Average Bench: 76.9% (238th of 853)

Based on 116 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 23.1% 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 69.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB is 39.9%. 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 48.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 116 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 488 519
193 Write 322 437
237 Mixed 375 464
87.6% 395 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 23.5 28.8
34.5 4K Write 69.5 108
11.3 4K Mixed 19.2 30.3
96.9% 37.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 DQ Read 207 345
45.5 DQ Write 198 324
12.8 DQ Mixed 48.9 86.8
78.9% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 242
Mixed 336
80% 366 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 16.7
115% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 62.7
111% 218 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,328,095 SSDs tested.

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Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO - $317

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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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