Average Bench: 76.4% (237th of 850)

Based on 104 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 23.6% 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 68.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.4MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 47.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 104 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 486 519
195 Write 322 437
235 Mixed 373 465
87.3% 394 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 23.4 28.8
35.7 4K Write 68.6 108
11.5 4K Mixed 19 29.4
96.1% 37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 202 345
46.4 DQ Write 194 323
12.6 DQ Mixed 47.4 86.8
76.9% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
63GB free
Firmware: M306 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 438
Mixed 468
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 33.8
145% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 73.2
124% 241 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: M306 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 438
Mixed 465
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 34
146% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 43.3
109% 230 MB/s
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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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Ground-breaking SSD performance a brilliant successor to Corsairs excellent Performance pro range.


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