Corsair's Neutron drives get even more dense

Subject: Storage | May 3, 2013 - 04:32 PM |
Tagged: LAMD, corsair, neutron, ssd, asynchronous NAND, 22nm

Still featuring the Link_A_Media Devices LM87800 controller but with all new 22nm SK Hynix Synchronous NAND the refreshed Corsair Neutron SSD series just arrived on [H]ard|OCP's test bench.  The refresh brings both good and bad attributes, while the 22nm NAND proves a little slower than the original 25nm it also brings a much lower price.  That lower price paired with a 5 year warranty should make this drive attractive to users that are holding off on picking up an SSD because of fears that the drive will stop functioning in a few years, or who have a hard time spending well over $1/GB for storage.

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"Corsair keeps pace with continuing innovation in the NAND market by switching from 25nm IMFT NAND to the rarely seen 22nm SK Hynix NAND. This NAND provides a lower price point and extra capacity. Today we take a look to see if the Neutron Series performance remains and how this new SSD build stacks up to the competition."

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May 4, 2013 | 02:42 PM - Posted by razor512

Someone needs to do a proper benchmark of the life of these SSD's.

It seems that these companies are just trying to see how crappy they can make the life with an ideal of having it fail a day after the warranty, or adding a stupid clause where the warranty does not cover wear and tear.

They rarely release the write endurance of the drives overall and I feel that is important to know in an unbiased way.

Why not do a non stop write test until the drive fails?

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