Average Bench: 75.9% (239th of 848)

Based on 87 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Neutron, Neutron, Corsair Neutron SSD, Corsair Neutron SS

The Neutron exhibits a slightly unbalanced performance profile favouring reads over writes, it achieved a real world score of 479.7 MB/s which is slightly above centre in the group test. The Neutron's ability to handle server loads as per the AS-SSD total score is also above average but weighed down by relatively poor sequential and 4k write speeds. With an above average price the Neutron doesn't represent good value for money. This drive uses a Link A Media Devices LM87800 controller, it's the first time Link A Media have produced a consumer grade SSD controller and although there have been no major issues reported so far, the company has a long way to go before establishing a reputation like Marvel, the company behind the controller on the Corsair Performance Pro, the predecessor to this drive and its better value for money GTX sibling [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB averaged 24.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 66.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB is 37.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 47.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 87 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 484 519
198 Write 321 427
238 Mixed 375 464
87.3% 393 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 23 28.7
35.8 4K Write 66.6 108
11.5 4K Mixed 19 29.2
94.4% 36.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 DQ Read 208 345
45.3 DQ Write 193 324
12.3 DQ Mixed 47.8 87.6
77.6% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: SAFC Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 528
Write 382
Mixed 433
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 13.7
119% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 43.3
91% 183 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: SAFC
4KALIGNED
Read 428
Write 426
Mixed 417
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 40.6
4K Mixed 15.2
80% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 15.5
55% 121 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: M208 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 296
Mixed 415
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 27.9
109% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 24.5
DQ Write 66.8
DQ Mixed 16
21% 35.7 MB/s
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Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO - $317

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,116

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Controller: Link A Media Devices LM87800. NAND Memory: Micron Synchronous 25nm MLC.

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Ground-breaking SSD performance a brilliant successor to Corsairs excellent Performance pro range.


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