Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

 

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

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Review: Corsair
Neutron NX500

Reviewed by: Antonis
Sapanidis

Provided by: Corsair

Model: Neutron NX500 400GB NVMe SSD

Firmware version: E7FM04.5

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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.

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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.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

The front of the box.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

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Here is the back of the box.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

Inside the box you will find a quick
installation guide, the Neutron NX500 and a low profile bracket.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

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Here is the front of the drive.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

Here is the back of the Corsair Neutron
NX500.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

A look at what’s inside the drive, when the
heatsink is removed.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

Also the back side of the PCB.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

The PHISON E7 controller.

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

The Toshiba NAND on the Corsair Neutron
NX500.

Specifications of the Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

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.

CrystalDiskInfo

Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD review

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.

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