Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD Review – A budget SSD

Conclusion:


Let us summarise the most important
positive and negative points below:

Positives:

  • 3 year warranty.
  • Power efficient.
  • Read speeds are very high.
  • 7mm thick SSD.
  • Excellent TRIM operation

Negatives:

  • Write speed could have been a little
    higher.

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To sum up, this is what I would say:

As I said in the beginning of my review, SSDs
are moving forward at a vast rate, but we still need drives that are pushing the
price down that also have very good performance. That’s where the Corsair LX
256GB SSD comes in, as a low cost SSD with very good performance as your main
drive. The thing that caught my attention was TRIM, as the drive showed some
impressive performance and was able to reach a fresh out of the box state very
easily. The three year warranty is something that also gives points to the
Force LX. The Force LX showed some very good read speed in my real world tests and
synthetic benchmarks, and at the same time Corsair is keeping the price down.
But does this mean that you will have to sacrifice something? You sacrifice some
write speed, but in a real use scenario you wouldn’t be able to notice this.

I know that it’s a compromise that you have
to make, but the question is “does this makes any difference in real life?”. The
answer depends on your use. If you are someone that wants to replace the 750GB
HDD that came with your Dell laptop (like I did), then you can only gain from
this change. In my case an SSD like Corsair’s Force LX was the piece that was
missing from my laptop, after that you will be getting the maximum out of your
hardware and all this from a value update that will make your life faster.

The parting sentence is:

“Corsair’s Force LX is a drive that
delivers what it promises, you should check this drive if you are looking for a
new value SSD.”

I therefore give the ‘Very good’ rating to
the Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD.

 

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