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Corsair Force MP510 960GB Review

Rating: 9.0.

Saying that Corsair’s SSD department has been rather quiet since the launch of the Force MP500 is a bit of an understatement, but now they are back with a bang in the shape of the Force MP510, a powerful follow up to the MP500.

The Force MP510 product line is (at the time of writing) made up of three capacities; 240GB, 480GB and 960GB with a flagship 1,920GB coming very soon. The 240GB and 480GB drives are built on a single sided M.2 2280 format while the 960GB and 1,920GB models use both sides of the PCB to house components.

Whereas the MP500 used a combination of the first gen Phison E7 NVMe controller and 2D MLC NAND, the MP510 is a bang up to date using the latest Phison PS5012-E12 8-channel controller to look after Toshiba 64-layer BiCS3 3D TLC NAND.

Quoted Sequential performance figures for the 960GB drive are up to an impressive 3,480MB/s for reads and up to 3,000MB/ for writes. The 480GB and 1,920GB drives have the same read figure while the 240GB drive sees the figure drop to up to 3,100 MB/s. The Sequential write performance of the family peaks at the 960GB drive’s 3,000MB/s. The 1,920GB drive sees the write figure drop to 2,700MB/s while the 240GB and 480GB drives are rated at up to 1,050MB/s and 2,000MB/s respectively.

The official random read/write figures for the 980GB drive are equally as impressive, the drive rated at up to 610,000 IOPS for reads and up to 570,000 IOPS for writes. Again these are peak numbers for the family as the 1,920GB drive delivers up to 485,000 IOPS for reads and 530,000 IOPS for writes, while the 280GB drive is rated at 180,000 IOPS and 240,000 IOPS for read and writes respectively.  The 480GB model is rated at up to 360,000 IOPS for reads and 440,000 IOPS for writes.

The rated TBW endurance figure for the 960GB MP510 is 1,700 TBW and Corsair back the drive with a 5-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 960GB
NAND Components: Toshiba 64-layer 256Gb BiCS3 3D TLC NAND
NAND Controller: Phison PS5012-E12
Cache: SK hynix DDR4
Interface: NVMe 1.3 PCIe Gen3.1 x4
Form Factor: M.2 2280
Dimensions: 80 x 20 x 3mm

Firmware Version: ECFM11.0

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