Average Bench: 89.3% (218th of 964)

Based on 73 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Neutron XT SSD

Very good average bench

The Corsair Neutron XT 960GB averaged just 10.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Corsair Neutron XT 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 261MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Neutron XT 960GB is 52%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Neutron XT 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 19.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 73 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 496 528
232 Write 455 500
288 Mixed 438 510
240 SusWrite 416 471
102% 451 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 29.1 36.3
35.3 4K Write 70 109
10.8 4K Mixed 19.4 44.3
106% 39.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 DQ Read 244 367
71.8 DQ Write 261 357
12.4 DQ Mixed 50.4 199
93.8% 185 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
343GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 467 469 472 471 472 MB/s
Read 508
Write 484
Mixed 323
SusWrite 470
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 42.5
156% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 76.9
139% 275 MB/s
655GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 463 462 461 459 461 MB/s
Read 513
Write 481
Mixed 385
SusWrite 462
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 44.3
162% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 160
160% 257 MB/s
570GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 443 439 425 445 448 MB/s
Read 462
Write 405
Mixed 356
SusWrite 441
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 38.4
149% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 203
193% 301 MB/s
680GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 347 320 405 438 434 MB/s
Read 390
Write 398
Mixed 287
SusWrite 378
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 29.9
86% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 74.1
130% 255 MB/s
623GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC01.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 354 403 401 406 412 MB/s
Read 354
Write 415
Mixed 305
SusWrite 369
82% 361 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 27.2
96% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 72.7
121% 232 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,629,917 SSDs tested.

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Typical Neutron XT 960GB Builds (Compare 2,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170I PRO GAMING - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,174

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