Corsair Introduces MP700 PCIe 5.0 SSDs: 1 TB Starting At $169.99
After several teasers and months of waiting, Corsair has finally launched its first PCIe 5.0 SSD, the MP700. The MP700 aims to win over enthusiasts with its ample capacity and high speed performance. With sequential speeds of up to 10,000 MB/s, the MP700 is ready to compete with his best SSDs on the market today.
MP700 is a standard M.2 2280 drive that fits PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 interface and supports the latest NVMe 2.0 protocol. Initially, Corsair advertised his MP700 with a thick cooler, but eventually decided to commercialize the drive without a cooler. However, it does not mean that the consumer should run his MP700 au naturel. This is because SSDs are more likely to be subject to thermal throttling. Therefore, we recommend using the motherboard’s integrated M.2 heatsink or his aftermarket M.2 SSD cooler with his MP700 to ensure optimal operation. Additionally, the MP700 features a double-sided design, which is something to consider when purchasing an M.2 cooling solution at retail.
The MP700 features a Phison PS5026-E26 PCIe 5.0 SSD controller and Micron 232-layer 3D TLC NAND. The SSD boasts sequential read and write speeds of up to 10,000 MB/s on 2 TB models. On the other hand, the 1TB model has slightly lower specs, sequential read 9,500MB/s and sequential write 8,500MB/s. Random performance for the top SKU escalates to 1.7 million IOPS read and 1.5 million IOPS write. Phison’s E26 controller supports NAND speeds up to 2,400 MT/s, so you can achieve numbers as high as 15,000 MB/s. The MP700, like other competitors, features a NAND running at 1,600 MT/s, limiting PCIe 5.0 drive performance numbers to 10 GB/s. The MP700 also has a decent DRAM package. LPDDR capacity is twice the drive capacity.
|Corsair MP700 Specifications|
|form factor||M.2 2280||M.2 2280|
|interface||PCIe 5.0 x4, NVMe 2.0||PCIe 5.0 X4, NVMe 2.0|
|controller||Phison PS5026-E26||Phison PS5026-E26|
|NAND Flash||Micron 232 layer 3D TLC||Micron 232 layer 3D TLC|
|random read||1.6 million IOPS||1.7 million IOPS|
|random write||1.3 million IOPS||1.5M IOPS|
|guarantee||5 years||5 years|
One of the MP700’s highlights is its support for Microsoft DirectStorage, a technology that helps reduce load times. Sadly, Abandoned Currently the only game that supports DirectStorage. As a result, this feature won’t be a differentiator for his MP700 on his Corsair until more titles come along that support it.
MP700 workhorse performance comes at a price. SSDs with Phison E26 are power demanding drives. The average power consumption of the MP700 is around 10 Watts for the 1 TB SKU and 10.5 Watts for the 2 TB model. This draws significantly more power than some PCIe 4.0 drives, such as Corsair’s proprietary MP600 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, which is rated at 6.5 watts. Power equals heat, so the MP700 relies on a cooler to reach its full potential, especially for long-running workloads.
The MP700 has an endurance of 700 TBW in its 1 TB presentation, while the 2 TB flavors are good for 1,400 TBW. However, most PCIe 5.0 drives on the market today use the same combination of Phison E26 controller and Micron 232-layer NAND, so the ratings are in line with the competition. In any case, Corsair backs his MP700 with his five-year warranty.
Corsair sells the MP700 1 TB (CSSD-F1000GBMP700R2) for $169.99 and the MP700 2 TB (CSSD-F2000GBMP700R2) for $289.99. These are the premium price tags, the prices consumers have to deal with for early adopter technology.
Many brands have announced PCIe 5.0 products, but very few have hit the retail market. His PG5NFZ drives from CFD Gaming are hard to come by in the US market. Meanwhile, Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen5 10000 SSD will be restocked once in a blue moon. Meanwhile, the MP700 is available at Corsair’s website and authorized dealers and distributors worldwide.