Average Bench: 81.1% (439th of 1040)

Based on 2,699 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 18.8% 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 201MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 265MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 297MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 297MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,699 samples)
Min Avg Max
275 Read 407 491
199 Write 359 444
194 Mixed 297 344
138 SusWrite 297 433
76.4% 340 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 23.3 28.7
36.8 4K Write 70.8 104
19.9 4K Mixed 29.7 37.8
111% 41.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
161 DQ Read 306 362
100 DQ Write 265 337
81.2 DQ Mixed 201 257
174% 257 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 380 388 385 385 318 MB/s
Read 422
Write 379
Mixed 296
SusWrite 372
83% 367 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 51.3
4K Mixed 25.2
90% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 215
179% 257 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 290 252 227 204 262 MB/s
Read 234
Write 385
Mixed 326
SusWrite 257
68% 301 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 32.4
117% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 198
149% 200 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 174 138 143 159 138 MB/s
Read 434
Write 238
Mixed 303
SusWrite 166
64% 285 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 24.3
87% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 216
192% 287 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $241 @ launch in Jun '12
AmazonUS $50315 months
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Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $1,162

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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

5 years ago.

Best SSD ever seen in production environment


Above average

7 years ago.

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

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Excellent

8 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

7 years ago.

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


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