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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

Iometer - Maximum IOPS

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

 

We use Iometer to measure high queue depth performance. (No Partition)

 

Max IOPS Read

 

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Max IOPS Write

 

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With our configuration, we hit Corsair's factory max 4K random specifications right on the money. The Neutron's outperform the field when tested as a secondary attached device in an FOB state.

 

 

Iometer - Disk Response

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

 

We use Iometer to measure disk response times. Disk response times are measured at an industry accepted standard of 4K QD1 for both write and read. Each test runs twice for 30 seconds consecutively, with a 5-second ramp-up before each test. We partition the drive/array as a secondary device for this testing.

 

Avg. Write Response

 

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Avg. Read Response

 

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Samsung's 850 series deliver the lowest (best) read/write response. The Neutron's have lower (better) read response than the MX300 and Reactor, but higher (worse) write response than the rest of the drive's in our test pool.

 

 

DiskBench - Directory Copy

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.6.2.0

 

We use DiskBench to time a 28.6GB block (9,882 files in 1,247 folders) composed primarily of incompressible sequential and random data as it's transferred from our DC P3700 PCIe NVME SSD to our test drive. We then read from a 6GB zip file that's part of our 28.6GB data block to determine the test drive's read transfer rate. Our system is restarted prior to the read test to clear any cached data, ensuring an accurate test result.

 

Write Transfer Rate

 

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Read Transfer Rate

 

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The Neutron's transfer data at a very fast rate. Both capacities have a better read transfer rate than all but Samsung's 850 Pro. Both capacities have a better write transfer rate than Crucial's MX300, and Mushkin's Reactor.

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