We took theSSD Corseer's new budget - is the Force LX up against the competition?
Today,SSD Much wider than it was only two or three years ago. The large variety of internal components that manufacturers can use gives them the tools to create different degrees of speed, reliability and of course price.
While they can boast of high-performance and exceptionally high-quality mornings, the market share that will provide them with that budget is actually the bottom market share.
In this review I will present you with a drive SSD Which is designed for those who want to pay the minimum possible to make the significant leap between a standard hard drive and a drive SSD fast. Corsaire's new Force LX series is a new budget series designed for those who are willing to pay as little as possible and get as much as possible.
ID - Corsair Force LX 128GB
- size: 2.5 INCH
- thickness: 7 millimeters
- Controller Memory Chips: Silicon Motion SM2246EN
- Memory chips: Made by Micron, 8 chipset with a total volume of 128 gigabytes
- interface: SATA3
- warranty period: three years
Among the Force LX 128GB's competitors are:
- Crucial MX100 128GB
- Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB
- Sandisk SDSSDP 128GB
The Force LX of 128's gigabyte gigabyte is associated with the world's most budget-SSD. In Israel, similar-volume drives sell for between NIS 290 and NIS 350 today, and the Force LX, which is priced at $ 75 in the United States, is no exception.
Packaging and content
Only the Force LX is packed in a plastic envelope. Along with a page detailing the installation process and the warranty.
An external look
The front of the drive includes a sticker with the model, serial numbers and volume. The other side of the drive contains no information or graphics of any kind. Unlike many cheap drives, the drive envelope is made of aluminum rather than plastic.
Note that the size of the board printed inside the package does not exceed half the length of the package. One side of the printed board has four chips זיכרון.
The other side of the drive includes four additional chips next to the controller and the controller memory. Do you seem a bit familiar? Well, this is the same platform that is also known From the newly reviewed ADATA SP610 drive. Micron has developed this platform for budget drives and uses parts that help manufacturers launch cheap drives. These memory chips belong to the Micron and are manufactured in a process of 20 nanometers. Memory technology is a reliable MLC that also sells you from more expensive drives.
The memory controller is the SM2246EN and belongs to Sillicon Motion. This memory controller is simple and aims to provide as high continuous read performance as possible. Next to it is a printed board chip Nanya DDR2 memory of 128 megabyte. The relationship between this memory and the controller is similar to that between a main processor and a memory RAM System.
The SM controller works in four channels, which means that in order to use it optimally, at least four chips must be attached to it. A cheaper choice here is to use eight chips of 16 gigabyte each. Four printed on each side of the board and each pair of gestures to one channel in the morning.
Note that unlike the SP610, here the hardware is slightly weakened. The chips come in lower volume and the memory controller has less RAM than it can use. This is a common occurrence in the world,SSD Where the higher the volume, the higher the performance.
It's time to put the simple Force LX on the testing table and see what it's worth.