Average Bench: 79.5% (357th of 964)

Based on 1,278 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]

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Good average bench

The Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB averaged 20.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 154MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 245MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB is 42.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 286MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 327MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,278 samples)
Min Avg Max
273 Read 420 505
221 Write 361 438
227 Mixed 327 463
126 SusWrite 286 422
78.2% 348 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 22.8 28.9
36.3 4K Write 69.3 108
15.4 4K Mixed 27.4 36.7
106% 39.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 DQ Read 257 361
68 DQ Write 245 336
15.6 DQ Mixed 154 256
142% 219 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 327 290 264 210 188 MB/s
Read 398
Write 294
Mixed 329
SusWrite 269
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 31.8
118% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 240
186% 256 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $241 @ launch in Jun '12
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop 71%
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Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $2,358

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 Comments

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

Neutron Series GTX is our flagship line of SSDs...

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Good

2 years ago.

Best SSD ever seen in production environment


Above average

5 years ago.

Review  www.guru3d.com/...

A mega review covering every aspect of this drive. Guru3d recommended.

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Excellent

6 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.


Good

5 years ago.

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


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