Corsair reveals their Force MP600 PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD

Corsair reveals their Force MP600 PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD

Corsair reveals their Force MP600 PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD

AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Generation processors and X570 motherboard platform will support PCIe 4.0, opening the door to SSDs and other PCIe solutions that are faster than what’s currently possible over PCIe 3.0. 

Corsair has seen the potential of PCIe 4.0 and knows that the speed limits of PCIe 3.0 limit today’s M.2 NVMe SSDs. These limits are what prevent PCIe 3.0 SSDs from extending much past 3.5GB/s sequential write speeds when using an M.2 slot, but PCIe 4.0 has the power to address that. 

Using PCIe 4.0, Corsair has created their Force MP600 series of NVMe SSDs, which will offer sequential read/write speeds of 4950MB/s and 4250MB/s respectively, with plans to hit retailer in July, the same time as AMD’s PCIe 4.0 complaint processors and motherboards.  
   
Corsair’s MP600 SSD is built using 3D TLC NAND and a Phison PS5016-E16 controller. At this time, we do not have exact pricing and capacity information for this drive. Sadly Corsair has not provided performance numbers for the MP600’s random I/O throughput. 

Corsair reveals their Force MP600 PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD  
Given the size of the MP600’s heatsink, it appears that Corsair’s new PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD consumes more power than the average PCIe 3.0 M.2 device. We should find out more about Corsair’s MP600 series of SSDs as Computex 2019 progresses. 

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