Average Bench: 81.1% (232nd of 921)

Based on 1,011 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 18.8% 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 68.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB is 41%. 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 190MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 56.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,011 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 480 513
209 Write 379 466
251 Mixed 401 484
93.4% 420 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 22.8 28.9
31.8 4K Write 68.9 105
12 4K Mixed 23 33.1
101% 38.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 DQ Read 190 352
52.2 DQ Write 193 315
12.2 DQ Mixed 56.6 86.6
79.7% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free
Firmware: M208 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 480
Mixed 401
103% 464 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 34
128% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 92.3
118% 211 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: M311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 425
Mixed 387
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 33.3
123% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 75.5
127% 246 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: M312 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 427
Mixed 342
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 16.7
102% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 92.9
DQ Mixed 15.4
24% 43 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $241 @ launch in Jun '12
AmazonUS $2452 years
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,984

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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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Above average

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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

5 years ago.

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


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