Average Bench: 81.8% (367th of 996)

Based on 1,493 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 18.1% 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 41.6%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 300MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
263 Read 409 491
220 Write 369 443
221 Mixed 300 344
133 SusWrite 289 423
76.7% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 23.7 28.7
41.1 4K Write 74.8 106
20.5 4K Mixed 29.8 37.4
114% 42.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
178 DQ Read 311 361
134 DQ Write 277 338
82 DQ Mixed 206 258
179% 265 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M208
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 409 392 412 386 422 MB/s
Read 493
Write 294
Mixed 337
SusWrite 403
85% 382 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 37.1
133% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 259
217% 315 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 330 326 336 345 339 MB/s
Read 476
Write 410
Mixed 319
SusWrite 343
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 30.2
112% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 239
185% 254 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 55 2 64 81 2.7 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 324
Mixed 306
SusWrite 69.7
45% 198 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 32.1
101% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 220
192% 288 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $241 @ launch in Jun '12
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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: $2,291

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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

3 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

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

6 years ago.

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


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