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Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB & 960GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 17, 2016 4:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Corsair

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB & 960GB SATA III SSD

 

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Retail packaging features an image of the enclosed SSD on the front of the box. The front of the packaging advertises the enclosed drive's capacity, sequential performance, random performance, and advanced features.

 

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The rear of the packaging advertises the drive's five-year warranty and gives us a quick run-down of usage scenarios where the Neutron XTi will provide a superior user experience.

 

 

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Inside the packaging is the drive itself, a stick-on plastic spacer, and a printed warranty outline. The drive is protected from shipping damage by a clear plastic clam-shell enclosure.

 

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The top of the drive's all red aluminum snap-together enclosure is covered with an attractive label.

 

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The back half of the drive's enclosure features a manufacturer's label listing the particulars of the drive.

 

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The PCB snaps into place onto the bottom half of the drive's enclosure. The drive's enclosure is a screw-less design.

 

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This side of the PCB houses the drives controller, four BGA flash packages, and a single DRAM cache package.

 

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This side of the PCB houses an additional four flash packages and another DRAM cache package.

 

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A detailed view of the Phison PS3110-S10-X quad-core, eight channel SATA III controller that powers the Neutron XTi.

 

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A detailed view of one of the eight 64GB Toshiba 15nm MLC BGA flash packages that populate the PCB of the 480GB model.

 

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A detailed view of one of the eight 128GB Toshiba 15nm MLC BGA flash packages that populate the PCB of the 960GB model.

 

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A detailed view of one of the 480GB model's two NANYA branded 512MB DDR3 1600MHz cache packages.

 

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A detailed view of one of the 960GB model's two Micron branded 1024MB DDR3 1600MHz cache packages.

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