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Corsair Neutron NX500 800GB SSD Review

To test real life performance of a drive we use a mix of folder/file types and by using the FastCopy utility (which gives a time as well as MB/s result) we record the performance of drive reading from & writing to a 256GB Samsung SSD850 PRO.

60GB Steam folder – 29,521 files.
50GB File folder – 28,523 files.
12GB Movie folder – 24 files (mix of Blu-ray and 4K files).
10GB Photo folder – 621 files (mix of .png, raw and .jpeg images).
10GB Audio folder – 1,483 files (mix of mp3 and .flac files).

There’s no doubting the performance of the Neutron NX500 when it comes to our real life file transfer tests. The drive sailed though the tests, posting some of the fastest transfer rates we have seen including those for the 50GB file folder and the 60GB Steam folder which are often stumbling blocks to drives. Not so with the NX500 – both folders just took a shade over two minutes to write to the drive and to be read back. All three media files were written to the drive at over 500MB/s.

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