The Neutron NX500 offers a no-compromise storage solution when it comes to performance via the use of MLC NAND and dedicated DDR3 cache. Corsair is promising sequential read speeds of up to 3,000 MB/sec and sequential writes of up to 2,400 MB/sec, which should be more than enough to handle the daily riggers of a typical HEDT computer (we’re looking at you, future AMD Ryzen Threadripper or Intel Core X-Series owners). When it comes to random reads and writes, they pounce in at 300K and 270K IOPS respectively.
The swanky-looking add-in card is available in three capacities. The entry-level card comes in at a respectable 400GB, while the mid-tier model doubles capacity to 800GB. The top SKU doubles capacity yet again to 1.6TB, which should be more than enough to serve duty as a boot drive and handle storage for a sizable portion of your game library.
As you might expect from such a high-performance SSD, the Neutron NX500 features enhanced error connection, advanced garbage collection, and static/dynamic wear-leveling. The drive also works with Corsair’s SSD Toolbox utility, which includes disk cloning secure erase, and firmware update functionality. The Neutron NX500 SSDs are also backed by Corsair’s 5-year warranty.
The Corsair Neuron NX500 is currently available to purchase in 400GB and 800GB capacities, priced at $319.99 and $649.99 respectively. The 1.6TB model (and its MSRP) will be available later this month.