Average Bench: 89.5% (202nd of 956)

Based on 71 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Neutron XT SSD

Very good average bench

The Corsair Neutron XT 960GB averaged just 10.4% 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 29.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 259MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron XT 960GB is 52%. 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 49.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 71 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 499 528
232 Write 457 500
288 Mixed 443 510
240 SusWrite 422 471
102% 455 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 29.4 36.4
34.8 4K Write 70.5 109
10.8 4K Mixed 19.1 44.3
106% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 242 367
67.6 DQ Write 259 357
12.3 DQ Mixed 49.7 199
92.9% 184 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
343GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 467 469 472 471 472 MB/s
Read 508
Write 484
Mixed 323
SusWrite 470
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 42.5
156% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 76.9
139% 275 MB/s
576GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 457 470 459 454 454 MB/s
Read 471
Write 446
Mixed 359
SusWrite 454
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 44.5
162% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 199
192% 302 MB/s
655GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 463 462 461 459 461 MB/s
Read 513
Write 481
Mixed 385
SusWrite 462
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 44.3
162% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 160
160% 257 MB/s
513GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 451 457 437 443 448 MB/s
Read 477
Write 404
Mixed 368
SusWrite 446
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 44.4
160% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 199
192% 303 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 385 416 303 93 420 MB/s
Read 477
Write 429
Mixed 304
SusWrite 328
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 29.3
99% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 74.5
100% 181 MB/s
526GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 84 396 186 328 249 MB/s
Read 498
Write 483
Mixed 358
SusWrite 283
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 24.2
4K Mixed 6.1
73% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 202
194% 305 MB/s
490GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 459 466 478 478 476 MB/s
Read 514
Write 487
Mixed 382
SusWrite 467
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
42% 9.33 MB/s
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AmazonUS $2729 months
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Typical Neutron XT 960GB Builds (Compare 1,736 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $873

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