Corsair Launches Entry Level Force LS Series Solid State Drives

Paul Lilly

May the Force (LS) be with you

Corsair today added to its ever expanding line of solid state drives with a new entry level offering, the Force LS Series. These new drives are powered by a Phison SATA 6Gbps controller, the first in Corsair's Force family of SSDs to deviate from LSI's Sandforce SF-2200 controller. They also features multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory built by Toshiba on a 19nm manufacturing process.

Initially there will be three capacities to choose from. These include 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB. All three are 2.5-inch form factor drives measuring 7mm; they come in desktop and laptop upgrade kits. Even though the Force LS Series is considered a budget line, the drives are rated to run fairly fast with sequential read speeds of up 560MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 535MB/s.

Other features include TRIM support, RAID support, BGC (Background Garbage Collection), built-in advanced dynamic and static wear-leveling algorithms, and SMART monitoring.

The drives cost $70 (60GB), $110 (120GB), and $200 (240GB) and are backed by three year warranties.

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