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Introduction

While the 120 GiB SSDs are the most popular models because of their low cost, 240 GiB models are becoming affordable, and thus becoming the preferred ones. Today, we will test the Corsair Neutron XT 240 GiB, targeted to the high-performance market.

The Corsair Neutron XT SSD uses the 2.5” form factor with a height of 7 mm, makes use of the SATA-600 interface, and can be found in 240 GiB, 480 GiB, and 960 GiB capacities. The 240 GiB model, which is the one we are benchmarking, has 256 GiB of memory inside, but is sold as 240 GiB, since 16 GiB are reserved for overprovisioning, used by the garbage collection and wear leveling mechanisms of the unit.

In our tests, we will compare the performance of the Neutron XT 240 GiB against the Kingston HyperX Fury with the same capacity.

Before proceeding, we highly suggest that you read our “Anatomy of SSD Units” tutorial, which provides all the background information you need to know about SSDs.

In the table below we compare the Corsair Neutron XT 240 GiB with the Kingston HyperX Fury 240 GiB. Both units use a SATA-600 interface, 2.5” form factor (7 mm height), and MLC memory chips.

Manufacturer Model Model # Nominal Capacity Price
Corsair Neutron XT CCSD-N240GBXT 240 GiB USD 140
Kingston HyperX Fury SHFS37A/240G 240 GiB USD 110

We researched the prices on the day that we published this review. In the table below, we provide a more in-depth technical comparison between the two drives.

Model Controller Buffer Memory
Corsair Neutron XT 240 GiB PHISON PS3110 256 MiB DDR3-2133 Nanya NT5CB128M16FP-CG 8x 32 GiB Toshiba TH58TEG8DDKBA8C
Kingston HyperX Fury 240 GiB SandForce SF-2281 None 16x 16 GiB Kingston FT16B08UCM1-34