Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

Corsair SSD Toolbox

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The first screen of the Corsair SSD Toolbox
displays all the information about the drive that you need. It also allows you
to manually check for a firmware update, and this option should make the update
to the new firmware much easier.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

On the second tab there is the overprovisioning
option, something that will make OP much easier and very use full for older drives.
In the case of the Neutron XTi we see that the drive already has 32GB of
Overprovisioning, but if you want you can increase it.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The S.M.A.R.T. status does exactly what it
says.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The Corsair SSD Toolbox also gives you the
option to clone you drives, something that would be useful to those who want an
easy way to clone their old drive to the new SSD, without having to pay for additional
software.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The option to manually TRIM your SSD, or to
schedule it, is welcome and useful to those that have an OS which doesn’t
support TRIM, however most modern SSDs will do a clean once they are idle for a
few minutes.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The last option will securely wipe the data
from your SSD, a welcome feature if you are planning on selling the drive.
Overall the Corsair SSD Toolbox is a nice program that adds extra to the overall
package of the Neutron XTi, and also to the rest of the Corsair SSDs.

 

Now let’s head to the next page, where I
look at some basic benchmarks…