The latest drive to join Corsair’s line-up of M.2 SSDs is the MP400, which thanks to its use of 96-layer 3D QLC technology, comes in some very useful capacities. Here we review the 2TB model, priced at £240.
The MP400 range is made up of some very useful capacities thanks to using 3D QLC NAND; 1TB, 2TB and 4TB, while a mammoth flagship 8TB drive due to arrive very soon. Looking after the NAND is the E12S version of Phison’s very popular PS5012 8-channel controller.
The official Sequential read performance figure of 3,480MB/s covers all four drives in the range. Sequential write figures are up to 1,880MB/s for the 1TB drive and up to 3,000MB/s for the 2TB, 4TB and 8TB drives.
Random 4K read performance is quoted as up to 190,000 IOPS for the 1TB drive, up to 380,000 IOPS for the 2TD drive while the 4TB and 8TB drives share the same up to 610,000 IOPS rating. When it comes to 4K random write ratings, the 2TB drive comes in at up to 560,000 IOPS, the 1TB drive up to 470,000 IOPS while once again the largest two drives share the same 710,000 IOPS figure.
Corsair quote an average active power consumption figure of 5.5W for the 2TB drive. Power figures for the other drives in the range are; 4W for the 1TB model, 6.5W for the 4TB and 8TB drives.
The 2TB version of the MP400 has an endurance rating of 400TBW and Corsair back the range with a 5-year warranty.
- Usable Capacities: 2TB.
- NAND Components: 3D QLC NAND.
- NAND Controller: Phison PS5012-E12S.
- Cache: Nanya DDR3-1866.
- Interface: PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3.
- Form Factor: M.2 2280.
- Dimensions: 80 x 23 x 15mm.
- Drive Weight: 34g.
Firmware Version: ECFM53.0