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Corsair MP600 Pro XT 2TB SSD Review

The PCMark 10 Full System Drive Benchmark uses a wide-ranging set of real-world traces from popular applications and common tasks to fully test the performance of the fastest modern drives. The benchmark is designed to measure the performance of fast system drives using the SATA bus at the low end and devices connected via PCI Express at the high end.

The goal of the benchmark is to show meaningful real-world performance differences between fast storage technologies such as SATA, NVMe, and Intel’s Optane. The Full System Drive Benchmark uses 23 traces, running 3 passes with each trace. It typically takes an hour to run.

Traces used:

Booting Windows 10.
Adobe Acrobat – starting the application until usable.
Adobe Illustrator – starting the application until usable Adobe Premiere Pro – starting the application until usable.
Adobe Photoshop – starting the application until usable.
Battlefield V – starting the game until the main menu.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 – starting the game until the main menu.
Overwatch – starting the game until main menu.
Using Adobe After Effects.
Using Microsoft Excel.
Using Adobe Illustrator.
Using Adobe InDesign.
Using Microsoft PowerPoint.
Using Adobe Photoshop (heavy use).
Using Adobe Photoshop (light use).
cp1 Copying 4 ISO image files, 20 GB in total, from a secondary drive to the target drive (write test).
cp2 Making a copy of the ISO files (read-write test).
cp3 Copying the ISO to a secondary drive (read test).
cps1Copying 339 JPEG files, 2.37 GB in total, to the target drive (write test).
cps2 Making a copy of the JPEG files (read-write test).
cps3 Copying the JPEG files to another drive (read test).

The Corsair MP600 Pro XT had no problem dealing with PCMark10’s Full System Drive benchmark and produced good performance figures for all the test traces. The 1004MB/s for the Heavy Use Adobe Photoshop trace is an excellent result while the 443MB/s for the Adobe After Effects trace is also very good. Also impressive was the 3,852MB/s for the cp1 write test, 3,723MB/s (cp3 read test) and 3,699MB/s for the cp2 read/write test.

The overall bandwidth figure of 481.62MB/s that the MP600 Pro XT produced is 66MB/s faster than the previous generation MP600 Pro drive. The MP600 Pro XT also has a reduced access time for the total benchmark run, 57μs (0.057ms) compared to 67μs (0.067ms) of the MP600 Pro.

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