Corsair Neutron NX500: fastest SSD that Corsair has made

Corsair unleashes its new NX500, the fastest SSD the company has ever made.

Published Fri, Aug 11 2017 3:55 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Corsair has unleashed its new Neutron NX500 series of enthusiast PCIe-based SSDs, with two models launching today and another one its way.

The new Corsair Neutron NX500 features an NVMe PCIe x4 connector with an M.2 drive, with the company releasing the 400GB and 800GB models already, but promising a 1.6TB version is coming soon. Specs wise, it's a beast, pushing out up to 3GB/sec reads and 2.4GB/sec writes.

Corsair has tapped the Phison E7 controller, which packs 4 x CPU cores and 8 x NAND channels. Inside, the Phison E7 controller features SmartECC which our Storage Editor Jon Coulter in his review of the Corsair Neutron NX500 series said: "reconstructs defective/faulty pages when regular ECC fails, SmartRefresh monitors block ECC health status and refreshes blocks periodically to improve data retention and SmartFlush minimizes time data spends in cache to ensure data retention in the event of power loss".

For Jon's full review on the Corsair Neutron NX500, click here.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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