Corsair Neutron GTX 240 GB

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Windows 8 Install Time

Windows 8 took 3 minutes and 50 seconds to install, counting from when the files had been copied from the USB install drive and expanded. That’s a better score than the M4 or either of the Plextor drives, and damned impressive given my test rig’s propensity for POSTing three times for each reboot.

Bootracer Windows 8 Boot Time

Again, Bootracer isn’t yet compatible with Windows 8 so take it with a grain of salt, but I saw a boot time of 28 seconds overall. That’s not terrible, but still behind the M3 Pro’s result of 12, albeit for Windows 7.

Conclusion

The Corsair Neutron GTX is a top-tier SSD that barely edges out the M5 Pro as the best SSD we’ve yet tested. With good read speeds and incredible write speeds, it definitely offers a great purchase option albeit at a top tier price. With the M5 Pro not released as of yet, it’s hard to say which is the better choice, but at £220 for 240 GB you definitely get your money’s worth with the Corsair Neutron GTX.

Pros

  • Brilliant write speed performance
  • Good read performance in most situations
  • Overall, the best SSD we’ve tested

Cons

  • Some poor read speed results
  • Not inexpensive

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Last modified: September 13, 2012

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