Corsair Launches Neutron NX500 NVMe SSDs, Up To 1.6TB With 3GB/sec Reads

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We’ve seen a number of hot SSD products announced over the past week, and Corsair is looking to jump on the pile with the new Neutron NX500 family of PCIe NVMe SSDs. The SSDs are designed to fit into a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and are the fastest ever introduced by the popular hardware company.

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.

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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.