This one was unexpected, Corsair just introduced a brand new SSD line based on a new controller by Link a Media Devices (LAMD). The Neutron drives will be available in two versions: regular and GTX, with the difference being ONFi vs. Toggle NAND. The basic performance specs look pretty good, at 90K IOPS 4K reads/writes and over 500MB/s sequential reads/writes. There's obviously quite a bit to building a good SSD so we'll reserve final judgement until we get drives in house. It's good to see Corsair being very aggressive and pursuing a relationship with a new controller vendor. The LAMD relationship is exclusive to Corsair for the near future. 

Corsair presented ATTO results for two Neutrons in RAID-0 as well as a standalone Neutron GTX (above). The drives are all 7mm 2.5" models, with the first shipments targeted at July.

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  • Casper42 - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    Link a Media Devices? I think someone needs to get fired for that name.
    Or maybe change it to Link a Media Enterprises.
  • CeriseCogburn - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    The CEO founder and also master engineering design architect came up with that name, so I'm sure everyone agrees with you friendly ghost.
    Perhaps you'd like to give them their market area rollout plan corrections now as well, and of course don't forget some price criticism.

    I heard the CEO was a frat member of LAMDA LAMDA so don't expect changes too quickly that comport with your immensely skilled renaming.

    Is Neutron a problem ? I'm not sure how it can't be, right ?
  • CeriseCogburn - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    PS you do realize your renaming scheme would make the company logo L A M E ...

    HAHAHHA - rofl !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LAME - rename it to lame..... hahahahhahaha
  • Paul Tarnowski - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    I believe the friendly apparition knew that when he proposed it.
  • JNo - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    Head. Over. Straight. Your.

  • MrSpadge - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    Curious: the specs seem to be very close to OCZ Everest 2, which is actually a Marvel controller. Now a new SSD controller pops out of nowhere.. I wonder if they're using the same or very similar Marvel tech.
  • Gungel - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    LAMD is around for a while, but their controller was only available for enterprise level SSD's.
  • Mr Alpha - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    Man, those are some terrible small IO read speeds. For the small IO sizes my 320 is 2x+ times faster. Does not bode well for real world performance.
  • jwilliams4200 - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - link

    I assume you are talking about the <4KiB read rates.

    I wouldn't worry much about anything less than 4KiB, since most reads are at least 4KiB or 8KiB or more.
  • Mr Alpha - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - link

    I did some profiling on my own system and 4KiB were by far the most common IO size. There is still a good chunk of IOs smaller than 4KiB and most of the rest being in the 4KiB-256KiB range, with just a smattering of IOs bigger than 256KiB.

    I wasn't just talking about <4KiB. It takes til 32KiB for that thing to match my 320 and 64KiB for it to surpass it. And here I'm talking about a SATA 3Gbps device with some age on it. Compare it to a SandForce drive or a Marvel based drive and it takes up 256KiB before it catches up.

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