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Corsair MP600 GS 2TB SSD Review

Rating: 7.5.

Corsair has quite a few drives in its popular MP600 range, and now another one has joined the clan – the MP600 GS. Designed to balance performance and endurance at a competitive price point, the MP600 GS uses 176-layer NAND and a 4-channel controller.

At the time of writing the MP600 GS product line consists of three drives; a 500GB entry model, 1TB and the flagship 2TB, the drive we are reviewing here. At the heart of the MP600 GS is a Phison PS5021-E21T controller. A DRAM-less design, the PS5021-E21T uses four channels to support the 176-layer 3D TLC NAND that the drive uses.

Performance wise Corsair rate the Sequential read performance for the MP600 GS as up to 4,800MB/s (tested with CrystalDiskMark) for all three drives. The 2TB drive has the fastest Sequential write speed at up to 4,500MB/s while the 500GB and 1TB models are rated up to 3,500MB/s and 3,900MB/s respectively.

When it comes to random 4K performance, the 2TB drive is rated at up to 530K IOPS for reads and up to 1000K IOPS for writes (both at QD32). The 500GB drive has official read/write figures of up to 450K IOPS and 700K IOPS respectively. The 1TB drive has the fastest random read speed of the family at up to 580K IOPS with writes rated at up to 800K IOPS.

Power consumption for the 2TB drive is listed as 5.3W Average (the 500GB drive is 4.1W average and the 1TB version, is 4.3W average).

Corsair gives an endurance rating for the 2TB drive of 1200TBW and backs the drive with a 5-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:

  • Usable Capacities: 2TB.
  • NAND Components: Micron B47R 176-layer 3D TLC NAND.
  • NAND Controller: Phison PS5021-E21.
  • Cache: none.
  • Interface: PCIe Gen4 x4, NVMe 1.4.
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280.
  • Dimensions: 22 x 80 x 3mm.
  • Drive Weight: 34g.

Firmware Version: ELFMB0.6

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