.

 

Sequential Mixed Workload Bandwidth

 

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Using sequential data we test the SSDs ability to read and write data at the same time. SATA is half duplex so none of the drives on the chart can actually read and write at the same time but the host PC can send two commands at the same time.

 

80% Read / 20% Sequential Write Bandwidth

 

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We're still working on getting a large sample size of drives ran through this test, but we have some of the best value and enthusiast class SSDs represented. The Force LX is very close to the Crucial MX100 in this test.

 

Random Mixed IO 50/50 Workload

 

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In this series of tests, we're using 4K random data and a 50% read and 50% write mix. Three of the drives on this chart use Silicon Motion SM2246En controllers, the Force LX, Angelbird wrk and Fujitsu F100. The performance in this test is nearly identical between these three drives. We'll talk more about this in the conclusion.

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