Reviews and Problems with Corsair Force Series (CSSD-FxxxGBP2-BRKT/CSSD-FxxxGB2-BRKT)
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Corsair Force LS 240GB SSD review (8)
11 February 2014
Conclusion: Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: Summing up a review isn’t the easiest task for a lot of different reasons. One of these reasons is the excellent performance that you can get with most SSD drives, even those that aren’t focused on enthusiasts. A great example is the new Corsair Force LS SSD.
Pros: SATA 6Gbps support., 7mm thick SSD ready for Ultrabooks., Very good TRIM operation, Very good performance when used as a system drive., 3 year warranty., Very well priced.
Cons: Performance with incompressible data., 4K read/write performance could have been better.
Summary: The pricing of the Corsair Force GS is: 180GB – Rs.12,500 240GB – Rs.15,300 360GB – Rs. 23,000 480GB – Rs. 32,000 If you’ve been keeping track of the prices of SSDs, you’ll notice that a 240GB SSD now costs as much as a 120GB one would a few months ago. A capacity of 240GB is sufficient to hold the operating system along with all programs and game installations. You can use a hard drive to store other data such as your media library and other files.
Summary: The Force LS series is interesting in many ways. It is an affordable SSD series, it's isn't slow, it isn't the fastest SSD on the block either. However the Phison controller used in combo with the 19nm toggle NAND did surprise me as the package combined results in a SSD that can keep up very well with LSI and Marvell based products. We've seen no oddities and overall the SSD is performing pretty nice.
The Force LS kicks ass at sustained and linear read/writes.
Excerpt: Corsair has launched a new line of affordable SSDs, using the lesser known Phison PS3108 controller. We tested the 240 GB model to find out whether Corsair's new series can hold its own against some pretty stiff competition in terms of price and performance.
Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD Review – Phison Controller Displays Increased Write Speeds
3 October 2013
Conclusion: As implemented in Corsair’s Force Series LS 240GB SSD, the Phison PS-3108 controller is a solid performer. While the overall read performance of the Force LS is certainly competitive, the write speeds in many benchmarks were surprisingly strong. Whether write optimization is a characteristic strength of the Phison controller, or is a result of Corsair’s firmware implementation, remains to be seen.
Conclusion: Like most budget products, the conclusion depends on pricing. The Force LS is a low-end drive by today's standards but with the right price, it can be a competitive offering. Since Corsair does not offer the Force LS in the states, I can't rely on my regular NewEgg price comparison, so I decided to use Scan.co.uk, a large British component etailer.
Summary: Corsair's Neutron Series has already demonstrated that not every decently performing SSD must use a SandForce controller. Their new Force LS is based on a Phison PS3108 controller performing decently enough to compete with all but the latest high-end drives. Compared to a typical high-end SandForce drive, we see the Force LS about 5% behind, and older drives, like the Intel 510, OCZ Agility 3, and Crucial M4, are up to 6% slower than the Force LS.
Pros: Solid performance, Good MySQL enterprise 48 threads results, 7.5 mm thin—Ultrabook compatible, Supports TRIM, 3-year warranty
Cons: Not available in the US, More expensive than comparable drives, Not as fast as other high-end drives (which are more expensive, though)
Corsair Force GS 240GB SATA III (F240GBGS-BK PK1SSD Drive)+ Firmware 5.03 Review
31 August 2012
Excerpt: In one corner we have the mechanical storage drive industry becoming smaller- especially now that Seagate has completed acquiring LACie. But its the opposite that’s going on in the SSD Market. It still does need to catch up on higher storage space with significantly lesser price and atleast 5 years warranty period to welcome the change by the mass. Corsair is one of them. In the past 6-8 months, an SSD drive like Force GT/HyperX 120GB that once used to use Rs.
Summary: The Force GS 240GB is the latest and greatest SandForce SSD from Corsair, utilizing high performance Toggle-mode NAND to finish first in our real world performance benchmarks. The margin of victory was quite small however, only slightly edging out the ADATA XPG SX910 128GB which uses speed-binned but ultimately slower synchronous NAND. In typical day-to-day use it would be difficult to tell the two apart on performance and responsiveness alone.
Summary: We are reviewing the Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD. Corsair provides enthusiasts with both sides of the SSD controller coin by offering Marvell and SandForce controlled SSDs in its product lines. Today we will take a look at the SandForce option with its SandForce SF-2282 controller paired with high-performance IMFT synchronous NAND.