Tuesday, June 5th 2018

Corsair Launches MP300 Budget M.2 NVMe 3D TLC NAND SSD Series

Corsair today launched a new series of SSDs under their brand. The MP300 carry a more budget affiliation, offering a high-speed NVMe solution (which Corsair says is up to three times faster than SATA) for relatively low prices. Like other budget NVMe solutions, the Corsair MP300 runs on a PCIe 2x bus, instead of the higher performance 4x (which carries higher cost for the controllers, hence, the price savings).

With that bus, Corsair is quoting up to 1600 MB/s read speeds, and up to 1040 MB/s writes, which are still more than enough for mainstream workloads. The usage of 3D TLC NAND also helps in the cost savings, naturally - and doesn't carry the same performance and longevity issues as it may have had in its inception. Corsair is selling these drives at 120, 240, 480 and 960 GB capacities, at €59.99, €94.99, €154.99, and €314.99 respectively.
Source: Corsair MP300 Product Page
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5 Comments on Corsair Launches MP300 Budget M.2 NVMe 3D TLC NAND SSD Series

#1
cucker tarlson
For the same price as the mp300 you can get this drive, although I reckon it's only available in some countries.

http://www.benchmark.pl/aktualnosci/goodram-irdm-ultimate-wydajne-dyski-ssd-pod-m2-cena-specyfikacja.html

this is basically the same as mp500, same mlc nand, same controller, same dram buffer, but comes with an adapter and a heatsink, 5 years of warranty and no tbw limit. Corsair is just milking customers to pay for the brand name.
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#2
dj-electric
For this hardware, i would expect the 480GB version to cost no more than 110 euros. SX8200 laughs at this for 130.
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#3
cucker tarlson
Budget nvme is stupid anyways. For just over 200 euros you can get a 1tb mx500, or better, a wd blue with SanDisk 3D 64-Layer TLC, same that they put on wd black 2018 or sandisk extreme pro.
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#4
Basard
cucker tarlson said:
Budget nvme is stupid anyways. For just over 200 euros you can get a 1tb mx500, or better, a wd blue with SanDisk 3D 64-Layer TLC, same that they put on wd black 2018 or sandisk extreme pro.
Budget NVMe is great. It make's all the things that you listed cheaper! And it makes all the good NVMe cheaper as well.

Also, for some people a budget NVMe or two will be far better than a good SATA drive.

I can say, finally, that I will never buy a HDD again. But then I have no need for massive amounts of storage, I've got a 250 gig ssd and a 250 gig HDD that just wont die. I could say that there's no need for anything else, but that's just me.

My next boot drive will probably be a budget NVMe.
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#5
Blueberries
93% of the cost of a 970 EVO for less than half the performance.
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