Average Bench: 82.2% (394th of 1016)

Based on 2,269 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 17.8% 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.

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%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 298MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,269 samples)
Min Avg Max
277 Read 408 492
207 Write 361 443
219 Mixed 298 342
126 SusWrite 295 429
76.4% 340 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 23.6 29.2
37.2 4K Write 75.2 107
19.9 4K Mixed 30 38.2
114% 43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
185 DQ Read 306 363
148 DQ Write 277 342
82.3 DQ Mixed 206 258
178% 263 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
181GB free
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 416 416 417 419 419 MB/s
Read 470
Write 409
Mixed 334
SusWrite 417
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 57.8
4K Mixed 29.6
105% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 256
214% 307 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M206
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 381 379 386 385 388 MB/s
Read 351
Write 426
Mixed 203
SusWrite 380
77% 340 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 34.7
125% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 122
152% 268 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 266 263 260 260 255 MB/s
Read 476
Write 419
Mixed 316
SusWrite 267
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 25.3
114% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 254
213% 309 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 293 292 290 290 291 MB/s
Read 415
Write 367
Mixed 301
SusWrite 293
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 33.3
4K Mixed 25.1
76% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 256
215% 312 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $241 @ launch in Jun '12
AmazonUS $5033 months
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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...

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Good

4 years ago.

Best SSD ever seen in production environment


Above average

6 years ago.

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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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