Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD Review
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Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD Review

The Corsair MP600 Pro XT is a an excellent product from Corsair and is one of the fastest PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD drives we’ve tested.

The Corsair MP600 Pro XT is an upgraded version of the MP600. It provides extreme storage performance, using Gen4 PCIe technology to achieve unbelievably fast sequential read and write speeds and is aimed at gamers, enthusiasts and high-power users. It comes in a M.2 2280 form factor with Gen 4×4 NVMe PCIe interface, based on 3D NAND TLC chips and a Phison E18 controller.

There are three different versions available in different storage capacities of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB and comes with a hefty heat sink and weighs 9.7 grams. There is also a MP600 Pro XT Hydro version with support for liquid-cooling.

Our review model is the 1TB version. Corsair claims sequential read speeds that can reach upto 7,100 Mbps and sequential write speeds of 5,800 Mbps on this model. The SSD is rated for an MTTF (Meant time to failure) of 1,700,000 hours, with operating temperatures of 0 to 70 degrees Celsius and is backed by a 5-year warranty.

A big thank you to Corsair for sending us this review unit.

Highlights

  • PCIe Gen 4×4 NVMe performance
  • Heat spreader
  • High capacities of up to 4TB
  • Liquid cooling option

Specifications

Capacity1TB, 2TB, 4TB
Form FactorM.2 2280
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 70°C
ControllerPhison E18
InterfacePCIe 4.0 NVMe
Sequential read/writeUp to 7,100MB/s read Up to 5,800MB/s write
Random 4K readUp to 900K IOPS read Up to 1.2M IOPS write
Endurance700TBW
MBTF1,600,000 Hours
EncryptionAES 256-bit Encryption
Weight66g
Dimensions80mm x 23mm x 19mm
Warranty5 years

Unboxing

The packaging comes in a newly designed stylish yellow-black packaging with photos and specifications on the sides. The box is durable and the MP600 Pro XT is well protected inside a foam container to keep the drive safe during shipping. Inside the box, we find the SSD and the QuickStart guide.

Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD Review
Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD Review

The SSD comes in the M.2 2280 form factor, 80mm x 23mm x 19mm in size and weighs about 66 grams. As the heatsink is quite hefty, the MP600 Pro XT is only compatible with gaming PC’s.

Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD Review
Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD Review

The Corsair MP600 Pro XT comes in the M.2 format and connects over a PCI-Express 4 x4 interface. This format is approximately twice as faster than PCIe 3.0 and is capable of both high speed read and transfer rates, as well as faster access times.

Performance

Our review unit is the 1TB version. The NVMe SSD comes in a 2280 format, consisting of 176-layer NAND Micron 3D TLC memory, a Phison PS5018-D controller, and 1GB of DRAM memory for every 1TB of storage serving as a cache.

For the performance tests we have used the following hardware. On paper, performance should be 7,100MB/s in sequential reading and 5,800MB MB/s in writing, along with 1,200,000 IOPS.

Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD Review
Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD Review

The Corsair MP600 Pro XT is also backward compatible with PCIe Gen 3 but will only operate at Gen 3 speeds.

After formatting the drive, we are left with 931GB of free space. During tests, the Corsair MP600 Pro XT performed extremely well. Transferring and reading files, booting the system and loading games is amazingly quick with this SSD.

In our Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers test, a benchmark that simulates game load time, the Corsair MP600 Pro XT came out with an impressive load time of 10 seconds.

When copying files during everyday use, the speeds are in the range of 6,200-6,800 MB/s, depending on the size of files. In CrystalDiskMark, the MP600 Pro XT scored 7,254 MB/s and 6,831 MB/s in sequential reading and writing. In ATTO Disk we see rates above 6.9GB/s in reading and 6.4GB/s in writing.

Software

The Corsair SSD Toolbox can help with secure erase, monitoring temperature, drive health, status, disk usage, total read and writes and also updating the firmware as and when they are released. The utility also allows optimizing the drive.

Conclusion

The MP600 Pro XT is a an excellent product from Corsair. It is one of the fastest PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD drives we’ve tested and is optimized to improve gaming, streaming and capturing experiences with ease and give your system an overall boost in responsiveness. Temperatures were always under 60-65C, thanks to the hefty heatsink.

The new MP600 Pro XT is currently available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty.

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Corsair MP600 Pro XT

he MP600 Pro XT is a an excellent product from Corsair. It is is one of the fastest PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD drives we’ve tested and is optimized to improve gaming, streaming and capturing experiences with ease and give your system an overall boost in responsiveness.

THE GOOD
  • Excellent performance and cooling
  • AES 256-bit encryption
  • Up to 4TB-class drive options
  • 5-year warranty
THE BAD
  • Higher capacity variants are expensive
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