New Corsair MP600 SSD Primed to Hit 4,950 MB/Sec

Corsair has recently shown off its new Corsair Force Series MP600 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD. Building on its already formidable MP500, the new drive is one of the world’s first PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs compatible with the newly released AMD X570 chipset.

Thanks to the PCIe 4.0 ready AMD X570 chipset, Corsair claims that the MP600 is able to reach speeds of up 4,950 MB/sec sequential read – ten times the performance of many SATA SSDs, and fifty times faster than some hard disk drives. The previous iteration of this drive, the MP510, was able to achieve speeds of 3,480 MB/sec sequential read.

The MP600’s performance stems from the hugely increased bandwidth of PCIe 4.0, a feature that will be made available to customers for the first time as part of the AMD X570 chipset and 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors. Its high-density 3D TLC NAND combine with a Phison PS5016-E16 controller to enable a new level of single-drive SSD performance.

Corsair also announced wide-ranging compatibility across its full lineup of products for both the new AMD X570 chipset and the upcoming range of 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors. From high-efficiency power supplies, performance all-in-one liquid CPU coolers and enthusiast cases to high-speed SSDs and performance DDR4 memory, Corsair has ensured that users will get the most from AMD’s exciting new platform and range of processors.

“AMD is making huge strides in bringing new, high-performance features to the PC enthusiast market, and we’re delighted to be able to partner with them in doing so,” said Andy Paul, Founder and CEO of Corsair. “With the MP600, AMD X570 motherboard owners will be able to experience the benefits of PCIe 4.0 immediately, with the fastest Corsair SSD yet at the center of their system.”

“Corsair has long been a key AMD partner, supporting AMD processers and boards with its wide-range of performance DDR memory and PC components” said Chris Kilburn, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Channel, AMD. “The MP600 is the ideal continuation of that partnership, bringing amazing new high-performance storage to platforms built on our revolutionary new PCIe 4.0 ready AMD X570 chipset.”