Corsair launches MP700 Pro SSD with Air Cooler and Hydro heatsink

Corsair has introduced the M.2 PCIe Gen 5 MP700 Pro SSD, claiming it to be their fastest ever. The Gen 5 M.2 SSD offers up to 2 TB of storage space, with a 4 TB variant set to follow soon. Featuring three cooling options, this MP700 Pro sustains impressive sequential read and write speeds, hitting up to 12,400 MB/s and 11,800 MB/s, respectively. According to the company, these values are up to 75% higher compared to PCIe 4.0 SSDs.

Corsair MP700 PRO Air Cooler

Sporting the M.2 2280 form factor and backward compatibility with PCIe 4 motherboards, the Corsair MP700 Pro stands as a highly versatile product. To ensure top-notch performance, especially during demanding tasks, the SSD M.2 Gen 5 requires additional cooling. Most motherboards offer integrated M.2 slot systems to achieve this.

For those seeking dedicated cooling, the MP700 Pro also comes equipped with an optional air heatsink or the Hydro X water block, adhering to Corsair’s custom cooler standards. Control and management of the drive are facilitated through the Corsair SSD Toolbox software, featuring functionalities like initialization and firmware updates, with a 5-year warranty backing the product.

Corsair MP700 PRO Hydro X

Corsair’s MP700 Pro claims impressive random read speeds of up to 1.5 million IOPS and random write speeds of up to 1.6 million IOPS. It’s powered by the Phison E26 controller and the latest 232-layer 3D NAND TLC flash memory chips (B58R) from Micron. Additionally, it incorporates Hynix LPDDR4-4266 cache memory, extending up to 4 GB.

Corsair MP700 Pro price and release date

The 1 TB Corsair MP700 Pro version, equipped with an active air cooling system (including a fan), is priced at $189.99, while the 2 TB variant costs $324.99, available on and The Hydro X variant, fitted with an LSS water block, currently exists in a single 2 TB version, priced at $324.99.

Gigabyte recently unveiled the Aorus Gen5 12000 SSD, leveraging the Phison PS5026-E26 controller and 3D TLC NAND memory. Promising exceptional speeds of up to 12,400 MB/s, this SSD ensures sustained high performance, starting at $159.99.

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