Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review – A budget SSD

Reading Benchmarks


HD Tune

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD
HD Tune – Sequential reading test

I present the graph below for comparison
with other recently tested drives.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

The Corsair Force LX SSD is slightly slower
than the Force LS, the result is simply good.


ATTO disk benchmark

ATTO has become a standard tool for
measuring the data throughput of HDD and SSD. It measures the reading and
writing performance, using different file sizes and block sizes.


Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Testing the Corsair Force LX SSD with ATTO we
can verify the numbers that corsair is giving, read speed is close to 560MB/Sec
and the write speed is up to 300MB/Sec.


CrystalDiskMark 3.0

CrystalDiskMark is quite a handy
benchmarking application, as it focuses on the file sizes that can cause a
problem on a system drive.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

The performance of the Force LX SSD continues
to be very good, and sequential numbers are very close to the ones that we saw
when the drive was tested with ATTO.

Below I am posting two graphs that give a
more detailed view of the differences between the Corsair Force LX and other SSDs
that I have tested.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Clearly
the Corsair Force LX isn’t the fastest drive, but it’s able to give some very
good results when it comes to read speeds.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Write
speeds are very close to the specifications that Corsair has in their website,
but compared to other drives the write speed of the Force LX is slow.

Overall the performance of the Corsair
Force LX can be described as very good when it comes to reading data, and
simply good when it comes to writing.


AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD benchmark is a benchmarking tool
specifically designed to test SSDs. The application tests sequential reading
and writing performance, 4K random reading and writing performance.

AS SSD benchmark also tests 4K threaded
performance. This is very exciting, as this test is the first available test
that I am aware of, that simulates how a PC operating system actually works. A
modern PC and OS, such as Windows Vista/7 does not just run a single thread at
a time, it runs many threads. The AS SSD benchmark "4K 64Thrd" tests
run 64 threads simultaneously throughout the test. If this result is good, then
you can be pretty sure the drive will perform extremely well as a system drive.

After the tests complete, AS SSD benchmark
derives a total score for the drive being tested. This is based on all aspects
of the test results, and gives an indication of how the drive is performing
overall.

Now let’s look at the results for the Corsair
Force LX SSD in the form of a screenshot. All our other comparison drives’
results are presented in the form of a graph.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Corsairs Force LX and its limited write
speed isn’t giving the drive a chance to be any higher in this chart.

 

Let’s head to the next page and run some
tests using PCMark Vantage and PCMark 8…..