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As Solid State Drives continue to come down in price and move up in market share, larger varieties of options become available. Corsair releases their 4th generation of SSD technology with the new Neutron and Neutron GTX.

Nothing has changed since I first posted about these drives. The one thing that has changed is the Neutron and Neutron GTX are available right now.

  • Neutron Series 120GB $119.99 USD
  • Neutron Series 240GB $209.99 USD
  • Neutron Series GTX 120GB $139.99 USD
  • Neutron Series GTX 240GB $249.99 USD

What more needs to be said? You get the quality of Corsair at a great price thanks to the newest SSD controller chip from Link_A_Media Devices.

Full Press Release »

September 6, 2012 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced that the Neutron Series™ GTX and Neutron Series solid-state drives (SSDs) are now widely available for purchase. Announced last June at Computex, Corsair's 4th generation SSDs have already won numerous awards, including the Tom's Hardware "Best of Computex 2012" award.

Neutron Series SSDs have continued to garner rave reviews from top experts in the PC and storage technology media. Prestigious awards include the HardOCP Editor’s Choice, Storage Review Editor's Choice, HEXUS Performance, Tweaktown Editor's Choice, Hardwareluxx Excellent Hardware, and The SDD Review Editor’s Choice awards.

"Top industry journalists have already given our Neutron SSDs rave reviews for delivery outstanding all-around performance," said Thi La, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the PC Components Group at Corsair. "Now that the Neutrons are available, all PC users will be able experience the incredible real-world performance benefits of Corsair’s 4th gen SSD technology for themselves."

About the Neutron and Neutron GTX

The Neutron and Neutron GTX SSDs are powered by the LM87800 SSD controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD), a leader in the development of semiconductor SoC (system on chip) solutions for the enterprise and mobile storage market. Available in an extreme performance Neutron GTX model, the new SSDs bring professional-grade performance and reliability to PC enthusiasts, content creators, and IT professionals.

Neutron GTX SSDs deliver up to a super-high 90,000 random read and write IOPs (input/output operations per second) and superior sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write. The standard Neutron Series models provide up to 90,000 random read IOPs and 85,000 random write IOPs with sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 370 MB/s write.†

The Neutron and Neutron GTX drives feature powerful on-the-fly error correction and advanced NAND management technologies to improve the endurance of their flash memory, giving them enhanced reliability and durability. The Neutron Series GTX models also include adaptive DSP technology which maintains superior performance throughout the lifetime of the SSD.

Pricing and Availability

Neutron Series and Neutron Series GTX SSDs are now available worldwide in 120 GB and 240 GB capacities. The Neutron Series GTX 480 GB are expected to be available in September.

Manufacturer suggested retail pricing in the United States is as follows:

  • Neutron Series 120GB $119.99 USD
  • Neutron Series 240GB $209.99 USD
  • Neutron Series GTX 120GB $139.99 USD
  • Neutron Series GTX 240GB $249.99 USD

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