CReview Corsair Force MP600 1TB PCIe Gen4 M.2 – Specs | Details – learly the output of AMD with this 3000 series and together with the AMD X570 chipset opened the opportunity to see the new PCIe 4.0 standard on the market, although this is normally associated with graphics cards, in recent years the SSDs under PCIe controller It has managed to captivate the market by offering a wide variety of options, thanks to the remarkable difference that occupies the wide bandwidth that PCIe lines deliver.
Corsair as well as a couple of other manufacturers, have managed to deliver together the launch of AMD, a new member to his family, the Corsair MP600. This Corsair model in M.2 format offers up to 4950MB / s in reading and 4250MB / s in writing, 77% more in sequential reading and more than 180% more in sequential writing versus Corsair MP500 960GB. Clearly what PCIe 4.0 has achieved is to expand this bandwidth that we noticed at one time was the great limitation of the SSDs we had under PCIe 3.0.
Another factor that was seen in the SSDs in PCIe 3.0 and would clearly be a problem for this new standard 4.0, is the temperature. With the great transfer power that PCIe lines have, they manage to develop quite high temperatures in some cases, which some motherboard manufacturers responded with certain cooling solutions to deliver a cooler platform, however the plates that possessed this were of range high, which left a gap for users of smaller ranges. With the output of the PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the need for their own cooling was vital, which is why Corsair adds an aluminum heatsink that will maintain an optimum temperature under excessive load.
|Interface||PCIe Gen 4 x4|
|SSD Max Sequential Read||Up to 4950MB / s|
|SSD Max Sequential Write||Up to 4250MB / s|
|4KB Random Read||680K IOPS|
|4KB Random Write||600K IOPS|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280|
|Dimension||80mm x 23mm x 15mm|
|NAND Technology||3D TLC NAND|
|Storage Temperature||-40 ° C to + 85 ° C|
Inside the packaging we see the SSD fully padded in a sturdy foam.
On its front face the Corsair MP600 slams the black heatsink with fins that deliver greater cooling efficiency.
The heatsink surrounds the SSD unit in some way expanding its dissipation area, so it also provides protection to the rear area of SSD that also has memory chips.
On board the Corsair MP600 we find a Phison PS5016-E16 chip one of the first PCIe 4.0 controllers
Testing and Methodology Platform.
|Processor||– AMD Ryzen 5 3600|
|Motherboard||– GIGABYTE X570 AOURUS MASTER|
|Memories||– G. Skill TridentZ 3200MHz 2x8GB|
|Refrigeration||– AMD Wraith Prism|
|Graphics card||– NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti 8GB|
|Power supply||– Corsair RM1000X|
|Storage||– Corsair MP600 1TB SSD M.2 PCIe 4.0|
|Monitor||– ASUS MG28UQ|
- Windows 10 Pro x64 operating system [Update 1903].
- The tests were performed in an environment with a temperature of approximately 25 ° C.
- The platform was used without a cabinet.
- The drivers used for NVIDIA graphics cards were: ForceWare 430.86 WHQL
- The resolutions of the synthetic tests are the default ones for each of the benchmarks.
We know that AMD under the X570 and Zen 2 chipset has been the pioneer in delivering the PCIe 4.0 solution, however as it is a technology that is just beginning to be seen we must expand the potential of an SSD of these characteristics, which is why the following tests We not only wanted to share them under an AMD 3000 series platform but also under the X470 chispet and Intel Z370.
As we can see in the results of the benchmarks, the great advantage of AMD in Intel under an SSD PCIe 4.0 is seen in sequential reading and writing, the difference is abysmal, as well as the writing and reading of the ATTO that favors AMD, while in the other aspects of the measurements both have very similar values.
The temperature experienced by this Corsair model shows that it has a cooling system suitable for the temperuta it generates. It keeps the temperature of the unit below 60ºC without problem, this at a constant load for the SSD, something that is probably not frequent to develop during normal use of the equipment. When in a daily load use it decreases to calm 32ºC. It is very likely that within a cabinet that can provide fresh air circulation, these temperatures would decrease.
Today, SSDs are part of our team as a common element, after their launch they underwent great changes in order to find the best interface for the great potential they could develop, from SATA connectors, mSATA to what we see today In M.2, the SSDs managed to find a space that today lists them as the fastest storage units, and that increasingly add more memory density and reducing the cost.
Thanks to the jump that AMD delivered with PCIe 4.0 compatibility, today we can see this new interface in the light for these storage units. Corsair has managed to be one of the few manufacturers to manufacture SSD under PCIe 4.0, which demonstrates its solid dedication in this product line that as we well know in addition to SSD Corsair creates a large number of components for our computers.
For this particular model although it is one of the first, it does not seem to be bad at all, cooling according to the potential of the unit, consistent speed and memory density that although it is above the average that is consumed today in Chile , points to the new standards that technology forces us to advance.
The price is remarkable, this version of Corsair could be costing around 60 dollars more than a WD SN750 PCIe 3.0 model or a SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS PCIe 3.0 at the same memory density, but when we pass the 2TB version the value of the Corsair MP600 is equal to WD and Samsung in the same amount of memory. It is remarkable the price that manages to develop considering the great performance it delivers and as we all know the newly released technologies are the most expensive, so we can very likely see these units at a better price when the market becomes more massive.
Now we must consider some aspects well before jumping to a unit of this caliber, first of all it is to know if we will really get all the performance that it can offer, currently the SSD units under PCIe 3.0 are capable of delivering everything we need from what we need. It is a fast windows start, to a load of our video games that will not make us lose patience, that in an experiential and daily way, however PCIe 4.0 units are considered (while becoming a common standard), to users who need to move large amount of memory in less time, either as transfer or processing of large amounts of data.