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Corsair Releases the Force Series LX Solid State Drives

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Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the release of the Force Series LX solid-state drives (SSD). Available in either 256 GB or 128 GB capacities, Force Series LX SSDs bring the amazing performance benefits of an SSD to new lower price point - making it easier than ever to move your PC into the SSD fast lane.

The speedy benefits of solid-state drives have long attracted PC enthusiasts, but high prices may have put off some users from making the switch to this faster storage technology. In response to this dilemma, Corsair is bringing all the perks of an SSD to a new, even more budget-friendly price point so everyone can feel the rush. With the Force LX 256 GB costing $129.99 and the 128 GB just $74.99, there's never been a better time to upgrade to faster SSD technology.





Powered by a Silicon Motion SSD controller, the Force Series LX SSDs offer fantastic performance up to 10 times faster than that of a conventional spinning-disk hard drive. Force LX's SATA 3 file transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/sec read and 300 MB/sec write can massively improve system performance. Operating system start-up and application load times accelerate to mere seconds, anti-virus scans complete far faster, and navigating your PC's files feels much more responsive thanks to near-instant access times.

A slim-line 7 mm aluminum housing makes it easy to install the Force LX into almost every desktop or notebook PC with a 2.5 inch drive bay -- an ideal upgrade to breathe new life into an notebook, ultrabook or PC in need of a boost. Corsair's bundled SSD Toolbox software utility is also included as a free download, allowing you to easily optimize your SSD's performance, clone your existing hard drive, or securely erase all data on a drive. TRIM, NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. technologies automatically maintain drive performance for years to come, and Corsair tops off the package with a 3 year warranty and legendary customer service for total peace of mind.

Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
The Force Series LX SSDs are available in 128 GB and 256 GB capacities at MSRPs of $74.99 and $129.99. The SSDs are available immediately from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized retailers and are backed with a three year warranty and Corsair customer service and technical support.

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That's a good price for 256GB. I'm looking forward to the reviews even though I'm very happy with my Samsung 840 Pro SSDs.
 
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Does it have cache at all ?
 
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I own a Samsung Evo 120GB and two PNY XLR8, 120GB and 240GB.... they all are amazingly fast. However, I found the XLR8 very cheap and totally worth it
 
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I don't know...Should I buy one of these? Or stick with the Kingston HyperX, for about $10 more?

The new controller looks good, or better than good, but I am a fan of Kingston...This price...only thing is, Kingston has a kit for transferring HDD to SDD and includes a USB useable case for the old HDD and can be used as a backup...

This Corsair sounds promising, with the Corsair toolbox... Still not sure they have a cloning program available yet...

Thier website says it is still "under construction". W/ That? No question, Corsair Force LX. W/out that... Kingston.

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This Corsair sounds promising, with the Corsair toolbox... Still not sure they have a cloning program available yet...

Corsair's bundled SSD Toolbox software utility is also included as a free download, allowing you to easily optimize your SSD's performance, clone your existing hard drive, or securely erase all data on a drive.

If that doesn't work for you I recommend the free EaseUS Partition Master.
 
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Not sure if the website is behind the PR or the PR is hoping the IT guys will update the website or, PR guy is full of it and IT guys want to kill him because cloner is not ready?

The website definitely says, "Under Construction".

Hopefully, by the time my budget is ready, they have it all figured. I am a Kingston fan but, I like what is being said about the new controller and the price.

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