Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review – A budget SSD

PCMark Vantage – HDD Suite


For these tests we will be using
FutureMark’s PCMark Vantage. This suite of real world test applications is
highly regarded, as one of the most comprehensive ways of testing a computer’s
performance in the real world. The PCMark Vantage test application also
includes an HDD/SSD/USB Flash suite of testing procedures, designed to fully
test out the performance of an HDD/SSD to its limits.

PCMark Vantage HDD suite results

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Here
are the results for the Corsair Force LXSSD.

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Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Here is a detailed view of the performance
of the Corsair Force LX SSD, and you can compare the result with other drives
that I have tested.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

The Corsair Force LX is the second fastest
drive in this test. Again, a very good result for the Force LX.

 

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PC Mark 8 – HDD Suite

Here at Myce.com, we only recently
introduced PCMark Vantage to our SSD testing. PCMark Vantage is a good test,
but is now somewhat outdated in the applications that it tests, even to the
extent of including a test trace on how Windows Vista booted. We could have
course have opted for the newer PCMark 7, but I personally had issues with the
way it ran the HDD tests.

We have built quite a close relationship
with FutureMark software, the authors of the PCMark PC benchmarking software
that we use in our tests. I decided I would use PCMark Vantage as stopgap
measure until the more up-to-date PCMark 8 benchmarking suite became available.
I’m pleased to say that PCMark 8 is now available, and it gives me great
pleasure to introduce you all to the results obtained by this new ‘real world’
benchmarking suite.

I will describe the basic way that each
test is carried out, above the graph for each test.

PC Mark 8 HDD suite results

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

Here
is a screenshot of the Corsair Force LX SSD result.

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Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

The Corsair Force LX SSD in the middle,
with a very good score of 244.1MB/Sec.

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review - A budget SSD

A detailed graph which gives you a closer
look at the performance of the Corsair Force LX SSD.

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Summary:

There is no doubt that the Force LX has
very good performance for a drive that isn’t aimed at the enthusiast.

 

Let’s head to the next page for our
IOMeter test results…..

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