Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD Review – Phison Controller Displays Increased Write Speeds


Anvil Storage Utilities is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility.  Not only does it have a pre-set SSD benchmark, but also includes such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read/write/mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize for benchmark testing.

Force LS 240GB Anvil Storage Utilities Zero Fill

Anvil provides some great information about system and SSD identification.  The Force Series LS pulls a strong Anvil result also, and again shows some strong write speeds.


The SSD Review uses benchmark software PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience.  There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s, to which they are given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete.  The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications

Force LS 240GB PCMark Vantage

With a score of 54367, the Force Series LS result is rather middle-of-the-pack by today’s standards.


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    On page 3 of the review your yellow heading for “Crystal Disk Info Ver 3.9.3” appears to need correcting to keep in line with the version used in the test: 5.6.2.

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    It’s just amazing, the time we live in. SATA III just came out a couple of years back and some of us are disappointed with the 6Gbps speed, which constituted “the latest and the greatest” what feels like just yesterday.

    I am very much part of that group. When I heard about the newly refreshed iMacs, I was disappointed that Thunderbolt 2 wasn’t part of the equation, as I am very much looking forward to a 4K monitor as soon as they’re less cost-prohibitive, but when I read down the press release and found out the new specs included a new PCIe SSD, I immediately sold off my now former souped-up Mac mini, and placed my order for one of those babies.

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