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Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB SSD Review

In this test we have created three file folder copy scenarios and we are copying them between two folders within the drive, recording the time taken for the file transfer to be completed. Our first folder is filled with 870 picture files totaling 1GB, the second folder is filled with 550 MP3 files totaling 2GB and the third folder is home to a single 4.5GB ISO file.

It appears that the toggle-mode NAND flash does make a difference in the real world, as the time needed to complete every single one of our file copy tests was a few seconds shorter than the time which the standard Neutron drive required. However, the Neutron GTX does not only outperform the standard Neutron but every single other drive which we compared it with.

In our second real world test we are recording the time taken for our OS to fully boot from when we pressed the power on button and the start up times of two very popular and heavy professional applications, the Autodesk AutoCAD 2012 and the Mathworks Matlab. These tests are excellent examples of how an actual system would start and work under real-life circumstances.

It was during these tests where the Neutron GTX really surprised us, as the LAMD based drive managed to outperform every other drive by a noticeable margin, cutting start up speeds by several seconds. 

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