Corsair Neutron SATA III SSD Review - HotHardware

Corsair Neutron SATA III SSD Review

15 thumbs up
ATTO is another "quick and dirty" type of disk benchmark that measures transfer speeds across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart. We chose .5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes and a queue depth of 6 over a total max volume length of 256MB. ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than I/O response time, access latency, etc. This test was performed on blank, formatted drives with default NTFS partitions in Windows 7 x64.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
More Information Here: http://bit.ly/btuV6w

Our results in the ATTO Disk Benchmark somewhat mirror those of SiSoft SANDRA on the previous page. In the read tests, the Corsair Neutron performs well and is tightly grouped with the rest of the pack, but in the write tests, the Neutron puts up a middling performance.

Article Index:

0
+ -

Whoo-Ya! Great review Marco.

$189.00 isn't bad at all. I love the decline of SSD prices over the past year. I look forward to it continuing.

Corsair is hitting a lot of markets, (cases, keyboards, cpu coolers, speakers, fans, etc) and ~all~ of what they make is a cut above.

They're one of the best brands out there.

0
+ -

Agreed, .79 cents/GB is pretty dang good for this sort of performance. Way to go Corsair!

0
+ -

If this is a review of the Neutron why are the specs for the OCZ Vector listed instead of the specs for the Neutron?

About 80% of normal daily disk access measured in Microsoft's diskmon is small file reads and writes of 512K or smaller with most being writes.

The Neuton GTX and regular Neutron SSDs are great performers when benchmarked empty of data and are the best consumer SSDs for consistency but who buys an SSD to leave it empty.

The Neutron SSDs lose half of their performance when the drive is half filled with data.

The very high amount of power consumed at idle is also not so good.for an SSD.

0
+ -

Shoot---that was a typo in the specs header that I failed to correct. The specs listed were/are correct though (http://bit.ly/Xn47Sh). Thanks for the head's up!

0
+ -

Really please that SSD's have finally dropped to reasonable price levels - my first 64gb SSD cost more than this 256gb one!

Login or Register to Comment
Post a Comment
Username:   Password: