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Corsair Force MP600 1TB SSD Review

The drive comes in a fairly compact box with a clear image of the drive on the front. Under the image is a strip label with performance figures for Sequential and 4K performance as well as the drive's capacity. The rear of the box has multilingual information about the drive using a Gen4 interface.

The front of the M.2 2280 PCB is covered by the hefty aluminium heatsink, while the back is covered by the base of the cradle part of the heatsink.

The heatsink on the MP600 has been well designed so it can be easily detached so that the drive can make use of a motherboard's own M.2 cooling system if it has one fitted or if space is at a premium. To remove the heatsink is just a matter of releasing the four clips that hold the heatsink to the backing cradle.

The 1TB MP600 is built on a double-sided M.2 2280 format. One side holds the Phison PS5016-E16 controller, a SKhynix DDR4 DRAM cache IC and two Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 3D TLC NAND packages. The other side of the PCB holds another pair of NAND packages and a second DRAM chip.

Corsair’s SSD management utility is called SSD Toolbox. It provides drive information and S.M.A.R.T details and also supports firmware updates, secure wiping of the drive, drive optimisation and incorporates a disk cloning utility.

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