Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD Review

 

Corsair is perhaps the most active manufacturer when it comes to SSDs, actively jumping at any opportunity to expand their products range and offer more options to potential customers. The company today offers tens of SSDs through eight product series, using the controllers of no less than 3 manufacturers and various types of NAND flash. Today we are having a look at the new Neutron series, which introduces a new controller from Link_A_Media (LAMD). Can the newcomer compete with the well-established products from manufacturers like Micron and Sandforce? We will find out in this review.

Corsair is perhaps the most active manufacturer when it comes to SSDs, actively jumping at any opportunity to expand their products range and offer more options to potential customers. The company today offers tens of SSDs through eight product series, using the controllers of no less than 3 manufacturers and various types of NAND flash. Today we are having a look at the new Neutron series, which introduces a new controller from Link_A_Media (LAMD). Can the newcomer compete with the well-established products from manufacturers like Micron and Sandforce? We will find out in this review.

 Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD Review

Manufacturer features and specifications

SSD Unformatted Capacity

240 GB

Max Sequential R/W (ATTO)

555 MB/s sequential read  

370 MB/s sequential write

Max Random 4k Write (IOMeter 08)

85k IOPS (4k aligned)

Interface

SATA 6Gb/s

Form Factor

2.5 inch

DRAM Cache Memory

No

Weight

.1kg

Voltage

5V ±5%

Power Consumption (active)

4.6W Max

Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep)

0.6W Max

S.M.A.R.T. Support

Yes

Shock

1500 G

MTBF

2,000,000 hours