Corsair unleashes their MP600 PRO XT SSD with major speed upgrades
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Published: 9th September 2021 | Source: Corsair |
Corsair MP600 PRO XT SSD delivers a major IOPS upgrade and a new heatspreader
With these new drives, Corsair's promising top-level PCIe 4.0 performance, using 3D TLC NAND to deliver high read/write speeds. Note that this SSD uses faster NAND than its predecessor, using Micron's 176-layer B47R TLC NAND instead of Micron's older 96-layer B27B TLC NAND. These new drives also feature a new heatsink design, one which is much more attractive than its predecessor, but too large to be officially supported by consoles like Sony's PlayStation 5. PS5 users will need to pair this SSD with an aftermarket heatsink for it to fit under the system's M.2 slot cover.
While this SSD's maximum sequential read/write speeds are not much higher than Corsair's existing MP600 PRO models, the increase in maximum IOPS of these new drives will allow them to deliver more performance across a variety of potential workloads. which is great news for end-users.
Corsair also promises high endurance levels, with a 700 TBW rating for the 1TB model, a 1400 TBW rating for the 2TB model and a 3000 TBW rating for the 4TB model. Corsair has calculated that their 4TB model could last for 280 years for typical users that write 35GB of data per day. The long story short is that most users will not be able to wear out this SSD's NAND.
Below are the specifications of Corsair's new MP600 PRO XT SSDs and how they compare to their predecessors. What follows is Corsair's Press Release.
|Model/Capacity||SSD Max Sequential Read/Write (MB/s)||Max Random Read/Write IOPS||Warranty|
|MP600 1TB||4,950/4250||600K/680K||5 Years|
|MP600 2TB||4,950/4250||600K/680K||5 Years|
|MP600 PRO 1TB||7,000/5,500||780K/360K||5 Years|
|MP600 PRO 2TB||7,000.6,550||800K/660K||5 Years|
|MP600 PRO 4TB||7,000/6,850||700K/650K||5 Years|
|MP600 PRO XT 1TB||7,100/5,800||1.2M/900K||5 Years|
|MP600 PRO XT 2TB||7,100/6,800||1.2M/1M||5 Years|
|MP600 PRO XT 4TB||7,100/6,800||1.2M/1M||5 Years|
Corsair's new MP600 PRO SSD is now available in the UK and Europe through Amazon.
PR - Blazing Fast Gen4 Speed to Break the Million IOPS Barrier – CORSAIR Launches MP600 PRO XT M.2 NVMe SSDs
Corsair, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the launch of a new Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive – the MP600 PRO XT. Available in capacities up to an immense 4TB, the MP600 PRO XT stores massive amounts of data in a convenient form-factor that neatly fits nearly any PC build. For those who need to run games, load applications, and transfer files at lighting speed, the MP600 PRO XT delivers incredible sustained performance with a pre-installed heatspreader, leaving standard M.2 SSDs in the dust.
The MP600 PRO XT boasts extreme performance paired with exceptional cooling and compatibility, breaking the 7,000MB/sec barrier with up to 7,100MB/sec sequential read and 6,800MB/sec sequential write speeds*, as well as more than one million input/output operations per second (IOPS). The MP600 PRO XT is built with high-density 3D TLC NAND, delivering both great performance and endurance – up to 3,000TB Written. Leading-edge PCIe Gen4 technology ensures that your drive achieves maximum bandwidth, and backward-compatibility with PCIe Gen3 gives you the versatility to bring fast storage to a host of systems.**
Installed directly onto a motherboard with a compact M.2 2280 industry-standard NVMe form-factor, the MP600 PRO XT sports a uniquely styled aluminum heatspreader to ensure optimal temperatures even under maximum speeds. The heatspreader’s high surface area efficiently disperses heat and reduces throttling, giving you the performance you need while also looking more stylish than a typical bare M.2 drive. The MP600 PRO XT is also compatible with the CORSAIR Hydro X Series XM2 Water Block (sold separately), enabling you to integrate your SSD in a custom cooling loop to achieve even lower temperatures and maximize performance.
Like all CORSAIR SSDs, the MP600 PRO XT is supported by free CORSAIR SSD Toolbox software, enabling convenient features such as secure erase and firmware updates directly from your desktop. With a five-year warranty for extended peace of mind that your storage will remain fast and reliable, the MP600 PRO XT takes full advantage of PCIe Gen4 technology for extreme M.2 performance.
* Performance and endurance vary by capacity.
**Lower performance on PCIe Gen3.
Corsair's new MP600 PRO SSD is available starting today in the UK and Europe through Amazon.
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