Modern high performance SSDs tend to consume a lot of power. This means a lot of heat dissipation and a large heatsink, which makes the drive incompatible with notebooks (and even some compact desktops). To accommodate applications that require both compact dimensions and extreme performance, Corsair has quietly released his MP600 Pro NH family of SSDs.
Corsair’s MP600 Pro NH comes in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB configurations and promises sequential read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 6,500 MB/s. The drive is rated at up to 1M/1.2M random read/write IOPS, which is comparable to state-of-the-art PCIe Gen4 SSDs. The M.2-2280 drive relies on Phison’s PS5018-E18 controller and 3D TLC NAND memory.
Corsair’s MP600 Pro NH (opens in new tab) Belonging to the company’s top-of-the-range MP600 series drives with PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, it is renowned for its performance and is one of the best SSDs available today. The main difference between the MP600 Pro NH series and the rest of the drives in the MP600 series is that the new drives do not have massive heat spreaders. This makes it compatible with laptops as well as compact desktops. The MP600 Pro NH line appears to use a graphene heat spreader instead of an aluminum radiator.
Corsair’s MP600 Pro NH drive consumes up to 10.8W of power. Graphene is known for its excellent heat dissipation capabilities, but proper airflow inside a PC chassis is still recommended for consistent performance.
As for pricing, Corsair charges $72.99 for the entry-level 500GB MP600 Pro NH drive and $1074.99 for the top-of-the-line 2TB MP600 Pro NH SSD. The Sweet Spot 2 TB model is priced at $212.99.
In addition to its high performance, MP600 Pro NH (opens in new tab) Corsair also announced its mainstream MP600 GS lineup, which supports sequential read speeds up to 4800 MB/s, sequential write speeds up to 3900 MB/s, and random read/write IOPS up to 580K/800K. The drive is available in 500GB and 1TB configurations and comes with a graphene heat spreader. Considering it consumes up to 4.3W of power, it could be what the doctor ordered for his laptop.