Corsair Neutron GTX 

Released June, 2012
  • 240 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 128 MB
6.8 Out of 10

Benchmark Results: The file benchmark gives us a better idea how performance will look in the real world and it's obvious that pairing them is extremely beneficial as they scream in this benchmark.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2013)
If we had to pick out a weakness, and this is really being picky, it would be the smaller file size performance, particularly in reads that we saw on the ATTO benchmark.
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Corsair Neutron GTX

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Neutron GTX
840 Pro
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Neutron GTX
840 Pro
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Neutron GTX
840 Pro
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Neutron GTX
840 Pro
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more


SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Neutron GTX
840 Pro

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Corsair Neutron GTX

4K Random Read

Neutron GTX
226.98 MB/s
Force GT
69.85 MB/s
Intel 520
88.59 MB/s

4K Random Write

Neutron GTX
57.78 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Neutron GTX
9.8 s
840 Pro
7.8 s
Intel 520
11.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Neutron GTX
2.55 Watts
Samsung 840
1.69 Watts
840 Pro
2 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Neutron GTX
4.33 ms
840 Pro
1.91 ms
840 EVO
2.34 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Neutron GTX
1.1 ms
Force GT
3.58 ms
Intel 520
2.82 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Corsair Neutron GTX

Our colleagues who use synthetic benchmarks see much higher performance from the Neutron GTX, especially with high queue depth.

While this might not be the very best choice to put in an enterprise-level machine and/or run as a server, the Neutron GTX was easily installed in a MacBook Pro and made everyday functions scream.


8.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


In addition, IOPS performance hits 90,000/85,000 reads/writes which varies a bit with what is printed on the packaging we received.
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)
The more budget minded consumer may look towards the non-GTX version for about $50 less though clearly the GTX takes the performance prize.
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)
Legit Bottom Line: If you like the performance of one Corsair Neutron GTX, you'll be amazed how fast a pair of them are.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2013)


We resized the partition to fill all available space on the drive.
by techPowerUp!
It's also available in a smaller 120GB version (CSSD-N120GBGTX-BK) as well as a rotund 480GB capacity (CSSD-N480GBGTX-BK) drive.
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)
When we look at drive capacity, there's a bit of complexity when it comes to storage devices, regardless of if it's an SSD, flash drive, or spinning platter drive.
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)


For the consumer looking to make the jump to from a standard SATA drive to an SSD, the time has never been better.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)
It will be a welcome relief for anyone who's wanted to get away from a conventional SATA drive with moving parts.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)
What I found is more positive feedback than negative with issues reported being isolated and generally the result of hardware conflicts or user setup issues (i.e. not using the proper SATA ports).
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)


If Corsair can get the price of their drive down to around $200, where most other SSDs sit in that category, then the drive will certainly take some market share away from the "big" names.
by techPowerUp!
When the SandForce controllers came out, they were very expensive but as supply increased and manufacturing hit its stride, and multiple companies started buying them for their own drives, prices dropped considerably.
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)
With only Corsair using the LAMD LM87800 controller for the moment, don't expect the prices to drop all that quickly.
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)


Currently on the open market for $250, the GTX is the faster of the Neutron series drives as the name and fiery colors imply.
by Legit Reviews (Nov, 2012)
We first had a look at the Corsair Neutron GTX drive in November of last year and found it to be a very fast drive and it even earned our Editor's Choice award.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2013)
Most importantly, it's fast.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 240 GB
Cache 128 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller LM87800
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 24 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 550 MB/s
Sequential write 470 MB/s
Random read 85,000 IOPS
Random write 95,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.6 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 4.6 Watts
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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