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Things used to be much simpler. You could give some kids a tin can, a rock and a piece of chalk and they could amuse themselves for hours. Now, they probably have an app to simulate kicking a tin can or throwing a rock at one, and they certainly have plenty to simulate drawing with a piece of chalk. If you watch TV and movies from the 50s and 60s, or just set in those periods, and it shows a much simpler way of life. No Blackberries or smartphones, no need to respond to an email immediately, if you didn’t answer the phone, people just assumed you were out instead of freaking out. Simple, right? And back then, every neighborhood seemed to have a bully….and he wasn’t being brought up on charges for insulting a kid on Facebook.

Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB


Bullies in these settings were highly unlikeable, but always just “misunderstood”, and in the end they always wound up getting their butts kicked by an unlikely source. Since it’s that time of year, I can’t help but think of Ralphie going off on the coon skin cap wearing goon in “A Christmas Story”. Ralphie was half his size and came out of nowhere. It would be like a 120GB coming out and performing like a 240GB. We all know that doesn’t happen, since 120s are too small and their performance seems to downsize as well. But….what one did?

Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB


Equipped with Link-A Media Device’s latest controller, the Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB comes in poised to take on not only the competition, but many larger drives as well. The Corsair GTX 120GB SSD doesn’t shy away from incompressible data like many other drives, and keeps its speeds regardless of data type. The speeds of the Neutron GTX 120GB are not shy, either, with 550MB/s read and 330MB/s write. IOPS performance is over 80k at 4k aligned, with no degradation due to data type. To take advantage of the performance, the Neutron GTX 120GB uses a SATA 6.0Gb/s interface and is backwards compatible to SATA I and SATA II. For ultrabook users, the Neutron GTX fits into the new 7mm form factor while still offering enthusiast class performance. Corsair backs the Neutron GTX 120GB SSD with a five year warranty.