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CORSAIR Unleashes MP600 PRO XT M.2 NVMe SSD – “Breaks 7,000MB/s Barrier”

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Corsair recently added a new member to its MP600 Gen4 SSD series – the Corsair MP600 PRO XT M.2 NVMe SSD. It is powered by Phison’s PS5018-E18 controller, paired with Micron’s 176-layer TLC NAND flash. Thanks to this combination, the new MP600 PRO XT can achieve up to 7,100MB/s sequential read speed; and up to 6,800MB/s sequential write speed. Design-wise, it features an all-black color theme, but with an aggressive-looking heatsink design. Learn more about the MP600 PRO XT Gen4 SSD from the news release below.

CORSAIR MP600 PRO XT M.2 NVMe SSD

CORSAIR Launches MP600 PRO XT M.2 NVMe SSDs – Breaking the 7GBps Barrier

CORSAIR today announced the launch of a new Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive – the MP600 PRO XT. Available in capacities up to 4TB, the MP600 PRO XT stores massive amounts of data in a convenient form factor that neatly fits nearly any PC build. For those who need to run games, load applications, and transfer files at lightning speed, the MP600 PRO XT delivers incredible sustained performance with a pre-installed heat spreader.

The MP600 PRO XT boasts extreme performance breaking the 7,000MB/sec barrier with up to 7,100MB/sec sequential read and 6,800MB/sec sequential write speeds; as well as more than one million input/output operations per second (IOPS). The MP600 PRO XT is built with high-density 3D TLC NAND, delivering great performance and endurance of up to 3,000 TBW (4TB). Leading-edge PCIe Gen4 technology ensures that your drive achieves maximum bandwidth, and backward compatibility with PCIe Gen3 gives you the versatility to bring fast storage to a host of systems.

Editor’s note: Installing the MP600 PRO XT on a PCIe Gen3 slot (significantly) reduces its potential speed. You will need a compatible system that supports Gen4 NVMe SSDs to achieve the potential speed.

The MP600 PRO XT sports a uniquely styled aluminum heat spreader to ensure optimal temperatures even under maximum speeds. The heat spreader’s high surface area efficiently disperses heat and reduces throttling; giving you the performance you need while also looking more stylish than a typical bare M.2 drive. The MP600 PRO XT is also compatible with the CORSAIR Hydro X Series XM2 Water Block (sold separately); enabling you to integrate your SSD in a custom cooling loop to achieve even lower temperatures and maximize performance.

Like all CORSAIR SSDs, the MP600 PRO XT is supported by free CORSAIR SSD Toolbox software. It enables convenient features such as secure erase and firmware updates directly from your desktop.

Corsair MP600 PRO XT Pricing and Availability

The CORSAIR MP600 PRO XT Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD is now available and comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $209.99 (1TB); $414.99 (2TB); and $1,024.99 (4TB). It is backed by a five-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network. For up-to-date pricing and availability, kindly check out the links below.

Corsair MP600 PRO XT is available on Newegg.com here
It is also available on Amazon.com – 1TB here, 2TB here, and 4TB here.

Corsair MP600 PRO XT Specifications

1TB2TB4TB
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280
Dimensions80mm x 23mm x 19mm80mm x 23mm x 19mm80mm x 23mm x 19mm
InterfacePCI-Express 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4PCI-Express 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4PCI-Express 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4
ControllerPhison PS5018-E18Phison PS5018-E18Phison PS5018-E18
NANDMicron 176-Layer 3D TLCMicron 176-Layer 3D TLCMicron 176-Layer 3D TLC
Sequential ReadUp to 7,100 MB/sUp to 7,100 MB/sUp to 7,100 MB/s
Sequential WriteUp to 5,800 MB/sUp to 6,800 MB/sUp to 6,800 MB/s
Random Read IOPSup to 900kup to 1Mup to 1M
Random Write IOPSup to 1.2Mup to 1.2Mup to 1.2M
Endurance700 TBW1,400 TBW3,000 TBW
MTBF1.6M Hours1.6M Hours1.6M Hours
WarrantyLimited 5-yearsLimited 5-yearsLimited 5-years

The specs of the MP600 PRO XT are almost similar to the other Gen4 NVMe SSD’s we have tested. It would be interesting to see how it fares against the other Phison E18-powered SSDs; like the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, AORUS Gen4 7000s, or MSI’s new Spatium M480 SSD.

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