The American company is expanding its PCI-Express 4.0 generation offering with a discounted model - and a particularly sophisticated model that will also be available with an interesting bracket for systems Cooling water
Almost every self-respecting storage company already has PCI-Express 4.0 drives for the home market (Micron, it's your time to catch up) - and now Corsair can boast that it has the majority with the addition of a pair of products to its Force MP600 family, Which began its journey under the modern standard more than a year and a half ago.
The Force MP600 Core is a series of M.2 drives that will be based on the same popular Phison E16 controller that we also saw in the original Force MP600 models, although this time used alongside NAND memories in a 96-layer QLC-made micron configuration instead of Toshiba / Kioxia TLC chips - which should help Reducing the price to consumers while maintaining a maximum level of performance that cannot be achieved with simpler NVMe controllers based on controllers SSD Who supportPCI-Express 3.0 only.
Corsair will offer the new models in one terabyte volumes as a base, 2 terabytes and 4 terabytes, with 2 gigabyte or XNUMX gigabytes of built-in dynamic memory and body Cooling A metallic shade of silver that will help differentiate them from the first MP600 models with Cooling In Black. The maximum continuous performance that can be obtained will be 4,950 megabytes per second in read and 4,750 megabytes in writing, plus random performance for 4 kilobytes of up to 630,000IOPS in reading and up to 580,000IOPS in writing under the best conditions (note that the base model The terabyte volume offers a significant reduction compared to the two increased volumes) - all as part of a five-year warranty with a relatively modest writing volume of 10 percent of the volume of each model on a daily basis during this period.
The official recommended price tag of Corsair For the MP600 models Core Designed to be available in stores immediately starts at $ 155 for one terabyte, continues at $ 310 for 2 terabytes and ends at $ 645 for 4 terabytes - no small discount compared to recommended prices of $ 190 per terabyte -Byte and $ 375 for 2 terabytes of volume in the original Force MP600, although the main potential is inherent in a gradual drop below the official recommended threshold. If we look at the MP600 Core The basic one-byte volume is available for purchase at $ 120 or $ 130 sometime soon - this could be an interesting competition for drives NVMe Common in the PCIe 3.0 generation with the same volume, where the heat sink included in the package and price will be a nice and important bonus.
The real highlight is the Force MP600 Pro models, which will adopt Phison's latest E18 controller to unleash the full potential of the M.2 interface in the PCI-Express 4.0 generation - with Cooling Passive metallic air is known or with the help Cooling Complete systemic water in a closed circuit.
The MP600 Pro will be based on Memories BiCS4 in a TLC configuration from Toshiba / Kioxia, with a five-year warranty with a write volume of 40 percent of the drive volume every day - and can reach continuous transfer speeds of 7,000 megabytes per second in reading and 6,550 megabytes per second in writing, combined with 4 kg performance Random bytes of up to 800,000IOPS in read and up to 700,000IOPS in writing which puts this model very close to the forefront of the home storage world.
The Force MP600 Pro models are also expected to be available for purchase in the immediate term, with high recommended prices that match the advanced performance - $ 225 for a single terabyte drive with Cooling Standard passive air (which is almost identical to the standard MP600 and will require consumers to look for the Pro printed small print on the front) and $ 435 for a 2TB model with Cooling Air, when consumers have Cooling Systemic water or system components that include one will be able to choose the MP600 PRO Hydro X version with a suitable bracket at a price tag of $ 460 for a 2 terabyte volume.
Those who go for a version with air cooling and regret it will be able to make a manual repair in retrospect - Corsair Will also offer the block Cooling The unique XM2 water separately priced at $ 40 for those interested.
The source on the left - and the latest upgrade on the right
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