Corsair Has Released Three M.2 NVMe SSD Products With up to 480GB of Capacity
With SSDs getting smaller and faster, Corsair has announced its own versions of the M.2 NVMe series named the MP500 family. The highest capacity announced by the company is limited to 480GB, but hopefully, we can hope for higher capacity drives in the future.
The MP500 SSD Series From Corsair Promises Read Speeds up to a Blazing 3,000MB/s – How’s That for Impressive
The advantage of running M.2 NVMe SSDs in your system is that it exponentially increases the read and write speeds of the system, making it extremely responsive as a result. The MP500 series are no exception to those speeds, as Corsair promises sequential read speeds up to 3,000MB/s and write speeds up to 2,400MB/s. These read and write speeds will obviously be for larger files, but companies do not publish random read and write speed results such as taking small chunks of files from different regions of the drive and that’s pretty much alright in our books.
The Corsair Force Series MP500 SSD uses Phison’s PS5007-E7 NVMe controller and supports the PCIe Gen3 x4 interface. While the highest capacity available from Corsair is 480GB, it is also available in the 120 and 240GB storage models. The speed test results given for the 120GB model are lower, which is no surprise. According to Corsair, this particular drive is able to obtain a read and write result of 2,300MB/s and 1400MB/s respectively, which is still pretty impressive, so if you’re going to be using this drive to store the important applications as well as make it the boot drive without stuffing in anything useless, then you have made a very good investment to give your PC a new life in performance.
As for the pricing, all three models are currently available directly from Corsair’s website priced at US $109.99 for the 120GB model, US $169.99 for the 240GB model and US $324.99 for the 480GB model. While the prices are competitive, it is Samsung that leads from the front with its own 960 EVO and 960 PRO NVMe series of solid state drives.