Average Bench: 82.5% (387th of 1012)

Based on 2,124 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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Very good average bench

The Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB averaged just 17.4% 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 206MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 277MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB is 44.2%. 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 294MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 300MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,124 samples)
Min Avg Max
277 Read 410 492
213 Write 362 447
227 Mixed 300 342
125 SusWrite 294 429
76.7% 341 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.6 4K Read 23.8 29.2
36.9 4K Write 75.3 108
20.2 4K Mixed 30.3 38.2
115% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
193 DQ Read 308 363
144 DQ Write 277 341
81.9 DQ Mixed 206 258
178% 264 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 427 428 419 318 248 MB/s
Read 485
Write 422
Mixed 336
SusWrite 378
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 33
124% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 254
213% 309 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: M306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 403 409 414 412 414 MB/s
Read 491
Write 407
Mixed 285
SusWrite 409
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 30
80% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 198
146% 191 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,094,986 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $241 @ launch in Jun '12
AmazonUS $5032 months
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Typical Neutron GTX 240GB Builds (Compare 4,952 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $2,394

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 Comments

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

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

Added 7 years ago.

Good

3 years ago.

Best SSD ever seen in production environment


Above average

6 years ago.

Review  www.guru3d.com/...

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

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Excellent

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.


Good

6 years ago.

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


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