Corsair launches their mid-range MP300 series of NVMe SSDs

Corsair launches their mid-rangeMP300 NVMe SSD

Corsair launches their mid-range MP300 series of NVMe SSDs

Today’s SSDs have exceeded the capabilities of the SATA interface for quite some time, so much so that modern NVMe drives can easily offer up to six times the transfer speeds in some workloads. This has quickly created a situation where high-end NVMe drives can command price tags that are several times higher than their SATA counterparts, creating the need for an affordable middle of the road SSDs that can offer a significant speed boost over SATA without the usual price premium if NVMe storage. 

This gap in the market is why Corsair has created their new Force MP300 series of SSDs, offering mid-range NVMe performance that can blitz past SATA drives while providing a compelling price/capacity ratio. To make the Force MP300, Corsair has combined 3D TLC NAND with PCIe 3.0 2x controller, limiting the complexity of the drive to offer a balance between pricing and read/write performance. 

Like most modern SSDs, not every MP300 SSD is created equal, with higher capacities offering increased read and write speeds. Below we can see a 2x increase in Sequential Write performance when moving from 120GB to 240GB capacities, showing how drives with larger storage sizes can better saturate the controller on modern SSDs. 

 
  Corsair Force MP300 Series SSD
Capacity 120GB 250GB 500GB 1TB
NAND 3D TLC
PCIe lanes 3.0 x2 3.0 x2 3.0 x2 3.0 x2
Form Factor M.2 2280
Sequential Read 1,520 MB/s 1,580 MB/s 1,600 MB/s 1,600 MB/s
Sequential Write 460 MB/s 920 MB/s 1,040 MB/s 1,080 MB/s
4K Random Read 110K IOPS 180K IOPS 220K IOPS 240K IOPS
4K Random Write 80K IOPS 110K IOPS 200K IOPS 210 IOPS
Warranty 5 years
Price $49.99 $84.99 $154.99 $319.99

Corsair launches their mid-rangeMP300 NVMe SSD

While Corsair’s MP300 may not offer the same performance levels of its faster MP500 series counterpart, the MP300’s pricing more than makes up for this performance shortcoming, making NVMe SSDs a lot more affordable for the mass market.   

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