Reviews and Problems with Corsair Neutron Series (CSSD-N128GB3-BK / CSSD-N256GB3-BK / CSSD-N64GB3-BK)
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Corsair Neutron XT SSD Review (240GB) – New Phison Controller Creates a Top Contender
17 November 2014
Conclusion: When considering all form factors, the 2.5″ notebook SSD comprises the largest segment and should for some time, bar popularity of the M.2 in the next few years. Even then, there will still be a very large number of those holding on to SATA based machines where typical hard drives have been, or could be replaced by notebook SSDs.
Corsair's Neutron Series XT solid-state drive reviewed
17 November 2014
Summary: We'd normally bust out our famous value scatters to put the Neutron Series XT's performance and pricing into perspective. The drive isn't due to be available until next month, though, and Corsair has yet to set final pricing. Our value analysis will have to wait.
In the meantime, we can see how the XT compares in our overall performance metric.
Conclusion: From the benchmark results, the S10 is a fair successor to Phison's S8 platform. However, in terms of overall performance against the compeition, it is difficult to be impressed. Despite the added processing power in the controller, the expectation of a big increase in performance over the S8 was a little misguided, and as it stands the S10 and Neutron XT are more mid-market products. One result to point out is the performance consistency.
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SATA SSD Review - First look at Phison PS3110-S10
17 November 2014
Excerpt: At that time we only knew that Phison was going to team up with another SSD manufacturer to get these to market. We now know that manufacturer is Corsair, and their new product is to be called the Neutron XT. How do we know this?
Summary: The balancing act of replacing older NAND in existing SSD product lines is a tricky one. Many manufacturers have been stung with the bad public relations of releasing 'new' SSDs under the same SKU and not being entirely clear about the performance ramifications. Corsair has avoided those pitfalls with the re-release of their Neutron Series of SSDs,
and has adjusted specifications accordingly
Summary: Corsair moves to a smaller 19nm Toshiba Toggle MLC NAND with its LAMD-controlled Neutron GTX Series of SSDs. This shrink comes amongst stiff competition from other manufacturers, and a new SSD that is very similar to the Neutron GTX. Today we see how the new GTX stacks up against its increased competition.
Conclusion: Performance Summary : The Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD performed well throughout our battery of tests. The drive didn’t clearly lead in performance in any one category, but overall performance is very good and competitive with some of the best solid state drives currently available. The Corsair Neutron showed particular strength with 4K transfers at higher queue depths and we competitive in our IOMeter tests.
Pros: Competitive Performance, Relatively Low Price, 5 Year Warranty
Corsair Neutron & Neutron GTX: All Capacities Tested
19 December 2012
Conclusion: The 480GB Neutron GTX didn't reveal any surprises as its performance is for the most part the same as what the 240GB model provides. It can't challenge Samsung's SSD 840 or OCZ's Vector but when compared with for instance Plextor M5 Pro and high-end SandForce SSDs, it's a competitive drive. Both Neutron drives are also among the more consistent performers in torture testing.
Summary: On the other hand, in our real world tests where it really matters for most mainstream users and enthusiasts, it still presents a very enjoyable SSD performance experience. Plus, the unique 7mm height of the drive really makes it versatile as an upgrade in many notebooks with slimmer dimensions. I guess this is where the Neutron GTX could see itself very dominant because there are currently very few 7mm height SSDs on the market.
Summary: Releasing successful SSD series is something Corsair is very keen on. Their enthusiast SATA3 segment is now certainly filled up with many SSDs, and each and every one of them is impressive.
Honestly I didn't expect too much of the Neutron series with that fairly unknown controller. Admittedly, it seems to be rock solid when it comes to performance.