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Corsair Force Series LX 256GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 27, 2014 3:09 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Corsair

HD Tune Pro - Sequential Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.55

 

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The Force Series LX is a very low cost SSD like the Transcend SSD340, PNY Optima, and Crucial M500, all represented on the charts. Looking at the sequential read performance of the Force LX, you wouldn't believe this 4-channel controller is a value market product. With nearly 469 MB/s sequential read in our 64kB test, the LX is one of the fastest on the chart in this test.

 

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Write performance is what makes us spend big money on premium SSDs, and in this chart, we see a wide range of 64kB sequential write speeds. The LX does well in this test when compared to other value market drives.

 

 

HD Tach – Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0.4.0

 

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After a reasonable number of random writes, we ran HD Tach which uses 128kB blocks to test sequential read and write speeds. The Force LX does well in the write test, our primary focus. There is one deep dive in the write portion, and it just happens to come in the exact same place we recorded a drop on the PNY Optima, a drive that uses the same SMI controller.

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