Average Bench: 88% (197th of 955)

Based on 60 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Neutron XT SSD

Very good average bench

The Corsair Neutron XT 960GB averaged just 12.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Corsair Neutron XT 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 248MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron XT 960GB is 44%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Neutron XT 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 32.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 16.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 502 528
232 Write 457 500
288 Mixed 461 510
417 SusWrite 441 471
105% 465 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 28.9 36.4
38.4 4K Write 70.2 109
11.6 4K Mixed 16.4 38.9
102% 38.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 225 362
47 DQ Write 248 343
11.4 DQ Mixed 32.2 76.5
80.7% 168 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
457GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 469 470 474 473 473 MB/s
Read 504
Write 480
Mixed 303
SusWrite 471
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 42.9
155% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 76.3
132% 257 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 407 443 464 468 460 MB/s
Read 509
Write 479
Mixed 351
SusWrite 442
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 44.4
160% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 203
174% 258 MB/s
532GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 431 424 439 440 441 MB/s
Read 500
Write 452
Mixed 367
SusWrite 435
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 39.4
139% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 173
154% 231 MB/s
789GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 519
Write 494
Mixed 507
113% 507 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 16
120% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 15.9
96% 220 MB/s
789GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 520
Write 495
Mixed 486
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 15.4
114% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 16.2
84% 192 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 394 427 438 439 435 MB/s
Read 451
Write 446
Mixed 297
SusWrite 417
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 62
4K Mixed 28.4
104% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 76.5
127% 247 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,585,287 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $2727 months
NeweggUS $35211 months
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Typical Neutron XT 960GB Builds (Compare 1,591 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $932

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