Review: Corsair Neutron NX500
Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis
Provided by: Corsair
Model: Neutron NX500 400GB NVMe SSD
Firmware version: E7FM04.5
Corsair is a name that to most of our readers is synonymous with high performance storage devices, and when it comes to storage their line-up has almost everything that you will need, but that does not end on storage. There is something very impressive with Corsair, and that is their ability to have products that are the best in their class, in this case we are focused on storage. Corsair over the years has released some very impressive SSD’s, and some more recent examples are, the Neutron XTi, and after that they released the Force MP500 an outstanding NVMe SSD. By know its crystal clear that when it comes to storage Corsair has gone the extra step and also pushed their drives to the maximum, now they have a brand new drive, the Neutron NX500 that on spec appears to be faster than the Force MP500. So let’s find out what the drive can do.
A thanks to Corsair for Providing the Neutron NX500 for this review. For more information about Corsair you can visit their website, just click here. Let’s start this review by taking a look at the packaging and its contents, before moving on to some testing.
Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB NVMe SSD
As always I will start by taking a look at the package and the contents that are included with the Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD. We’ll start with the package.
The front of the box.
Here is the back of the box.
Inside the box you will find a quick installation guide, the Neutron NX500 and a low profile bracket.
Here is the front of the drive.
Here is the back of the Corsair Neutron NX500.
A look at what’s inside the drive, when the heatsink is removed.
Also the back side of the PCB.
The PHISON E7 controller.
The Toshiba NAND on the Corsair Neutron NX500.
Specifications of the Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD
Here are the specifications of the Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB NVMe SSD, and from what we can see they look impressive, 300K IOPS on random read, and 270K IOPS on random write, plus a five year warranty, and we are off to a great start, so let’s start testing this SSD and see what it has to offer.
In the above screenshot we can see all the available info for the Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB SSD.
Let’s head to the next page where we take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.