Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review – A budget SSD

 

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

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Review: Corsair
Force LX
Reviewed by: ANTONIS
SAPANIDIS

Provided by: Corsair
Model: Force LX 256GB SSD

Firmware version: N0307A

 

 

 

The last few weeks were very exciting for
Solid State Drives. The arrival of PCIe and M.2 that can give speeds up to
10Gb/s shows the direction that consumer drives will be moving forward. Setting
aside all this, we need to see what is currently available to us. So far SATA
6Gb/s is here and it has also become more and more affordable, so there are no
excuses now for anyone having the OS installed on a spinning drive.

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Corsair’s Force LX is an SSD that is more
focused on a low budget without having to compromise on the performance. The
Force LX is only available in two capacities, 128GB and 256GB, and in this
review I will be taking a closer look at the 256Gb SSD. 

So let’s see if the Force LX SSD has what
it takes to deserve a place in our system. We’ll start by taking a look at the
package and its contents.


Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD

As always I will be first examining the
packaging and its contents.

Packaging

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD
The front of the box has a different colour scheme from the Force LS.

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Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD
and the back of the box

The Corsair Force LX shares pretty much the
same design as most of their SSDs, the main difference is the that Force LX
comes in two sizes, 128GB and 256GB, so now let’s see what is inside the box.  

A closer look at the Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD
Top side of the Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD
Drive underside

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Now let’s look at what’s inside the SSD.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Looking
at the top of the Corsair Force LX SSD we find four NAND chips made by Micron.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

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On
the back of the Corsair Force lX SSD we find another four 20nm NAND chips, the
MSI Controller, and the DDR3 RAM.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Here
is a closer look at the 20nm NAND.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

A
close look at the four channel SM2246EN, Silicon Motion controller.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

The
DDR3 memory is manufactured by NANYA.

Specifications

The following specifications are taken from
the official Corsair website, to find out more click here.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

On picture below we can see some general
specifications for the Silicon Motion Controler, you can find more information
about the SM2246EN on the Silicon Motion website.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

CrystalDiskInfo

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

In
the above screen shot we see all the available info for the Corsair Force LX SSD.

 


Let’s head to the next page where we
take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.

 

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