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

Corsair is trying to compete with the Samsung 960 Pro



AS SSD uses incompressible data, which means that SSDs featuring SandForce controllers do not benefit from their built-in compression tricks, just as was the case for the Iometer tests.

AS SSD performs both read and write tests. First, it tests using data blocks of 4 kB with one instruction at a time, followed by 4 kB data blocks with 64 simultaneous instructions. Finally, it also runs a sequential read and write test, which gives an indication of the drive's performance when working with very large files. Based on all tests, AS SSD also determines an overall score. Running these tests in addition to the Iometer tests is fairly redundant, but we do so anyway because you can easily run this benchmark on your own computer, allowing you to compare the SSDs from this round-up with your own SSD.

With a total score of 2767 points the Neutron NX500 ends up slightly below the Force MP500. All Samsung competitors and the Intel SSD 750 perform better in this test. 


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


Avg. £288.46
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

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices


Avg. £618.99
3 shops, 3x stock

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