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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 April 2015
Ordered and fitted this for my mum in her 2012 Dell Laptop which had Windows on it after I got sick to the back teeth of her constantly whining about her laptop being rubbish; she only uses it for email and web browsing how bad can it be!? I lost the plot one evening with her moaning, took the laptop from her and she was right; the whole thing crawled doing the most menial of tasks. Checked it - no viruses or malware etc... and she never installs anything. I was perplexed.

My first thought was it was likely I/O related and the best way to resolve it would be to install an SSD - I've been a user of Corsair's Force GT series drives in the past and they are excellent, so I had no quibbles about using their ordinary Force series drives; this particular model is just so cheap! Downside is, my mum's Dell laptop had Windows preinstalled along with all the usual OEM junk software on a 320GB drive; no way could I resize the partition to fit on 60GB. So I grabbed a copy of Linux Mint because it looks a bit like Windows, installed that on it, set up my mum's email client and imported her browser bookmarks, handed it back... she loves it. Cold boot to desktop in under 10 seconds, and when my mum clicks stuff, she expects something to happen... and with this drive running the show, she's never left disappointed. It's not the fastest of drives, but for your average user it's more than good enough. My mum no longer moans and I get my peace and quiet back; best £35 I've spent in a long time. 5/5 would buy again to solve parent problems.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 10 February 2015
Being a veteran system builder since the mid-nineties, I looked at price/ performance figures on various websites for an SSD.
Samsung Evo figures seemed top of the budget scale but, I didn't like the way additional 'trick' software controlled the speed of the SSD,
longevity comes first for me, especially when you have an OS on it.
Technical data falls marginally short of the Samsung EVO SSD but, with the added bonus of being cheaper!
Installed this in a new-build Windows 7 64 bit Pro Desktop as a primary disk with a Sandisk Plus SSD as a secondary for file storage.
Well impressed with the speed of this at boot-up and the responsiveness of my AutoCAD 2012, CorelDRAW X5 suite and MS Office 2010 programs.
If I need another SSD, I won't hesitate to buy this again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 2014
I was looking for an SSD to backup my main PC and carry around with me so my files are always to hand. Research showed the Corsair Force range has very fast read/write speeds. The price was right, so I bought it. It works as I expected. I've got it in a 2.5" caddy with a USB 3.0 cable interface. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2014
Had several of these now and my oldest one is SATAII and is still operating without faults five years old now. This one is just as well made and I hope it to be as reliable as the last ones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 April 2014
It's great value for money, the read/write speed is great and Windows 7 boots in under 10 seconds. 60GB is enough for OS installation and any additional core programs. Would recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 18 April 2014
Great SSD, works fast as an SSD should, and also respective write speed. 10/10 Would buy another. My PC boots up in 11 Seconds with this. GREAT!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 2014
6 Months down the line the drive is still working great although running at 90% capacity. Great item for the price
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2014
the corsair force LS SSD is a very good SSD for the money, it has a very fast read speed perfect for the OS and key applications. i would defiantly recommend one to a friend.
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on 6 March 2015
This is a great SSD, I'm not even taking full advantage of it, I have it in my secondary machine, a Dell Optiplex 740, with an Athlon 64 x2 3800+, 4GB RAM and notably, SATA 2 along with 2 other mechanical hard drives. Windows 7 doesn't have particularly impressive bootup times, but overall performance is fantastic, programs open faster and the system overall is very responsive. My only gripe is only my own fault, 60GB is not enough space, once formatted this drive has around 55GB as expected, by the time windows is installed that leaves you with 35GB, add on Office 2013 and the other bare basic programs as well as Windows updates and you're not left with much space at all, so I really do recommend more storage! But that aside, a fantastic SSD! I payed about £35.
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on 14 April 2015
Reinstalling the Operating system fron an ageing rotating platter, onto an SSD, is a sure fire way to rejuvinate an old laptop, and get another couple of years of life from it.

This was installed into a Lenovo T61, and a clean copy of the OS installed.
Boot times reduced from 2 minutes to around 15 seconds.
The desktop feels much more snappy.
The windows "hourglass" wheel is seldom seen in normal usage now.

SSDs are fantastic, and this Corsair, while not the fastest, is more than adequate.
It is a high performing respected brand, at a low price.

As requested in the comment, the benchmark results.

AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636.37293
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Name: Corsair Force LS SSD ATA Device
Firmware: S8FM07.2
Controller: intelide
Offset: 103424 K - OK
Size: 223.57 GB
Date: 01/07/2015 15:30:53
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Sequential:
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Read: 156.12 MB/s
Write: 198.57 MB/s
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4K:
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Read: 23.78 MB/s
Write: 47.19 MB/s
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4K-64Threads:
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Read: 27.68 MB/s
Write: 62.87 MB/s
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Access Times:
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Read: 0.163 ms
Write: 0.066 ms
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Score:
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Read: 67
Write: 130
Total: 245
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