Corsair Neutron XTi 960GB SSD Including RAID-0 Review

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When looking at the front of the Neutron XTi's packaging we can see that Corsair is making some big claims, stating that these drives will be able to achieve 560MB/s reads and 540MB/s writes, which is pretty much the highest SATA SSDs can offer. 

Otherwise, the packaging of this SSD is rather plain and simple, providing important details like the drive height (7mm) and important performance and capacity characteristics. 

 

Corsair Neutron XTi 960GB SSD Review  

 

When we get these SSDs out into the open, we can see that these drives come with a nice 2mm spacer for use in laptops and other mounting systems which require 9mm drives. Corsair has made these spacers red to match this drive, which is a nice touch.

These drives come with Corsair's typical red and black SSD aesthetic, allowing this SSD to easily blend into a lot of modern systems, though we would prefer a dark grey or all black aesthetic in the future in order to suit systems of all colour schemes. Should Corsair make an RGB SSD?  

 

Corsair Neutron XTi 960GB SSD Review

 

On the rear of the SSD, you will get the drive's model numbers and product numbers as well as the capacities and other important information. Thankfully this is on the side of the SSD which will mount facing your case, which will prevent these ugly barcodes and details from being visible inside your system.  

 

  Corsair Neutron XTi 960GB SSD Review  

 

 

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Most Recent Comments

13-09-2016, 19:27:08

Kushiro
Oh another review by WYP. Gotta say, for the price, doesnt look like I will be swapping out these 2TB EVOs anytime soon.Quote

14-09-2016, 12:44:14

Dicehunter
Wouldn't mind a 960GB SSD although it's a little out of my range at this moment.Quote

16-09-2016, 09:48:37

Mike-Irish
Ha anyone got any idea of a price for this SSD? And haw it compares with the likes of the Samsung's equivalent .
Cheers'
MikeQuote

16-09-2016, 11:23:46

Greenback
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Originally Posted by Mike-Irish View Post
Ha anyone got any idea of a price for this SSD? And haw it compares with the likes of the Samsung's equivalent .
Cheers'
Mike
In the conclusion

"At £379.99 for the 960GB version, £167.99 for the 480GB version and around £760 for the 2TB version these drives are certainly not the cheapest SSDs on the market, though they do offer some of the best performance that is possible on SATA today. "Quote

16-09-2016, 16:43:43

WYP
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Originally Posted by Mike-Irish View Post
Ha anyone got any idea of a price for this SSD? And haw it compares with the likes of the Samsung's equivalent .
Cheers'
Mike
This drive is designed to be a competitor to the Samsung 850 Pro with similar pricing, with the Samsung drive having the advantage of faster 3D V-NAND and this Corsair Drive using more chips of traditional planar NAND.

Corsair has made some smart decisions when it comes to this drive's firmware and controller setup, though given the limitations of SATA etc both the 850 Pro and the Corsair Neutron Xti will perform very similarly during day to day use.

Price to performance wise it is hard to beat the Samsung 850 Evo right now, and Intel's 600p NVMe M.3 drive is looking really nice ATM.Quote
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