Corsair Neutron NX500 800GB review: new NVMe from the USA

Corsair is trying to compete with the Samsung 960 Pro

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PCMark7 (Raw - subscores)

Windows Defender test

The Windows Defender test is based on a trace in which Windows Defender performs a quick scan of a system.

Importing pictures test

The importing pictures test is based on a trace where a USB stick with 68 photos (totalling 434 MB) is imported to Windows Live Photo Gallery, which involves the images being copied and indexed, as well as the generation of thumbnails.

Video editing test

The video editing test is based on a trace where an HD video is exported from Windows Live Movie Maker. This film is based on previously imported 1080i MPEG2 videos from a Sony HDR-HC3 camera.

Windows Media Center test

The Windows Media Center test is based on the usage of a Media Center PC with two DVB-T tuners. First, part of a TV broadcast is recorded, after which the recording is stopped. Then, while the recording is being played back, two other channels are being recorded.

Adding music test

The adding music test is based on Windows Media Player. During this test, 68 GB worth of music files (lossless WMA) from another drive are indexed. Note that reading the WMA files is not part of the trace, as they were located on a different drive. The trace only contains the hard drive activity that occurs when the Windows Media Player database is being updated.

Starting applications test

The starting applications test is based on opening a very complex HTML document, including all related files, in Internet Explorer. All relevant files are stored on the hard drive.

Gaming test

The gaming test is based on a trace where a level in World of Warcraft is loaded in its entirety.


Compare

two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB

SSD, 400 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x4, Phison PS5007, PCIe x4 add-in card

Specifications Prices

£323.99

Avg. £323.99
2 shops, 2x stock

Corsair Neutron NX500 800GB

SSD, 800 GB, 2 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x4, Phison PS5007, 3000 MB/s, 2400 MB/s, PCIe x4 add-in card

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£651.99

Avg. £651.99
2 shops, 2x stock

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