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Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB & 800GB NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | PCIe in Storage | Posted: Aug 10, 2017 12:59 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Corsair

Final Thoughts

 

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Enthusiast grade is what Corsair's NX500 is all about. Overall, the NX500 gives us what we want. The NX500 delivers the best sequential performance of any Phison E7 powered SSD we've tested to date. We believe that some of the increase in sequential performance we are seeing comes at the expense of random performance. The NX500 running on 4.x firmware doesn't give us quite as good random performance as we've come to expect from E7 powered SSDs running on older firmware; especially 2.1 firmware.

 

We asked Phison about their reasoning behind the slightly scaled back random performance that goes hand-in-hand with 4 series firmware. Phison told us that 4.x firmware reduces the available SLC cache and that they did this to increase the drives reliability to an appropriate level for an enthusiast grade piece of hardware. We, of course, tend to lean toward the more performance, the better, but in the end, reliability is the paramount consideration.

 

 

The NX500 is a drive that is priced considerably more than many other SSDs of the same capacity. However, in the case of Corsair's NX500 you are paying for - quality over quantity. In our opinion, the NX500 is worth the extra coin because you get a drive that can handle the most demanding tasks with ease and a drive that stays nice and cool while doing it.

 

As we always say, it all comes down to user experience, and Corsair's NX500 delivers it in spades. As we mentioned earlier in the review, the NX500 delivers a tier-one user experience that rivals the fastest SSDs ever made, which is why Corsair's NX500 is TweakTown recommended.

 

Pros:

 

  • Heavy Workload Performance
  • Premium Components
  • Sleek Design

 

Cons:

 

  • Burst Performance
  • Cost

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance95%
Quality95%
Features90%
Value85%
Overall TweakTown Rating91%

The Bottom Line: Corsair's NX500 is blazing fast and handles the most demanding workloads with ease.

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