Transfer speeds up to 3 times from SATA drives at a starting price of 50 USD
Prices of drives SSD Quickly in the M.2 interface,NVMe Enabling them to take full advantage of thePCI-Express To which they are connected, continue to steadily decline to our delight - and today their purchase may already be a reasonable consideration for almost any consumer, even compared to the old and familiar SATA drives.
Supply is probably the key word here, and the more manufacturers we see offering NVMe drives at a particularly competitive price - the more common these prices could become. This is where a company comes into the picture Corsair, Which joins the race with its new MP300 models.
The MP300 drives will be based on memories NAND XNUMXD in TLC configuration, of course, and on the controllerPhison The popular E8 that supports artery PCI-Express 3.0 × 2 (half the maximum of a modern M.2 interface) - with volumes between 120 GB and 960 GB in a printed circuit with a standard standard length of 80 millimeters, and with conductive thermal stickers that are supposed to maintain cool temperatures In action and prevent relative loss of performance called overheating.
The fresh drives are capable of delivering continuous transfer speeds of up to 1,600 megabytes in reading and up to 1,080 megabytes in writing (with a "drop" to 920 megabytes per second in the 240 GB model and only 460 megabytes per second in the model 120 GB due to the use of partial quantity on available channels, it should be noted), along with a maximum random performance of 240,000IOPS in reading and 210,000 IOPS in writing - all under a five-year warranty, which is quite surprising for the budget category that usually includes products with Two or three years warranty.
Prices are the main story in MP300, as stated,Corsair Declare outstanding recommended prices for a charge of $ 50 for a 120 GB base drive (note that the random performance in this version is also significantly lower than that of the other volumes), $ 80 for a 240 GB volume, $ 150 for a 480 drive Gigabytes that make it the most affordable in the family and a $ 320 dessert for its largest and most agile drive with a capacity of 960 gigabytes. Availability in stores is expected to occur in the coming weeks, and we can only hope that the practical prices will be similar to those recommended on paper by the manufacturer - and maybe even lower, who knows.