Corsair Neutron XTi SSD Review (480GB)


Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB CDM

In Crystal Disk Mark the Corsair Neutron XTi achieved 550MB/s read and 543MB/s write. Looking at the 4K random performance we can see that it did decent as well with 35MB/s read and 134MB/s write.


The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB AS SSD Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB AS SSD IOPS

When testing in AS SSD the Neutron XTi reached an overall score of 1247 points, ranking it up there with some of the best SSDs we have seen yet. Sequential speeds are a bit less than the other benches, as usual, but still both read and write speeds are over 500MB/s again. 4K read exceed what we saw with crystal disk mark at 44MB/s now, however, 4K write is a bit lower at 111MB/s. Furthermore, it reaches 97K IOPS read and 88K IOPS write, which is very close to the manufacturer’s rating.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB AS SSD Copy

This AS SSD Copy Bench test is a true to life evaluation of performance as AS SSD creates three files (ISO/Program/Game), and simply moves them from one part of the SSD to another, recording their top speed and total transfer time. The best speed of 470MB/s was achieved via the Game test. Overall, these results overall are similar to other high-end SSDs as well.


Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB ANVIL

Anvil Storage Utilities shows that performance is similar to that of our other tests. An overall score of 4875 was achieved, which is pretty good compared to the competition. Here it reached 67K/83K IOPS read/write as well.

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The first page mentions a 3 year warranty then later says a 5 year warranty?

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It is a 5-year warranty, thanks for spotting the typo!