The Corsair MP600 Core Mini SSD is now has a bargain price
Corsair’s MP600 Core Mini is now available at a bargain price – An ideal option for Steam Deck and other PC handhelds
The Corsair MP600 Core Mini SSD is one of a growing number of M.2 2230-sized PCIe 4.0 SSDs. These compact SSDs are made for small form factor systems, like those in Microsoft’s Surface series, or handheld gaming systems like Valve’s Steam Deck, ASUS’ ROG Ally, or MSI’s Claw.
Now, Corsair’s 1TB MP600 Core Mini SSD is available for Â£76 at Amazon UK. This is a bargain price for 1TB of storage, making this SSD an ideal upgrade option for compact PCs.
The one downside of Corsair’s MP600 Core Mini SSD is that it makes use of QLC NAND, as opposed to TLC NAND. This is not a big deal for mainstream use cases, as users of handhelds like Valve’s Steam Deck are unlikely to be writing enough data to this drive for NAND wear to be an issue. Beyond that, this drive’s 250TBW endurance rating is very reasonable when compared to other 1TB M.2 2230 SSDs.
With rated read speeds of up to 5000MB/s reads and write speeds of up to 3800MB/s, this SSD is more than fast enough for any modern gaming workload. This is more than fast enough to reach the limits of the Steam Deck’s PCIe 3.0 interface. This limits the drive’s speeds to 3,500 MB/s on Steam Deck. Even with this limit, this drive is much faster than the SSDs that the Steam Deck ships with, especially its baseline 64 GB 300 MB/s eMMC drive.
If you want more storage for your Steam Deck or any similar devices, Corsair’s MP600 Core Mini is a solid option. It’s plenty fast, and for Â£76, it is a bargain.
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