Corsair Force LS 240 GB SSD Review 2

Corsair Force LS 240 GB SSD Review

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Packaging

Package Front
Package Back




The Drive

SSD Front
SSD Back

The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It is made of metal, which improves its durability. Its height is only 7 mm, which makes it compatible with Intel's Ultrabook specification.

SSD Interface Connector

Like most recent SSDs, the Corsair Force LS uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any older SATA standard, but will in such a case work at reduced performance.

SSD Teardown PCB Front
SSD Teardown PCB Back

You will find the SSD controller and 16 flash chips on the PCB. A DRAM chip next to the flash controller provides operating memory for the controller.

SSD Controller

Corsair uses a Phison PS3108-S8 controller with eight channels.

SSD Flash Chips

The 16 flash chips are produced by Toshiba on a 19 nanometer process and have been rebranded by Phison.

SSD DRAM Chip

A DDR3 memory chip, made by Powerchip is also installed on the PCB to provide RAM for the SSD controller.
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