New entrants to the company's MP600 family boast the ability to reach transfer speeds of up to 7,100 megabytes per second
First commercial uses of the PCI-Express 5.0 standard are closer than ever thanks to Intel, and this sounds like a good opportunity to feel the full potential of everything that the modern PCI-Express 4.0 standard can provide us, at least in the world of storage - the manufacturersSSD Launches more and more high-performance NVMe drives that also make Sony's requirements for expanding storage on PlayStation 5 consoles look like a joke, andCorsair She is the one joining the celebration now with a fourth model in her MP600 series that has been with us since the end of 2019.
The new MP600 Pro XT drives are designed to be the pinnacle of performance and capabilities under PCI-Express 4.0, with providing significant improvements over the MP600 Pro drives launched earlier this year and considered to be quite advanced in their own right. The XT models continue to use the popular Phison E18 controller, but this time in combination with Micron's most advanced TLC NAND chips that contain 176 layers of structures inside them (compared to TLC NAND chips with 96 layers of structures in the standard Pro models), And a fairly generous volume of cache memory DDR4 Dedicated made by SK Hynix.
Together these characteristics allow toCorsair Declare continuous read performance of up to 7,100 MB per second, continuous write performance of up to 6,800 MB per second and maximum random performance of 1,000,000IOPS and 1,200,000 IOPS for read and write, respectively, plus support for 256-bit AES encryption for drive information and warranty Of five years with a large writing volume of about 40 percent of the daily drive volume.
The MP600 Pro XT drives will be the most advanced in the family, but not necessarily more expensive than the MP600 Pro models were in their early days in stores - with a starting starting price of $ 200 (excluding tax) for a single terabyte model, through pricing of 400 $ 2 terabyte to a staggering $ 990 for a senior 4 terabyte model, all offering the same body Cooling Made of aluminum with a rather unique design.
The launch prices of the Corsair MP600 Pro drives were slightly more expensive than those of the new XT models, it is worth noting, and this is an improvement in performance for better prices - but it cannot be ignored that PCI-Express 4.0 drives are still expensive In many cases twice as many advanced NVMe drives as the PCI-Express 2 standard, despite the use of components NAND And DRAM are very similar or even identical, so we will continue to yearn for a significant and sharper drop in prices in the coming months, alongside the welcome addition to the theoretical performance that modern models have.