Average Bench: 80.2% (441st of 1026)

Based on 2,434 user benchmarks.  Models: Corsair Neutron GTX SSD, Corsair Neutron GTX, Corsair Neutron GTX SS

The Neutron GTX is the faster of the two Neutrons released by Corsair. They both use the same Link A Media LM87800 controller but the GTX features more expensive 24NM Toshiba toggle mode NAND. The main performance gains are seen in the area of sequential writes where the GTX reaches speeds of 482 MB/s vs 359 MB/s on the non GTX version. Unfortunately the impressive boost in sequential write performance is not matched in the area of random 4k read/writes, the GTX's weakest relative areas of performance. The GTX achieved a Real World Performance Index Score of 537.6 MB/s which is approx 60 MB/s faster than the non GTX version, and an impressive score. We consider the GTX version to represent better value for money. That said there are other drives currently on the market that offer better value for money at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]


Very good average bench

The Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB averaged just 19.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 204MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 269MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB is 43.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 284MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 293MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,434 samples)
Min Avg Max
253 Read 405 493
210 Write 359 436
203 Mixed 293 344
131 SusWrite 284 425
75.3% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 22.8 28.4
38.1 4K Write 71.6 102
19.9 4K Mixed 29.5 37.1
110% 41.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 307 362
109 DQ Write 269 338
80.3 DQ Mixed 204 258
176% 260 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
51GB free
Firmware: M208
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 334 334 336 336 336 MB/s
Read 371
Write 332
Mixed 285
SusWrite 334
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 35.3
125% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 208
155% 206 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 323 286 267 233 205 MB/s
Read 473
Write 410
Mixed 321
SusWrite 269
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 36.4
4K Mixed 27.7
90% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 256
214% 309 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 383 332 327 315 323 MB/s
Read 470
Write 398
Mixed 329
SusWrite 338
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 23.8
83% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 203
152% 204 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 262 263 236 205 221 MB/s
Read 396
Write 340
Mixed 289
SusWrite 240
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 15.7
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 21.5
73% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 218
169% 231 MB/s
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Gaming 104%
Desktop 73%
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $2,279

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Controller: LAMD LM87800. NAND Flash: Toshiba 24nm Toggle Mode MLC

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Above average

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4 years ago.

Best SSD ever seen in production environment


7 years ago.

This is currently one of the best performing consumer grade SSDs on the market. A key advantage is that it doesn't use the sandforce SF2281 controller which has been blamed for lots of bugs in the OCZ Vertex/Agility and Kingston HyperX range of SSD's. On the flip side this drive uses a new controller that some might argue is somewhat untested as yet.


7 years ago.

Fantastic performance, a worthy successor to the hugely successfull and recently decommissioned Performance Pro Series.

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