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The number of NVMe drives on the market, based on the M.2 connection and breaking the limitations of the SATA 3 standard, continues to grow at a steady pace - and this is good news, naturally, for all those interested in connecting to the new and improved generation of the storage world. This time, the newcomer is Corsair, With its first family of drives that is not based on a SATA connection.
The company's new MP500 drives are based on Phison's new PS5007-E7 controller, which we also saw earlier On the Zotac Sonic drive (And expected to appear in the future in a few more agile models), and are characterized by a standard 2 millimeter M.80 format, with 120 gigabytes, 240 gigabytes and 480 gigabytes, with 15 chips Planar nanometer from a company Toshiba Each with an individual 128 gigabit capacity, and a maximum transfer speed of 3 / Gbps (!) In reading and 2.4 / GB per second in writing.
New face - with a problem
The MP500 drives include frontal error correction support, 256 bit AES encryption support, DevSLP support for minimal power consumption of less than 5 million watt when the drive is not in use and cache based DDR3 With a capacity of between 128 MB and 512 MB, depending on the model's volume. Add to this a declared random performance for 4 kilobytes of up to 250,000IOPS in reading and up to 210,000IOPS in writing (for both models with large volumes) - and you have a good picture of the reasons why such products are considered a new and important era in the drive marketSSD, Which is supposed to offer a significant and significant leap forward compared to theSSD The "classics" at 2.5 inches.
The new models of Corsair Will be offered with a three-year warranty and impressive defined durability for about 1.3 full daily drive erasures (DWPD) for each model, which probably ensures that no home consumer will be able to eliminate his drive within the warranty period - no matter how much load he puts on it.
Here, unfortunately, we come to the most problematic information for MP500 drives - the price. Corsair Will offer the new models at very expensive and highly recommended prices of 125 (!) For a 120 gigabyte model, 190 for the 240 GB model, which is the most cost-effective of the three, and 365 for the model -480 GB.
These are price levels of between $ 1.05 per gigabyte of storage and $ 0.76 per gigabyte of storage - which are 2 times and even 3 times higher than those of drives SSD And even more expensive than the announced EVO 960 and PRO 960 models סמסונג A few months ago. If the drives are indeed offered for sale at these price levels, and do not have substantially lower practical market prices - it will be very difficult to find consumers who think it is a worthy tin, and it is a pity, because the main goal of a larger product is to create more attractive competition and prices.