Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD
Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 5 September 2014. Page 1 of 4. 1 Comment

The latest solid-state drive in our office is the Corsair Force LX 256GB SATA 3.0 that's been put through its paces under Linux and is working out quite well.

For a new system build in our automated benchmarking test farm I bought the Corsair Force LX SSD as an affordable yet speedy drive. I've been very happy with the purchase so decided to run some fresh SSD benchmarks and share the numbers with you all.

The Corsair Force LX 256GB is Serial ATA 3.0 compatible, measures in at a 7mm height, supports TRIM, and claims max sequential reads up to 560 MB/s and sequential writes up to 300MB/s. This drive has 76K IOPS for max random reads and 70K IOPS for max random writes. The Corsair Force LX has a 1.5 million hour MTBF and is backed by a three year warranty.

The Corsair Force LX 256GB model uses MLC ONFI memory, has a 256MB DRAM cache, and offers SSD Smart support. While Linux support for SSDs really isn't an issue, Corsair does advertise the Force LX drive as being compatible with Linux.

The Corsair Force LX 256GB model has a retail price of around $120~140 USD but a few weeks back I managed to snatch it for just over $100 USD, which is quite good given the capacity.

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