Corsair Neutron 

Released June, 2012
  • 120 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 256 MB
6.8 Out of 10

Synchronous NAND was capable of producing very similar synthetic benchmark results to asynchronous, using a streamlined design and eliminating clock signals, but they both compromised on real world performance.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)
For the Corsair Neutron 240GB drive, the readout on CrystalDiskInfo 5.0.2 shows that both NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. are enabled, as well as TRIM and the interface is confirmed at SATA III (6Gbps).
by Legit Reviews (Sep, 2012)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Corsair Neutron

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more


SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks


Benchmarks Real world tests of the Corsair Neutron

4K Random Read

215.37 MB/s
SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s
Force GT
69.85 MB/s

4K Random Write

62.27 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s
Force GS
25.23 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

8.5 s
Force GT
10.1 s
Neutron GTX
9.8 s

Avg. Power Consumption

2.6 Watts
Force LS
1.67 Watts
Samsung 840
1.69 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

4.01 ms
Force LS
8.41 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

1.16 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
Force GT
3.58 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Corsair Neutron

It's worth mentioning that if you're capacity-conscious, the 240GB listed on the back of the box works out at closer to 223GB when the drive�'s �spare� space is taken into account.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


Given that performance is not impacted by data compressibility, that's to be expected as well as solid performance numbers in the real world tests.
by Legit Reviews (Sep, 2012)
Corsair touts the 240GB version as reaching max performance numbers of 555 MB/s reads and 370 MB/s writes which we found to be spot on for the ATTO benchmark and not far off on the other tests.
by Legit Reviews (Sep, 2012)
Corsair has the honor of debuting this controller in their Neutron series of drives for which they offer a GTX version as well that boasts slightly better performance.
by Legit Reviews (Sep, 2012)


This helps position Corsair to weather the attrition we see looming ahead as price wars peel off the weaker players.
by Legit Reviews (Sep, 2012)
OCZ's Vertex 4 256GB is a better option at this price point if you�'ve got a lot to squeeze on one drive.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)


It works very similarly to async, but with awesome power efficiency and real-world performance.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)


If you're just looking for quicker level loading times and speedier Windows boots, the difference is imperceptible until you start poking around with synthetic benchmarks or installing Windows 7 while holding a stopwatch - that's what your friendly neighbourhood PCF is for.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)


The firmware will let you adjust this allocation space slightly though.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 120 GB
Cache 256 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller LM87800
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 25 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 5 years
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 100 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 555 MB/s
Sequential write 211 MB/s
Random read 50,000 IOPS
Random write 86,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.6 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 4.6 Watts
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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