Average Bench: 81.5% (195th of 885)

Based on 943 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Neutron GTX SSD, Corsair Neutron GTX, Corsair Neutron GTX SS

The Neutron GTX is the faster of the two Neutrons released by Corsair. They both use the same Link A Media LM87800 controller but the GTX features more expensive 24NM Toshiba toggle mode NAND. The main performance gains are seen in the area of sequential writes where the GTX reaches speeds of 482 MB/s vs 359 MB/s on the non GTX version. Unfortunately the impressive boost in sequential write performance is not matched in the area of random 4k read/writes, the GTX's weakest relative areas of performance. The GTX achieved a Real World Performance Index Score of 537.6 MB/s which is approx 60 MB/s faster than the non GTX version, and an impressive score. We consider the GTX version to represent better value for money. That said there are other drives currently on the market that offer better value for money at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB averaged just 18.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB is 39.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 181MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 56.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 943 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 481 515
200 Write 379 474
246 Mixed 401 485
93.5% 420 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 23.3 29.1
35.2 4K Write 70.6 109
12.6 4K Mixed 23.1 33.1
102% 39 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 DQ Read 181 347
52.3 DQ Write 197 316
12.7 DQ Mixed 56.5 86.3
79.1% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: M208 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 463
Mixed 408
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 28.2
96% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 90.2
99% 167 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 451
Mixed 470
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 15.6
73% 26.7 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 65.7
DQ Mixed 49.7
48% 76.5 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: M311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 300
Write 174
Mixed 213
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 49.5
4K Mixed 13.6
65% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 14.1
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 10.9
27% 52.5 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $241 @ launch in Jun '12
AmazonUS $2452 years
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,974

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 Comments

Controller: LAMD LM87800. NAND Flash: Toshiba 24nm Toggle Mode MLC.

Neutron Series GTX is our flagship line of SSDs....

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12 months ago.

VERY FAST SSD I'm IMPRESSED


Above average

4 years ago.

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Good

2 years ago.

Best SSD ever seen in production environment


Excellent

5 years ago.

This is currently one of the best performing consumer grade SSDs on the market. A key advantage is that it doesn't use the sandforce SF2281 controller which has been blamed for lots of bugs in the OCZ Vertex/Agility and Kingston HyperX range of SSD's. On the flip side this drive uses a new controller that some might argue is somewhat untested as yet.


Good

4 years ago.

Fantastic performance, a worthy successor to the hugely successfull and recently decommissioned Performance Pro Series.


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