Corsair has launched two series of NVMe SSDs, the high-performance fastest NVMe SSD MP600 PRO NH and the more affordable MP600 GS. Despite the similar names, support for the PCIe 4.0 interface, and the use of memory controllers from Phison as a basis, these new NVMe M.2 SSD products are fundamentally different from each other.
The Corsair MP600 PRO NH SSD M.2 NVMe is based on the Phison E18 controller and 3D TLC NAND flash memory chips. These are offered in volumes of 500 GB, 1, 2, 4, and 8 TB. For new products, sequential read speeds up to 7000 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 6500 MB/s are claimed.
At the same time, the youngest model with a volume of 500 GB has a much lower speed – 6600 and only 3600 MB/s, respectively. Random read speed, depending on the model, ranges from 880 thousand to 1.2 million IOPS, and random write speed – from 450 thousand to 1 million IOPS. The declared rewriting resource is from 350 to 6000 TB.
Corsair MP600 GS series NVMe M.2 SSD, in turn, use the Phison E21T controller, which does not have DRAM buffer support. The series includes models with a volume of 500 GB and 1 TB. Both are equipped with 3D TLC NAND flash memory chips. For new products, sequential read speeds up to 4800 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 3900 MB/s are indicated. Random read performance is 580K IOPS, and random write performance is 800K IOPS. For the older model, a resource of 600 TB of rewritable information is declared.
Corsair MP600 Pro NH release date and price
Corsair MP600 GS release date and price
Last month Corsair unveiled the EX100U portable SSD drive has a maximum capacity of 4 TB and data rates of up to 1,600 MB/s via USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2. The latest external SSD drive from Corsair is said to be both fast and compact – despite its weight of just 22 grams and is priced at $108 / £135.