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Corsair Neutron GTX SSD Review Discussion

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Corsair is nothing if not flexible when it comes to selecting the best available components for their consumer SSD lines. Already using SSD controllers from SandForce and Marvell, Corsair has launched the Neutron and Neutron GTX today based on the Link A Media (LAMD) controller. Corsair's ability to move with the market to create industry-leading SSDs highlights the benefit of investing in an engineering team with the capabilities of understanding and integrating with a variety of components. In this review we take a look at the GTX version of the Neutron, which features a LM87800 6Gb/s controller and 24nm Toshiba Toggle NAND to deliver read and write throughput of 559MB/s and 511MB/s respectively

Corsair Neutron GTX SSD Review

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LAMD has been making controllers for many years according to the company, we just haven't seen them in consumer SSDs prior.

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Corsair is nothing if not flexible when it comes to selecting the best available components for their consumer SSD lines. Already using SSD controllers from SandForce and Marvell, Corsair has launched the Neutron and Neutron GTX today based on the Link A Media (LAMD) controller. Corsair's ability to move with the market to create industry-leading SSDs highlights the benefit of investing in an engineering team with the capabilities of understanding and integrating with a variety of components. In this review we take a look at the GTX version of the Neutron, which features a LM87800 6Gb/s controller and 24nm Toshiba Toggle NAND to deliver read and write throughput of 559MB/s and 511MB/s respectively

Corsair Neutron GTX SSD Review

I have a question related to Enterprise Testing. Please advise whether the test was conducted with TRIM enabled or disabled. I would propose to run this with TRIM disable such that the environment is more similar to all SSDs were connected to SAS RAID controllers which did not pass the TRIM command.

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It'll be interesting to see if Plextor addresses these potential severe slowdown issues with the M5S in future firmware releases, as they traditionally have a strong advantage versus other consumer drives in enterprise loads. Obviously this entry level sync flash M5 SSD isn't intended to be used in enterprise applications, but there are apparently some holes in its firmware design which isn't surprising considering it's currently at initial release 1.00 firmware. I wonder if drives such as the M3S and M3P have similar tendencies, as their enterprise performance has been shown to be impressive under previous enterprise style testing. Are these enterprise tests more extreme than what the M3P / M2P drives were subjected to in the past? You can definitely see the pedigree of the Neutron's firmware design, coming from their experience with the Seagate Pulstar SSDs.

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Performance looks great, be interesting to see the comparison with the M5P in the enterprise suite.

You can definitely see the pedigree of the Neutron's firmware design, coming from their experience with the Seagate Pulstar SSDs.

Are Link_A_Media responsible for the Seagate Pulsar controllers?

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So from all the graphs you are telling me to buy a Vertex 4. Right? From the inside this looks like a Plextor M5S.

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