Average Bench: 76.7% (238th of 859)

Based on 124 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]


Good average bench

The Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB averaged 23.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 68.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.3MB/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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 124 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 488 519
195 Write 322 436
238 Mixed 376 464
87.6% 395 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 23.3 28.8
35.3 4K Write 68.9 108
11.5 4K Mixed 19.1 30
96.3% 37.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 DQ Read 206 345
46.4 DQ Write 197 323
12.6 DQ Mixed 48.9 86.8
78.5% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
65GB free
Firmware: M306 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 367
Mixed 320
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 29.1
126% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 81
115% 213 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 309
Mixed 421
92% 416 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 19
88% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 65.9
102% 195 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 494
Write 346
Mixed 396
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 17.7
85% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 94.5
DQ Write 64.3
DQ Mixed 15.5
29% 58.1 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 491
Write 319
Mixed 416
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 17.5
77% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 61.6
68% 116 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 493
Write 345
Mixed 361
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 56.9
4K Mixed 15.5
82% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 23
DQ Write 66.8
DQ Mixed 15.9
20% 35.3 MB/s
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Desktop 66%
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Workstation 58%

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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