Average Bench: 77.3% (238th of 863)

Based on 142 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 22.6% 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 69.8MB/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 41%. 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 50.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 142 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 487 519
200 Write 327 436
238 Mixed 377 464
88.1% 397 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 23.4 28.8
35.3 4K Write 69.8 109
11.9 4K Mixed 19.6 31.4
97.5% 37.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 205 349
49.8 DQ Write 197 320
12.9 DQ Mixed 50.2 86.8
79.2% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free
Firmware: M311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 433
Mixed 391
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 34.2
151% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 26.8
93% 205 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: M311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 331
Mixed 459
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 27.4
130% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 85.4
132% 251 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 292
Mixed 411
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 67.1
4K Mixed 17.4
86% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 61.5
110% 219 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 444
Write 349
Mixed 422
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 17.4
113% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 82.9
DQ Mixed 13.5
22% 39.7 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: M206 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 306
Write 203
Mixed 195
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 35.6
4K Mixed 13.6
62% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 40.5
52% 91.9 MB/s
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO - $317

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $994

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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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