The Corsair MP600 GS is another decent midrange PCIe 4.0 SSD, but it feels too late and too expensive. Getting this level of performance at this price point and being able to go up to 2 TB is great, but there is a lot of competition in this challenging market.
The MP600 GS has no problem outperforming older PCIe 3.0 SSDs, including those with DRAM, in both performance and efficiency. However, the main thing that sets it apart among its own class of drives is its unique pSLC setup. There’s also the Corsair name to consider, which might carry some weight, but the actual hardware isn’t new.
This drive could be priced down or Corsair could make it more attractive with a heatsink option. The uniquely sized pSLC cache is like the MP600 GS has very good sustained write performance and consistency, and it’s also a good heatsink. Corsair simply wanted to jump on the midrange bandwagon, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But the MBP600 is too small and too slow, at least without a price cut.
|form factor||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280|
|interface/protocol||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe|
|controller||Phison E21T||Phison E21T||Phison E21T|
|DRAM||No (HMB)||No (HMB)||No (HMB)|
|flash memory||176L Micron TLC||176L Micron TLC||176L Micron TLC|
|safety||AES 256-bit||AES 256-bit||AES 256-bit|
|guarantee||5 years||5 years||5 years|
The Corsair MP600 GS is available in capacities of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. Current prices are $57.99, $92.99, and $177.99 respectively for these capacities, which is a little higher than similar SSDs. That said, budget drives are often limited to 1TB, so it’s nice to have the 2TB option. silicon power UD90 in North America.
The MP600 GS is a mid-range PCIe 4.0 SSD that delivers up to 4,800/4,500 MBps for sequential read and write and up to 530K/1000K read and write IOPS for 2TB. This drive has a full 5-year warranty and is rated up to 600 TB writes per 1 TB of capacity. Corsair also lists encryption support that is supported on the Phison E21T controller but only optionally activated by the manufacturer. Similar drives such as the UD90 do not have this feature.
Software and accessories
Corsair offers an SSD Toolbox for download. This software allows you to check drive status data via SMART and find out other relevant information about your drive. Features include secure erase, disk clone, and TRIM functionality. It feels a little rudimentary, but it gets the job done without having to hunt for third-party options.
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Corsair has gone for a minimalist design with the MP600 GS. Under the top label you can see the controller sandwiched between four NAND packages (two on each side). It’s 2 TB single-sided, which means it’s slim enough for any M.2 device.
The controller is Phison E21T.this is UD90 When Team group MP44LIt has the same basic hardware as the MP600 GS. The E21T also appeared with QLC. Important P3 Plus When Important P3There is nothing bad about this controller; Its peers include the InnoGrit IG5220 and SMI SM2269XT. The former is particularly well known, HP FX900 When Patriot P400However, with a new manufacturer named TenaFe looking to shake up the space, drives with TC2200 controllers could soon invade the E21T space.
The flash is labeled IA8HG94AYA and is known to be Micron’s 176 layer TLC. This flash is ubiquitous and has been proven to offer good performance with decent power efficiency.
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