Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The cons:

My main complaint would have to be the
power that drive needs to achieve its performance. I would also have to say
that the red colour can be a plus or minus for some.

The pros:

The first thing that caught my eye was the
red colour of the SSD. I might not be a fan of red, but I have to admit that
this was very attention grabbing. The next thing that I liked was the fact that
it comes with the Corsair SSD Toolbox. A small update in the colour of the
software would be welcomed, but you can do almost everything that you need and
also monitor the SSD.

The five year warranty is more than
welcome, and it shows that Corsair has a lot of faith in the drive.

Performance with sequential reads and
writes is excellent, also numbers in the 4K test are very good, but most
importantly the real world performance was impressive. The way that the drive
was able to maintain a high performance even when it was almost 100% filled
with data was very impressive. This might have to do with the drive having 32GB
of overprovision by default, which is another plus, and you don’t have to
manually set the overprovisioning. The Idle power results were also very good,
and hopefully with a firmware update there will be even better results with
this aspect of its performance.

To sum up, this is what I would say:

Corsair has done an excellent job with
the Neutron XTi SSD, excellent performance, excellent choice in NAND, lots of
RAM, and all this works great with the Phison controller. It shows that you
still can have an excellent SSD without any sacrifices in quality and
performance.

Therefore, I give the excellent award to
the Corsair Neutron XTi SSD.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

 

Thanks to:


Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

EFD
Software
for providing the fully licensed versions of HD Tune Pro

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

Alex Schepeljanski for
AS SSD Benchmark

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Anvil’s
Storage Utilities

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

FutureMark
for providing a professional license for PC Mark 8

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

Quarch
Technology
for providing the XLC PPM test equipment used for our power
consumption tests.

 

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