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Corsair Force LX 512 GB SSD Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are going to take a look at one of Corsair’s latest solid state drives, the Force LX 512 GB. This is targeted at the mainstream enthusiast audience, seeking to deliver a good balance between cost and performance.

With the price of NAND having come down significantly over the past few years, solid state drives are starting to reach prices which are affordable to the masses. This makes it the perfect time for Corsair to launch the Force LX range of mainstream drives alongside their more established performance ranges.

It’s worth noting, before we start looking at the Corsair Force LX 512 GB in more detail, that this drive is available in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB flavours and that the claimed write performance of each capacity is different.

Corsair claim that all of the drives offer sequential read speed up to 560 MB/s, and the claimed sequential read speeds for the 512 GB, 256 GB and 128 GB models are 450 MB/s, 300 MB/s and 150 MB/s respectively.

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Specification

  • Interface Type: SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA 3).
  • Form Factor: 7mm high, 2.5 inch.
  • Max Sequential Read (ATTO): Up to 560MB/s.
  • Max Sequential Write (ATTO): Up to 450MB/s.

Compatibility

  • SATA 3 6Gb/s.
  • Backward compatible with SATA II and SATA I.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7, Vista®, and XP; Macintosh OS X; Linux.
  • 2.5″ bay, or 3.5” bay with 2.5” drive support.
  • 7mm height for laptop and notebook compatibility.

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