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Corsair Neutron NX500 800GB SSD Review

Rating: 8.5.

Corsair might not be the first name that springs to mind when thinking about SSDs but the company has a portfolio of drives for the mainstream and high-performance ends of the drive market. The latest drive joining the latter market segment is the Neutron NX500.

The new Neutron NX500 is built on an HHHL (Half-Height, Half-Length) format with a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe interface. It uses a combination of a Phison PS5007-E7 controller and 15nm MLC NAND.

At launch, the drive is available in two capacities; 400GB (CSSD-N400GBNX500) and the 800GB (CSSD-N800GBNX500) flagship we are looking at here, with a 1.6TB version slated for launch in a couple of months.

Quoted Sequential read/write performance for the 800GB drive are up to 3,000MB/s and 2,400MB/s respecitvly. 4K random performance is quoted as up to 300,000 IOPS for reads and up to 270,000 IOPS for writes.

Corsair state that the endurance for the drive is 1,396TBW and back the drive with a 5-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 400GB 800GB
NAND Components: 15nm Toggle 2.0 MLC
Interface: PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe
Form Factor:  HHHL (Half-Height, Half-Length)
NAND Controller: Phison PS5007-E7
Dimensions: 165 x 121 x 21mm

Firmware Version: E7FM04.5

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