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

Corsair is trying to compete with the Samsung 960 Pro


PCMark8 (subscores)

Batllefield 3

The Battlefield 3 trace consists of starting Battlefield 3, logging in, loading a save game, and starting the corresponding level. The trace contains 887 MB of reads and 28 MB of writes.

World of Warcraft

The World of Warcraft trace consists of starting the game, logging in, and starting a level. The trace contains 390 MB of reads and 5 MB of writes. 

Adobe Photoshop Light

This trace consists of starting Photoshop, opening 14 images and applying seven different operations to each image. The trace contains 313 MB of reads and 2336 MB of writes. 

Adobe Photoshop Heavy

This trace is based on making edits to a high resolution photo in order to create a hi-res poster for printing. The trace contains 468 MB of reads and 5640 MB of writes.

Adobe InDesign

In this trace, InDesign is used to make a publication including a large amount of images. The trace contains 401 MB of reads and 624 MB of writes.

Adobe After Effects

In this trace, a previously created video is rendered. The trace contains 311 MB of reads and 16 MB of writes.

Adobe Illustrator

In this trace, a presentation is made based on a larger number of images made in Photoshop. The trace contains 373 MB of reads and 89 MB of writes.

Microsoft Word

In this trace, a large amount of edits are made to a large academic Word document. The trace contains 107 MB of reads and 95 MB of writes.

Microsoft Excel

This trace consists of operations on a very large Excel table. The trace contains 73 MB of reads and 15 MB of writes.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This trace consists of a number of edits to a large PowerPoint file which includes many images. The trace contains 83 MB of reads and 21 MB of writes.


two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB

SSD, 400 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x4, Phison PS5007, 3000 MB/s, 2400 MB/s, PCIe x4 add-in card

Specifications Prices


Avg. £255.46
1 shop, 1x 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

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