Corsair Neutron SSD

The Good The Corsair Neutron solid-state drive (SSD) offers fast performance at a relatively affordable price.

The Bad The Corsair Neutron's pricing could be more friendly, especially its 120GB-capacity version.

The Bottom Line The Corsair Neutron makes a great entry-level SSD thanks to its above-entry-level performance and relatively friendly pricing.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Support 8.0
8.0 Overall

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Review

Corsair Neutron SSD

The Corsair Neutron solid-state drive (SSD) is the budget version of the Corsair Neutron GTX and is inferior to its big brother in terms of performance. Compared with other SSDs, however, it's still quite a formidable contender. That in addition to its affordable price -- well less than $1 per gigabyte for the 240GB-capacity version -- makes it a worthy entry-level SSD.

It's not a perfect entry-level SSD, however, since, well, it's not as budget-friendly as other SSDs I've seen, especially its 120GB-capacity version, which costs about $130.

That said, pricing is the only thing that concerns me about the drive. Hopefully soon, like with other SSDs, the street price will get lower to make this truly the best budget SSD on the market. If you're not on a budget, I'd also recommend the Neutron GTX or any on this top-five list.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $260
  • Brand Corsair Microsystems Inc.
  • Capacity 240 GB
  • Hard Drive Type internal hard drive
  • Form Factor 2.5"
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model 240GB, SATA 3, 6Gb/s

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