Corsair recently announced their fastest ever SSD series, the Corsair Force Series MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen.3 x4 SSD; available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities. The new MP500 features a Phison PS5007-E7 controller and is capable of sequential read/write speeds of up to 3,000MB/s and 2,400MB/s respectively; and with an endurance rating of up to 698 TBW. We don’t know yet how fast will be the actual speeds of these drives, but based on its spec sheet it may perform on par with the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSDs. Check out more of its features, specifications, price and availability from the press release below.
Corsair Force Series MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
Corsair, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components announced the immediate availability of the CORSAIR Force MP500 range of M.2 solid state drives, the fastest SSDs yet produced by CORSAIR. Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, the MP500 range delivers blistering performance up to five times faster than traditional SATA 6Gbps SSDs, offering users the next step in high-performance storage in an ultra-compact form factor.
Equipped with a Phison PS5007-E7 NVMe controller and high-bandwidth PCIe Gen. 3 x4 M.2 2280 interface, the MP500 range of drives put your data in the fast lane. Delivering phenomenal data performance including read speeds of up to 3,000 MB/s and write speeds of up 2,400 MB/s, the MP500 range of SSD accelerate system boots, game load times and file transfers beyond anything possible over a single SATA 6Gbps connection.
The ultra-compact M.2 2280 form factor allows the MP500 range to deliver its phenomenal performance in smaller form factors than any previous CORSAIR SSD. With no data or power cables required, an MP500 SSD can be fitted right onto the motherboard or installed into compact laptops and small form factor systems where space is key.
The Force Series MP500 range isn’t just small and fast – it’s committed to data integrity and reliability. Proprietary SmartECC, SmartRefresh and SmartFlush technologies safeguard data against corruption in case of unexpected power loss or unsafe shutdown, while static and dynamic wear-leveling enhance drive reliability. The entire MP500 range is also fully compatible with CORSAIR SSD Tool box, allowing users to monitor many aspects of their drives health or to securely wipe and clear the drive with ease.
Backed by a comprehensive three-year warranty, the CORSAIR Force Series MP500 range delivers all the simplicity and reliability enthusiasts demand, in an ultra-compact, high-performance package.
Corsair MP500 M.2 NVMe SSD Specifications
|Form Factor||M.2, 2280|
|Key ID||Key M|
|Interface Type||NVMe PCI Express SSD 3.0 x4|
|DRAM Cache||256MB DDR3||512MB DDR3||1024MB DDR3|
|Max Sequential Read (ATTO)||Up to 3,000MB/s|
|Max Sequential Write (ATTO)||Up to 2,400MB/s|
|Max Sequential Read (CDM)||Up to 2,300MB/s||Up to 2,800MB/s||Up to 2,800MB/s|
|Max Sequential Write (CDM)||Up to 1,400MB/s||Up to 1,500MB/s||Up to 1,500MB/s|
|4KB Random Read||150K IOPS||250K IOPS||250K IOPS|
|4KB Random Write||90K IOPS||210K IOPS||210K IOPS|
|Operating Temp.||0°C to +65°C|
|Storage Temp.||-40°C to +85°C|
|Operating Humidity||90% RH (40° C)|
|Storage Humidity||93% RH (40° C)|
Sequential speeds (ATTO) are measured with ATTO v2.47
Sequential speeds (CDM) are measured with CDM v5.1.2
4KiB random performance is measured with IOMETER 2010, 4KiB file size, QD32 (100% Incompressible Data)
Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
- NVMe PCI Express Gen. 3 x4 interface provides up to a 5x performance improvement over SATA SSDs, allowing you to access all your data with blazing speed.
- M.2 2280 industry standard compact form factor.
- Available in various storage capacities including 120GB, 240GB and 480GB.
- Compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with no special driver or administrative rights required.
- Enhanced error correction improves data retention.
- Toughened contact surface material gives better contact to the motherboard and provides vibration resistance.
- Static and dynamic wear-leveling extends the life of the disk SSD.
- Advanced garbage collection support provides extended drive management tasks.
- Compatible with CORSAIR SSD Toolbox for advanced functionality.
- Extensive 3-year warranty.
Price and Availability
The CORSAIR Force Series MP500 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs are available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors, as well as direct from the CORSAIR webstore. All Force Series MP500 SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price are as follows: the 120GB capacity is for $124.99 / £119.99; 240GB is for $189.99 / £184.99; and 480GB is for $364.99 / £349.99