Best Corsair MP600 1 TB Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020:
Corsair is one of the first SSD manufacturers to offer a PCIe 4.0 model. This new standard takes a new course in terms of throughput. The Corsair MP600 thus claims up to 4.95 GB / s.
With the release of third generation Ryzen processors , AMD has kicked off the PCIe 4.0 standard. If this is not yet really of interest for graphics cards – far from saturating the bandwidth provided by PCIe 3.0 -, it nevertheless allows SSD manufacturers to offer storage solutions reaching new speed records . Corsair is one of the first to enter this new market with its MP600, the technical data sheet for the 1 TB version is quite dreamy: 4.95 GB / s for reading and up to 4.25 GB / s in writing. What go a step further than the best M.2 NVMe SSDs seen so far; the Samsung 970 Pro is for example given for 3.5 GB / s and 2.7 GB / s respectively.
Best Corsair MP600 1 TB Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020
When unpacking the SSD, you quickly understand that debiting data at such speed is not without constraints. Indeed, the MP600 is housed in an imposing metal dissipator which suggests a significant heating of the different chips. No wonder that, M.2 NVMe SSDs have always had this “defect” and only a few models are capable of holding their maximum throughput over time. Then, once the safety temperature has been reached, they drop in speed to avoid overheating.
The thickness of this heatsink prohibits the use of this SSD in a laptop. In any case, this is a false problem for this first generation of PCIe 4.0 SSD, as laptops had not yet switched to PCIe 4.0 at the time of this writing.
Under the body, there is a M.2 2280 module that could not be more classic and which embeds a Phison PS5016-E16 controller. It is one of the first NAND controllers planned for PCIe 4.0. Phison did not really start from a blank page and generally took over the plans of its old PCIe controllers (PS5012-E12 of Corsair MP510 in particular) and simply added the management of the PCIe 4.0 standard. The whole is accompanied by 64-layer NAND 3D TLC memory chips from Toshiba and by 1 GB of cache memory.
Guarantee and endurance
The 5-year warranty is perfectly suited to the premium positioning of the MP600. It includes a staggering write endurance – a habit at Corsair – of 1,800 TB on the 1 TB version. This is equivalent to writing every day for 5 years no less than 1 TB of data on the SSD. We remind you, SSD guarantees are always valid until the first of the two terms expired (duration or endurance). Anyway, its endurance, if it is much greater than the 1200 TB of the Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB , remains well oversized for conventional use (apart from servers therefore). In the end, it should be noted that wear and tear on memory cells is a point that users of the MP600 may overlook.
A fairly comfortable SLC cover
An SLC cache system is also present. It speeds up writing work by simulating the presence of SLC rather than TLC memory; latencies are then reduced, de facto increasing throughput. We estimate this cache at around forty gigabytes on the 1 TB version of the MP600. A rather comfortable cache since it seems to us quite rare to copy files larger than 40 GB at once. We also appreciate that the fairly high speed outside this cache, since we do not fall below 850 MB / s. Comfortable.
Corsair claims speeds of 4.95 GB / s in sequential reading and 4.25 GB / s in writing. Values that are similar to those announced by Phison, the manufacturer of the controller used. In practice, under benchmark , we measure similar values, higher even in absolute terms (on average 5 GB / s in reading and 4.29 GB / s in writing). Excellent results, incommensurate with what we have seen so far – the MP600 is the first PCIe 4.0 SSD to pass in our laboratory. The Samsung 970 Pro – one of the best PCIe 3.0 SSDs – is thus relegated far behind with “only” 3.5 GB / s in read and 2.7 GB / s in write.
The flow rates are also fairly stable, the temperature not exceeding 65 ° C in a closed housing after several tens of minutes of intensive testing. Note that the safety temperature is set at 70 ° C, a threshold beyond which the flow rate will drop to avoid overheating. Incidentally, it should be noted that the use of the SSD without a dissipator or with a thinner motherboard dissipator is to be avoided, otherwise the security will intervene fairly quickly.
In manual copying, the speed is strangely quite low and does not exceed 1.7 GB / s in both reading and writing. It is quite close to what the Samsung 970 Pro offers , but much higher than another tenor of its kind, the WD Black SN750 .
- Very high flow rates.
- Stable flows.
- Flow rates in accordance with manufacturer data.
- 5 year warranty.
- 1800 TB endurance.
The Corsair MP600 1 TB is the first PCIe 4.0 SSD in M.2 format to pass in our laboratory. Until we can compare it to other SSDs of the same caliber, it is clear that it delivers a good performance. The flows are high and stable, well helped it must be said by the imposing heat sink – essential to avoid overheating and lower performance. An excellent SSD which also benefits from a 5 year warranty and more than comfortable endurance.
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