Average Bench: 75.9% (236th of 848)

Based on 99 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 24.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 67.5MB/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 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 47.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 18.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 99 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 487 519
193 Write 319 428
238 Mixed 372 463
87% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 23.3 28.8
35.5 4K Write 67.5 108
11.3 4K Mixed 18.7 28.7
95% 36.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 DQ Read 203 345
45.6 DQ Write 194 324
12.5 DQ Mixed 47.2 86.9
77.1% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3GB free
Firmware: M208
4KALIGNED
Read 516
Write 483
Mixed 424
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 27.2
132% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 79.3
99% 179 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 356
Mixed 423
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 18.4
82% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 32.8
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 60.6
70% 113 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: M206
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 392
Write 193
Mixed 234
60% 273 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 18.9
111% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 58.9
77% 137 MB/s
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AmazonUS $144.6519 months ago.
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Gaming 62%
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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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