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Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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  • 256GB
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Learn more about the Corsair CSSD-N256GB3-BK

General

Brand
Corsair
Series
Neutron Series
Model
CSSD-N256GB3-BK
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Interface
SATA III
Controller
LAMD
Width
70mm
Depth
100mm
Height
7mm
Weight
0.1 lbs.

Performance

Max Sequential Read
up to 540 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
up to 450 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 83,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 95,000 IOPS
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
High-performance LAMD SSD controller

E-boost technology with error correction and advanced NAND management

Maintains consistent read and write performance when accessing all types of data

Broad PC and Notebook compatibility

Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux and MAC systems

Supports S.M.A.R.T, TRIM, and internal garbage collection

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-20°C ~ +85°C
Operating Humidity
10% to 90% RH

Package Content

Package Content
Corsair Neutron series SSD, 3.5" bracket and mounting screws

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Curtis S.
  • 11/29/2013 3:47:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGreat, until death@ 6 months

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Easy install, good performance, not too bad with small files

Cons: Installed May 23, 2013 - Failed November 25, 2013. Windows 7 64 said drive failure imminent, make backup. Nothing there to back up! Win 7 suggested a format....wouldn't format. Dead as a doornail! These SSD's will really spoil you, but they can't be trusted any more (probably less) than a mechanical drive.

Other Thoughts: The drive is definitely fast, though not what they claim. I was really pleased with this drive, as it is large enough to handle most any software you would want. Too expensive to store movies, etc., but fantastic as a boot and operational drive.

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  • Rajen W.
  • 11/25/2013 6:56:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD!

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: fast

Cons: none

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  • kenneth f.
  • 11/24/2013 10:29:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLived up to hype

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: A really fast drive. I've had HDD all my life and had heard very little about SSD stuff but this looked cool and I got it for the windows files and it loads up from off to on in about 10 seconds. Programs run noticeably faster on the drive. Those things also have to do with motherboard and ram and things, but having just changed out the primary drive for this ssd in my comp. Speed has improved.

Cons: SSD is still expensive in general.

Other Thoughts: I want to see what kinds of speed SSD will bring to large terabyte sized storage.

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  • Alexander M.
  • 11/23/2013 3:17:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD for the casual gamer

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I bought this in a battle over the Samsung 840. Dollar per GB, this was cheaper. I also bought it based on the Corsair name. I have a Corsair case, RAM, water cooler, and power supply. It was an easy install and partition with stock Windows software. Read/write is insane. Boot in 15 seconds with no loading screens anymore. Compared to my 3+ year old HDD, this will just keep opening windows as soon as you double click on them. I suggest a 256GB for Windows + your fav game, and get another 1-2TB HDD for everything else.

Cons: It didn't come with the SATA cable, and you have to be careful that you order the right one (90* versus straight-angle, etc). Mounted inside the stock 2.5" bays of my Corsair 600T case like a glove.

Other Thoughts: I would highly suggest this SSD over the pricer name brands.

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  • Joseph R.
  • 11/7/2013 10:41:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAST SSD!

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This SSD is FAST! My new setup is an AMD-FX8350 with 8GB of Patriot Viper RAM on an Asus SATA 3 motherboard running Windows 7 Pro. No joke...this thing boots in under 30 seconds. Bring up programs is literally a flash. If you are using a SATA 3 motherboard, you will NOT be disappointed.

Cons: I bought this on sale for $186, I just wish they were a little cheaper.

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  • LUIZ G.
  • 11/3/2013 6:19:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBasic SSD

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: For a cache drive and cheap, but need better write speed, so in the midlle of in market.

3,5" bracket adapter.

VERY STABLE AND CAN USE SOME MACs

Cons: In write speed leave you in dreams, need same adjustments in configurations.

NEED NEW FIRMWARE.

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  • Jesus R.
  • 10/29/2013 3:10:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome drive!

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: *Great performance
*Stable
*Low cost (SSD's can usually cost $1+ per GB)

Cons: None, I highly recommend.

Other Thoughts: These reviews make it seem as if a Solid State Drive will make all computer performance problems go away, but it isn't true.
You will get much faster boot times and heavy or clunky programs will start up faster as well, but that's about it. You may not notice much with simple, everyday programs other than iTunes.
If you are looking for big performance improvements, a SSD should be your final upgrade, instead upgrade these parts first:

RAM (random-access memory or simply memory) - 2GB-4GB is a good number

CPU (central processing unit) -
Most quad core processors will do for average users.

GPU (graphics card/video card) - Only needed if you use graphics intensive programs. Low end cards good for videos and stuff, high end cards good for games.

Again, great hard drive and never plan on going back to a HDD.

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  • DINU B.
  • 10/24/2013 11:55:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Excellent SSD. 256 GB. Reasonable price.
Esthetically pleasant and sturdily built.
Worked out of the box. Cloned the HDD with Miray HDD clone and runs like a pro :)

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a HP Envy 17t-j000 laptop's 1 TB built in HDD. Got confused answers from HP chat support. I bought it together with an upgrade kit.
My existing Corsair 2 120 GB was not recognized by the Boot Manager. Though it is in perfect condition and works in my older HP laptop. I said: I will try a sata 3 new SSD and if it doesn't work I will return it.
It works miracles... :) HP is trying to sell their own hardware. Very poor technical support. Service is in India.
Excellent product by Corsair! Thank you Newegg!

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  • Megan N.
  • 10/23/2013 4:57:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfirst SSD

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This is a nicely sized little drive. Installed Windows 7 on it in my gaming rig. Boots really quick, less than a minute and you're up and running.

Cons: I've had no problems with it so far

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  • Brandon S.
  • 9/27/2013 1:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNever going back

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N256GB3-BK 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast: I went from a computer with a run of the mill 7200 rpm HDD, to this for my games, a 64 gig SSD for the OS, and a 500gig 7200 rpm for media/things I don't care about speed in.
The difference is incredible. Hearts of Iron 3, Victoria 2 would both take a good 5 minutes to load on my old computer, and now load very nearly instantly. Load times are simply non-existent with anything I do.

Cons: Price: I'm conditioned to HDD prices, so I was a bit leery of spending this much money on storage. It was worth it, but still felt meh, after spending just under a dollar per gigabyte.

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