Thursday, September 6th 2012

Corsair Neutron SSDs Now Available

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced that the Neutron Series GTX and Neutron Series solid-state drives (SSDs) are now widely available for purchase. Announced last June at Computex, Corsair's 4th generation SSDs have already won numerous awards, including the Tom's Hardware "Best of Computex 2012" award.

Neutron Series SSDs have continued to garner rave reviews from top experts in the PC and storage technology media. Prestigious awards include the HardOCP Editor's Choice, Storage Review Editor's Choice, HEXUS Performance, Tweaktown Editor's Choice, Hardwareluxx Excellent Hardware, and The SDD Review Editor's Choice awards.


"Top industry journalists have already given our Neutron SSDs rave reviews for delivery outstanding all-around performance," said Thi La, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the PC Components Group at Corsair. "Now that the Neutrons are available, all PC users will be able experience the incredible real-world performance benefits of Corsair's 4th gen SSD technology for themselves."

What the experts are saying:

Anandtech:
"The LM87800 controller proved to be very potent in my testing, ending up near or at the very top of most of our benchmarks."

HardOCP:
"Good solid latency is simply the cornerstone of any successful SSD, and the Neutron provides it in spades ... The Neutron simply dominated in our latency testing, giving us the lowest recorded latency that we have encountered in the max read AND max write latency."

Hardwareluxx:
"Owing to the good performance of the Corsair Neutron GTX and the fact that even a few previously established records were broken, the GTX version of the Neutron series is hereby conferred our Excellent Hardware Award."

HEXUS:
"The Neutron Series is a solid all-rounder, and the GTX variant provides the performance injection we've come to expect from Toggle Mode NAND."

The SSD Review:
"The GTX result of 474 MB/s, when testing in AS SSD, is untouchable and the total point score over 1000 for both in that program is rarely seen."

StorageReview.com:
"The Corsair Neutron GTX SSDs offer very good performance under typical consumer loads; but they offer even more once the drives are heavily stressed in enterprise-level workloads. The Neutron GTX held a clear advantage in nearly all areas, especially those with 100% write conditions."

Tweaktown:
"The Neutron GTX is very fast right out of the box, we are impressed!"

About the Neutron and Neutron GTX
The Neutron and Neutron GTX SSDs are powered by the LM87800 SSD controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD), a leader in the development of semiconductor SoC (system on chip) solutions for the enterprise and mobile storage market. Available in an extreme performance Neutron GTX model, the new SSDs bring professional-grade performance and reliability to PC enthusiasts, content creators, and IT professionals.

Neutron GTX SSDs deliver up to a super-high 90,000 random read and write IOPs (input/output operations per second) and superior sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write. The standard Neutron Series models provide up to 90,000 random read IOPs and 85,000 random write IOPs with sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 370 MB/s write.

The Neutron and Neutron GTX drives feature powerful on-the-fly error correction and advanced NAND management technologies to improve the endurance of their flash memory, giving them enhanced reliability and durability. The Neutron Series GTX models also include adaptive DSP technology which maintains superior performance throughout the lifetime of the SSD.

Pricing and Availability
Neutron Series and Neutron Series GTX SSDs are now available worldwide in 120 GB and 240 GB capacities. The Neutron Series GTX 480 GB are expected to be available in September.

Manufacturer suggested retail pricing in the United States is as follows:
● Neutron Series 120 GB $119.99 USD
● Neutron Series 240 GB $209.99 USD
● Neutron Series GTX 120 GB $139.99 USD
● Neutron Series GTX 240 GB $249.99 USD
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19 Comments on Corsair Neutron SSDs Now Available

#1
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Look nice. I might get one for my Steam game drive.
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#2
D007
I see this and I have to say.. (see below)

250.00 bucks... eesh...
Pic is a gift from Kreij, he sent me it for winning one of his contests.. :p
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#3
james888
by: Cristian_25H
LM87800 SSD controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD)
Havn't heard of this controller.
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#4
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: D007
I see this and I have to say.. (see below)

250.00 bucks... eesh...
Pic is a gift from Kreij, he sent me it for winning one of his contests.. :p
Im Sorry.....
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#5
Andy77
by: james888
Havn't heard of this controller.
Reason not to jump for it straight away. Same thing was for SF, and look how bad it turned out to be.
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#6
D007
by: MxPhenom 216
Im Sorry.....
Sorry I won a vertex 4 256 gb SSD? Stepping out of trollville now.. :laugh:
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#7
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: D007
Sorry I won a vertex 4 256 gb SSD? Stepping out of trollville now.. :laugh:
Its OCZ.....
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#8
D007
by: MxPhenom 216
Its OCZ.....
It's free...lol.. I wouldn't even have one.. Just happy to finally have one..
Wherever there is a parade.. There is always someone to rain on it I guess..
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#9
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: D007
It's free...lol.. I wouldn't even have one.. Just happy to finally have one..
Wherever there is a parade.. There is always someone to rain on it I guess..
Im just kidding....OCZ drives just have the highest failure rates out of any in the SSD industry.
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#10
D007
by: MxPhenom 216
Im just kidding....OCZ drives just have the highest failure rates out of any in the SSD industry.
lol.. Well.. Wish me luck because I'm installing it tonight.. :laugh:

PS: Yea, I looked into it.. They do.. lol.. 2.93%
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#11
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: D007
lol.. Well.. Wish me luck because I'm installing it tonight.. :laugh:
good luck lol. I just got a brand new 90GB Vertex 2 from RMA a few weeks ago. During turn around I went ahead and ordered a Samsung 830 128GB SATA III SSD for my OS. the 90GB Vertex 2 is now being used as my Origin games drive.

Be sure it has most recent firmware too when you put the Vertex 4. 1.4 which is what it could come with crashes and BSOD's a lot.
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#12
D007
by: MxPhenom 216
good luck lol. I just got a brand new 90GB Vertex 2 from RMA a few weeks ago. During turn around I went ahead and ordered a Samsung 830 128GB SATA III SSD for my OS. the 90GB Vertex 2 is now being used as my Origin games drive.

Be sure it has most recent firmware too when you put the Vertex 4. 1.4 which is what it could come with crashes and BSOD's a lot.
Thank you Phenom. I was unaware of that.. Maybe I should do some research huh.. XD
I was also told I should disable some things to prolong it's longevity..
But I feel like I derailed this topic.. lol. My appologies..
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#13
LaDigital
Wtf... :(

I have just buy a new ssd "Corsair Force GS 240GB" Can someone please tell me how is this better? or is it just some small updates? :wtf:


Looks to me like GS is stronger no? [GTX 85k IOPS, GS 90k IOPS] and cheaper $304.99 vs $259.99 lol

http://www.corsair.com/en/ssd/force-series-gs-ssd/force-series-gs-240gb-sata-3-6gb-s-solid-state-hard-drive.html

vs

http://www.corsair.com/en/ssd/neutron-series-gtx-ssd/neutron-series-gtx-240gb-sata-3-6gbps-ssd.html
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#14
Atom_Anti
Sandforce controller? No thanks, that's used to be too buggy. Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 forever!
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#15
james888
by: Atom_Anti
Sandforce controller? No thanks, that's used to be too buggy. Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 forever!
Crucial m4 uses marvell controller. Ocz vertex 4 uses an overclocked custom firmware controller. Those two, and the samsung 830 are on my current watch list for ssd's.

I don't think I will be getting an ssd this generation.
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#16
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: LaDigital
I have just buy a new ssd "Corsair Force GS 240GB" Can someone please tell me how is this better? or is it just some small updates? :wtf:


Looks to me like GS is stronger no? [GTX 85k IOPS, GS 90k IOPS] and cheaper $304.99 vs $259.99 lol

http://www.corsair.com/en/ssd/force-series-gs-ssd/force-series-gs-240gb-sata-3-6gb-s-solid-state-hard-drive.html

vs

http://www.corsair.com/en/ssd/neutron-series-gtx-ssd/neutron-series-gtx-240gb-sata-3-6gbps-ssd.html
IOPS does not tell the whole story. the Neutron GTX is a better SSD since it has Toggle NAND and a different controller than Sand Force. Frankly this gen Sand Force is a failure.

by: Atom_Anti
Sandforce controller? No thanks, that's used to be too buggy. Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 forever!
The Neutron and Neutron GTX SSDs use a new LAMD controller. No Sandforce ;)
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#18
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
prices look reasonable.
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#19
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: de.das.dude
prices look reasonable.
I have a normal non GTX 240GB coming this week :)
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