Average Bench: 77.4% (284th of 921)

Based on 173 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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The Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB averaged 22.5% 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 69.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron (v0) 240GB is 40.8%. 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 48.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 173 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 487 518
202 Write 333 438
237 Mixed 381 464
88.8% 400 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 23.4 28.8
35.1 4K Write 69.1 108
11.3 4K Mixed 19.4 31.2
96.9% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 DQ Read 200 347
48.1 DQ Write 198 321
12.7 DQ Mixed 48.3 86.7
77.8% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
145GB free
Firmware: SAFC
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 503
Write 376
Mixed 435
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 11.7
80% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 53.6
104% 209 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,418,470 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $239 @ launch in Jun '12
AmazonUS $1452 years
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

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 Comments

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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