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Published on July 16th, 2014 | by Gavin Bonshor

Corsair Force LX 256GB Review

Introduction

Corsair is one of those companies that needs no introduction but obviously we will anyway!  From the year they were founded (1994) until the present day, they have produced premium products spanning many different sectors including cooling with their legendary H100 and H100i coolers, PSUs with their superb HX/AX range of power supplies and they even make one of the most popular range of cases on the market.  Their conquest for global domination doesn’t stop there as they are more widely known for their memory and more specifically, the Dominator range which are popular with consumers, overclockers and gamers alike.  What else does this global powerhouse have up their sleeve?

Well another sector they are currently doing well in is storage, but not just any storage; SSDs.  Yes, today I will be taking a look at one of their latest SSDs but more specifically, the Corsair Force LX 256GB.  With the LX being a direct replacement for the previous budget Corsair LS range, there is more to this SSD than meets the eye.  Of course TRIM support is included and it features read speeds of up to 560MB/s, but it also features Micron 20nm ONFI NAND, 8 chips to be exact which is double that of the 128GB LX drive (4 chips).

The main question though, is how will it perform and does it compete with the likes of Samsung and Crucial who are currently engaged in one of the most aggressive SSD price wars ever to exist.  Whilst this is good for consumers, is it good for other companies on the market?  I can’t answer that, but what I can do is put the LX 256GB through its paces and see how it performs.  So without further ado let’s take a look at what the Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD has to offer.

More about Corsair as a company:

Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.

 

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