Jimmy Neutron, boy genius, would approve of Corsair's model name for its newest and best performing solid state drive (SSD) series to date. Corsair's new Neutron GTX branded SSDs are supposedly the first consumer drives in the industry to sport the LM87800 6Gbps SSD controller for Link_A_Media devices (LAMD), a company that develops system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for enterprise and mobile storage markets.
Neutron GTX SSDs are available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities, each of which uses toggle NAND flash memory rated to deliver up to 90,000 random read and write IOPS. Sequential read and write performance are rated at up to 555MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively.
There's also a toned version of the Neutron family that drops the GTX moniker. These drives are available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, offer up to 90,000 random read IOPs and 85,000 random write IOPS, and deliver read/write performance of up to 555MB/370MB per second.
"All Neutron Series models incorporate LAMD's powerful on-the-fly error correction and advanced NAND management technologies which improve the endurance of onboard flash memory, giving the SSD's enhanced reliability and durability," Corsair says. "The Neutron Series GTX drives also include adaptive DSP technology which maintains superior performance throughout the lifetime of the SSD. Neutron Series and Neutron Series GTX models are backed with a 5 year warranty."
Corsair says it will announce pricing upon product release, which is currently scheduled for July.