MB/s. It seems like a perfect choice for hardcore gamers. Previously Corsair made it’s name in the SSDs world by launching The Force Series MP500.
Let’s have a close encounter with the speedy Neutron NX500.
Corsair Neutron NX500 is powered by PS5007-E7 NVMe controller, giving it an edge over the MLC flash technology. It can reach up to a speed 3000 MB/s for reads and 2400 MB/s for writes. The figures gets even crazier, Corsair Neutron NX500 is capable of 300K random read IOPs and 270K write IOPs. Such serious workloads creates a lot of heat. And Corsair Neutron NX500 is designed to tackle these problems, the cool outer cover of Corsair Neutron NX500 are actually custom build heat Aluminum sinks, which keeps it 20 C cooler than most M.2 NVME SSDs. And nothing much can make the Corsair Neutron NX500 overheat. Here is short review of the Corsair Neutron NX500
One reason for the robust performance is OP. Overprovisioning is the space on drives, dedicated for the internal dive maintenance which is not accessible by user. The more OP a drive has, the better it will perform. Corsair Neutron NX500 has 28% of its flash array dedicated to OP, unlike normal consumer SSDs which only have about 7%.
The above claim is pretty evident from the “Sledgehammer test” conducted by TweakTown.
Now that we have a clear idea of NX500’s speed, how much it can store and costs?
Currently the Corsair Neutron NX500 is available in 400 GB for 319.99 $ and 800GB for 649.99 $. Fortunately Corsair will also be launching a 1.6 TB Corsair Neutron NX500 latter this month. All the product stated above have a 5 year warranty.
All the specifications you need to know.
Below is a table stating all the relevant specification of the NX500 for 400 GB and 800 GB.
For those interested in knowing further features and benefits.