Reviews and Problems with Corsair Neutron GTX Series (CSSD-N120GBGTXB-BK / CSSD-N240GBGTXB-BK / CSSD-N480GBGTX-BK)
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Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB Review
16 November 2012
Summary: At a street price of Rs.18,200, the Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB SSD is not overly expensive when you consider the performance it delivers. Considering most 240GB SSDs hover around the 15K-16K price bracket, this pricing is not bad when given the performance. Yes, it’s still a lot of money, but then again, it’s not targeted at the everyday user in mind.
Conclusion: Shop around and you'll find that plenty of high-capacity SSDs are readily available at under £300. The 480GB SanDisk Extreme (£275) and the 512GB Crucial M4 (£285) are perfect examples; they offer excellent performance and high-capacity at a competitive price. Such drives serve the masses well, but for enthusiasts wanting every last drop of performance, a few manufacturers are battling it out for top-dollar supremacy.
Conclusion: It seems every man and his dog is producing high-speed consumer SSDs. But putting together a drive that's genuinely new takes some doing, and that's exactly what Corsair has achieved with the Neutron Series and Neutron Series GTX. Armed with a unique LM87800 controller from Link_A_Media Devices, the Neutron range arrives as a genuine challenger to the established hard-hitters and delivers enough raw speed to edge ahead of the competition in certain benchmarks.
Excerpt: The first SSD to appear in this group is in many ways the most intriguing. Designing a good SSD is a tricky task, with plenty of the clever work going into the controller chip and its firmware. Many brands take the quicker and easier route by buying in that controller knowledge, which explains the recent prevalence of SandForce controllers, sold as a turnkey solution, firmware and all, to SSD makers unable or unwilling to do the work themselves.