Average Bench: 75.9% - 234th / 836

Based on 85 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 24.0% 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 66.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.9MB/s
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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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 18.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 85 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 485 519
196 Write 320 426
238 Mixed 374 464
87.2% 393 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 22.9 28.7
35.7 4K Write 66.9 108
11.5 4K Mixed 18.9 29.2
94.4% 36.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 210 345
45.2 DQ Write 194 324
12.3 DQ Mixed 48.5 87.7
78.6% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
222GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 357
Mixed 426
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 21.1
130% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 67.6
123% 244 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 520
Write 285
Mixed 392
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 20.1
119% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 60.9
109% 217 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 479
Write 345
Mixed 364
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 18.8
90% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 61.6
72% 126 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 02.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 481
Write 378
Mixed 412
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 11.3
91% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 53.8
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 33
42% 72 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 483
Write 286
Mixed 345
82% 372 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 46.1
4K Mixed 18.3
80% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 57
91% 175 MB/s

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Gaming 76%
Desktop 67%
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Workstation 50%

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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