Corsair MP700 PRO PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSD Now Available, Up to 12,400MB/s Speeds

The PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSD bandwagon is seeing more companies joining. We recently reviewed Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen5 12000; unfortunately, it fell short of 12,000MB/s as it was only the 1TB capacity with a slightly slower speed than the 2TB capacity. Corsair has now announced its latest MP700 PRO PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSD, boasting speeds of up to 12,400MB/s. Their specifications appear very similar on paper, and the components used inside likely are the same: a Phison PS5026-E26 controller and Micron’s 232-layer TLC NAND flash chips. Corsair’s MP700 PRO is available in three variants: SSD only, SSD with a water block, and SSD with a heatsink featuring a mini fan for an active cooling solution. While I’m still awaiting our MP700 PRO, I hope its fan doesn’t turn out to be as whiny or loud as the one in ADATA’s Legend 970. More details are provided below.

UPDATE: Check out our Corsair MP700 Pro 2TB SSD review and find out how this Gen5 SSD performs.

Corsair MP700 PRO with Air Cooler Installed Side View

Corsair launches MP700 PRO PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 SSDs Offering Phenomenal PCIe Gen5 SSD Performance

Corsair has unveiled the MP700 PRO, their latest and fastest PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSD. With capacities reaching up to 4TB and three cooling options, the MP700 PRO marks a new benchmark in next-gen storage. Boasting impressive sequential read and write speeds of 12,400MB/sec and 11,800MB/sec, respectively, it stands out as a notable upgrade, delivering up to 75% faster performance than PCIe 4.0 SSDs.

Corsair MP700 PRO with Air Cooler Installed

In addition to its impressive sequential throughput, the MP700 PRO excels in random read and write performance, reaching up to 1.5 million read and 1.6 million write input/output operations per second (IOPS). This sets it apart from other PCIe Gen 4 drives. The MP700 PRO is backward compatible with PCIe 4.0 motherboards, ensuring a lasting upgrade for years. With native support for Microsoft® DirectStorage, you can maximize performance in the latest games, and tasks like file copying in Windows and application loading feel exceptionally fast.

Corsair MP700 PRO Gen5 SSD

The MP700 PRO is designed in the industry-standard M.2 2280 form factor, making it easily installable on desktop motherboards for broad compatibility. The MP700 PRO benefits from additional cooling, often provided by the integrated M.2 cooling on the user’s motherboard to achieve its best performance. For those seeking advanced cooling options, the MP700 PRO has a stylish, fully-assembled Air Cooler, guaranteeing optimal performance by keeping the drive cool during operation.

Corsair MP700 PRO Hydro X Series Gen5 SSD

The MP700 PRO Hydro X Series version has a pre-assembled water block seamlessly integrating into your custom cooling loop. This ensures top-notch cooling and performance, minimizing throughput throttling. The water block is compatible with standard 1/4″ fittings, adhering to the high standards associated with Corsair custom cooling hardware.

Like all Corsair SSDs, the MP700 PRO comes with the free Corsair SSD Toolbox software, offering useful features like secure erase and firmware updates directly from your desktop. Backed by a five-year warranty for added peace of mind regarding the durability and speed of your storage, the MP700 utilizes PCIe Gen5 technology, setting a new benchmark for M.2 performance.

Pricing and Availability

The 1TB and 2TB Corsair MP700 PRO PCIe Gen5 x4 NVMe M.2 SSDs are now available through the Corsair webstore and its global network of authorized retailers and distributors. The 4TB MP700 PRO is expected to be available later this winter.

Backed by a five-year warranty, the MP700 PRO is supported by Corsair’s global customer service and technical support network. SSD prices fluctuate or change; you can check the latest pricing and availability below.

Where to buy: (#ad)
1TB Corsair MP700 PRO is available on Amazon here.
2TBCorsair MP700 PRO is available on Amazon here.
1TB Corsair MP700 PRO with Air Cooler is available on Amazon here.
2TB Corsair MP700 PRO with Air Cooler is available on Amazon here.
2TB Corsair MP700 PRO Hydro X Series is available on Amazon here.

Corsair MP700 PRO Gen5 SSD Specifications

Part NumberCSSD-Fl000GBMP700PNH
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280
InterfaceNVMe PCle Gen5 x4NVMe PCle Gen5 x4
ControllerPhison PS5026-E26Phison PS5026-E26
DRAM Cache Size2096MB4096MB
NAND Cache SizeDynamic SLCDynamic SLC
Sequential Read (CDM)Up to 11700MB/sUp to 12400MB/s
Sequential Write (CDM)Up to 9600MB/sUp to 11800MB/s
4KB Random ReadUp to 1400K IOPSUp to 1500K IOPS
4KB Random WriteUp to 1500K IOPSUp to 1600K IOPS
EncryptionAES 256-bitAES 256-bit
Trim SupportSupportedSupported
S.M.A.R.T SupportSupportedSupported
Garbage CollectionSupportedSupported
TBW Rating7001400
Dev Slp powerPS4 < 85mWPS4 < 85mW
Average Active Read11.0W11.5W
Average Active Write11.0W11.5W
Operating Temperature0° C~70° C0° C~70° C
Storage Temperature-40° C~85° C-40° C~85° C
Operating Humidity90% RH (40° C)90% RH (40° C)
Storage Humidity93% RH (40° C)93% RH (40° C)
Shock1500 G1500 G
Dimensions22mm x 80mm x 3mm (SSD)
24mm x 80mm x 20mm (SSD+fan)
22mm x 80mm x 3mm (SSD)
24mm x 80mm x 20mm (SSD+fan)
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