The MP600 PRO uses a hefty looking aluminium heatsink to aid cooling and its design means it’s easily detachable if you want to make use of a motherboard’s own M.2 cooling system if it has one fitted. To remove the heatsink is just a matter of releasing the four clips that hold the heatsink to the backing cradle.
The drive is built on an M.2 2280 dual-sided format. One side of the PCB holds the Phison PS5018-E18 8-channel controller along with four 256GB Micron 96-layer 3D TLC NAND packages and a SK hynix DDR4 DRAM cache IC. The other side of the board holds another DRAM chip and four more NAND packages.
Corsair’s SSD management utility is called SSD Toolbox and although it might not have all the bells and whistles and funky GUIs that some of its competitors have, it has all the tools you will most likely ever need. 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.