Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts
- Excellent sequential read performance thanks to the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller.
- Sharp write speed limits at lower capacities (comapred with solutions using 64Gbit dies)
- IOPS performance is lower than competing controllers.
Pricing and Availability:
Current market prices for the Corsair Force LX are as follows:
- 128GB – $90 ($0.70/GB) (Amazon link)
- 256GB – $140 ($0.55/GB) (Amazon link)
- 512GB – $260 ($0.51/GB) (Amazon link)
Pricing is certainly an improvement over the SSD wrk, which runs nearly $0.10/GB higher across the board. Our next review based on this controller will be at an even further reduced price point.
The Corsair Force LX ships with a 3-year warranty.
The Corsair Force LX is a solid performer thanks to its Micron 20nm synchronous flash and Silicon Motion controller. We were happy to see this performance available in costs/GB lower than competing units. While more limited on write speeds, the smaller 256Gb capacity showed some advantages over the larger models in pure random read workloads at specific queue depths. The Corsair Force LX is a worthy addition to the list of SSDs folks look for, especially those shopping based on good performers at a relatively low cost per gigabyte.