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Corsair Launches the MP600 PRO NH NVMe SSD With 8 TB Option, MP600 GS Budget Models

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Corsair has quietly launched two new SSD SKUs, the MP600 PRO NH and the MP600 GS. Although the model names seem similar, the two models couldn't be more different. Both are PCIe 4.0 x4 drives and in both cases controllers from Phison are used, but beyond both using a black PCB, the common features end here. The MP600 PRO NH is based around the Phison E18 and delivers sequential read speeds of up to 7000 MB/s, with the write speeds peaking at 6500 MB/s, depending on the storage capacity and this is where things get really interesting. Corsair is offering the MP600 PRO NH in capacities of up to 8 TB, but the SKU with the overall best performance is the 4 TB SKU. Random write performance is said to be up to 1.2 million IOPS, with random read performance topping out around 1 million IOPS. For some reason Corsair is offering a 500 GB SKU as well, but it offers fairly poor performance compared to its larger siblings. All drives use 3 TLC NAND, so we're not looking at QLC drives here.

The MP600 GS on the other hand is based on the Phison E21T, which is a DRAM-less controller that targets the more affordable drive segment. Here we're looking at only two SKUs, 500 GB or 1 TB, with the 1 TB drive offering sequential read speeds of up to 4800 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 3900 MB/s. The random read speed hits 580k IOPS with the random write speeds reaching 800k IOPS. This drive is also using 3D TLC NAND. The MP600 GS costs US$57.99 for the 500 GB SKU and US$92.99 for the 1 TB SKU. The MP600 PRO NH starts at US$72.99 for the 500 GB SKU, followed by US$112.99 for 1 TB, US$212.99 for 2 TB, US$529.99 for 4 TB and finally a rather steep US$1,074.99 for the 8 TB SKU. Both models come with a five year warranty.



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Given there are 4TB nvme drives from Seagate, WD, costing 500$ and Sabrent selling their 8TB nvme drive for mere 1500$. That pricing for 8tb drive looks quite reasonable.
 
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"a rather steep US$1,074.99 for the 8 TB SKU"

That's a fantastic price. Up to this point, the only makers of an 8TB TLC drive were sabarent, and they charge $1500 for it. We finally get competition!
 
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"a rather steep US$1,074.99 for the 8 TB SKU"

That's a fantastic price. Up to this point, the only makers of an 8TB TLC drive were sabarent, and they charge $1500 for it. We finally get competition!
Corsair also sells the MP600 Pro XT which has an 8tb option (the LPX which is the same thing but with a low profile heatsink only goes up to 4tb)
I don't see what is different about this new model other than not including a heatsink

As far as I can tell they use the same controller and it seems the same memory chips? It seems the advertised peak speeds for this new model are also lower, maybe because it doesn't come with a heatsink
 
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Corsair also sells the MP600 Pro XT which has an 8tb option (the LPX which is the same thing but with a low profile heatsink only goes up to 4tb)
I don't see what is different about this new model other than not including a heatsink

As far as I can tell they use the same controller and it seems the same memory chips? It seems the advertised peak speeds for this new model are also lower, maybe because it doesn't come with a heatsink
At launch back in September the 8TB MP600 pro XT didnt have a price, and its still not in stock, anywhere really.
 
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$1000 is too much for 8TB of storage regardless of the brand. This is the reverse logic of HDD and we need it to stop. There is no reason that the price should be so linear. In all of those drives from 500 to 8 TB they use the same controller.

At launch back in September the 8TB MP600 pro XT didnt have a price, and its still not in stock, anywhere really.
They have it in Newegg.
 
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At launch back in September the 8TB MP600 pro XT didnt have a price, and its still not in stock, anywhere really.
I have seen it in stock a few times on corsair's own store page but yeah, it usually doesn't stay in stock for long. This new model only has the 4tb version in stock currently too so I doubt it'll have any better availability
 
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$1000 is too much for 8TB of storage regardless of the brand. This is the reverse logic of HDD and we need it to stop. There is no reason that the price should be so linear. In all of those drives from 500 to 8 TB they use the same controller.


They have it in Newegg.

They only have the 1tb, 2tb, and 4tb models. No 8TB.

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There is no reason that the price should be so linear. In all of those drives from 500 to 8 TB they use the same controller.
Since when does the controller make up a significant part of an SSD price? It's pretty much all NAND cost.
 
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So a $500 premium for a heatsink?

Given there are 4TB nvme drives from Seagate, WD, costing 500$ and Sabrent selling their 8TB nvme drive for mere 1500$. That pricing for 8tb drive looks quite reasonable.
If almost $1100 is reasonable for you, then I guess you have a lot more money to spend on this kind of a thing than most people.
Is it a crazy asking price? No, but I didn't write that either.
 
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Corsair also sells the MP600 Pro XT which has an 8tb option (the LPX which is the same thing but with a low profile heatsink only goes up to 4tb)
I don't see what is different about this new model other than not including a heatsink

As far as I can tell they use the same controller and it seems the same memory chips? It seems the advertised peak speeds for this new model are also lower, maybe because it doesn't come with a heatsink
Maybe the 'NH' in the naming stands for 'No Heatsink'.. Other than that, I also fail to see what is different between this Pro NH and the Pro XT..
 
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Maybe the 'NH' in the naming stands for 'No Heatsink'.. Other than that, I also fail to see what is different between this Pro NH and the Pro XT..
Makes sense, I didn't even reflect on the fact that the Pro XT didn't have a heatsink-less version.
 
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If almost $1100 is reasonable for you, then I guess you have a lot more money to spend on this kind of a thing than most people.
Is it a crazy asking price? No, but I didn't write that either.
I personally dont have that kind of money, but compared to other option on market it does look like better value proposition(for those with deep pocket or who can justify buying that drive).
 
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So a $500 premium for a heatsink?


If almost $1100 is reasonable for you, then I guess you have a lot more money to spend on this kind of a thing than most people.
Is it a crazy asking price? No, but I didn't write that either.
Well that is in Canadian dollars so call it $220
 
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So many models Corsair!!!

MP600 Gen 1 version with E16 controller
MP600 LPX PS5 version E18 I believe
MP600 Pro XT Gen 2 with E18 controller
MP600 Core Gen 2 with E16 controller
MP600 Pro Gen 2 with E18 controller

Now MP600 NH and GS
 
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So many models Corsair!!!

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MP600 Pro XT Gen 2 with E18 controller
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MP600 Pro Gen 2 with E18 controller

Now MP600 NH and GS
Yep nothing but confusion for the average consumer. I see they are doing the exact thing they do with RAM.
 
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Yep nothing but confusion for the average consumer. I see they are doing the exact thing they do with RAM.
And we may see a Direct X storage firmware enhanced version become another model.
 
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"a rather steep US$1,074.99 for the 8 TB SKU"

That's a fantastic price. Up to this point, the only makers of an 8TB TLC drive were sabarent, and they charge $1500 for it. We finally get competition!

You can get the Inland performance plus 8TB TLC drive (which is pretty good in it's review) for $1,000 USD if you can find it in stock, otherwise scalped on Amazon for $1,200. There's also the Corsair MP600 Pro XT for $1,180. There is an 8TB version on Amazon.; TBH not really sure it's worth the extra money over a SATA drive unless you absolutely need the speed. Otherwise you can get a 7.68TB enterprise SSD for $450 with 7 PBW or $550 with 9 PBW.

The high capacity consumer SSD market is pretty disappointing TBH as there is a real lack of options. Hopefully that will change with the new higher layer count NAND coming out but historically SSD pricing has not fallen nearly as fast as people anticipated.
 
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And we may see a Direct X storage firmware enhanced version become another model.
Though I had hope that Microsoft would lead Direct Storage it seems that they have not been able to overcome whatever technical hurdles because last I heard they were making it a DX12 feature or some such.

You can get the Inland performance plus 8TB TLC drive (which is pretty good in it's review) for $1,000 USD if you can find it in stock, otherwise scalped on Amazon for $1,200. There's also the Corsair MP600 Pro XT for $1,180. There is an 8TB version on Amazon.; TBH not really sure it's worth the extra money over a SATA drive unless you absolutely need the speed. Otherwise you can get a 7.68TB enterprise SSD for $450 with 7 PBW or $550 with 9 PBW.

The high capacity consumer SSD market is pretty disappointing TBH as there is a real lack of options. Hopefully that will change with the new higher layer count NAND coming out but historically SSD pricing has not fallen nearly as fast as people anticipated.
You mean like the Micron 5210? I struggle to find any 8 TB SSD in Canada for the prices you are quoting. There was too much foolish negative sentiment about QLC and that allowed for no one to really invest in it. The hope we have will be companies like Kingston that can or will be forced to give us that like a NV1 8TB for $499.
Since when does the controller make up a significant part of an SSD price? It's pretty much all NAND cost.
You pay a huge difference depending on the controller. Let's look at add on cards like the Asus M2 adapter that has 4 NVME ports and is wired as full x16. It will work with both 3.0 and 4.0. It will cost you about $80-100 but has no controller. You could also buy the WDAN1500 which is also an add on card that comes populated with 1 to 4 TB of storage and wired at x8. Right now the 1 TB is on sale for $299 Canadian. Before you say I am supporting your argument the 4 TB is $1350 but the key is the controller as it has a Marvell controller on the card. That means that if I bought the 1 TB I could get 2 Kingston NV1 for about $349 and have a 4 TB drive for less than 1/2 the cost of the 4TB from WD. Just look on Amazon for any add on cards that have a controller and you will see the controller makes a huge difference in price. The 1st and 2nd Gen of PCIe 4.0 is separated by the controller and hence price as that dertermines whether you get 5500 or 7000 MB/s.
 
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You mean like the Micron 5210? I struggle to find any 8 TB SSD in Canada for the prices you are quoting. There was too much foolish negative sentiment about QLC and that allowed for no one to really invest in it. The hope we have will be companies like Kingston that can or will be forced to give us that like a NV1 8TB for $499.

No, the 5210 is way too expensive (it also does not have as high a TBW rating as TLC drives). Micron 5200 Eco is where the best value is where I live (US). On eBay you are going to pay $650 for them new but there are other marketplaces where you can get them for $500 - 550. Often you can find them cheaper if you are willing to get a drive that was just put into commission but not really used. Drivers with 100 TB written at $450 is a steal given that's less than 1% of the drive's total life.
 
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"a rather steep US$1,074.99 for the 8 TB SKU"

That's a fantastic price. Up to this point, the only makers of an 8TB TLC drive were sabarent, and they charge $1500 for it. We finally get competition!
For a single 8TB drive it's decent............only because there isn't really anything else.

For 8TB worth of SSD storage it stinks.

When one can buy eight individual 1TB drives for less than $650 with 8 boxes, and 8 mem chips 8 pcbs and 8 ssd controllers and 8 warranties for less money than a single 8TB drive, I'd be more inclined to buy eight 1TB drives just so they have to sell me 8 ram chips, 8 pcbs, 8 ssd controllers, # amount of nand chips etc.

It seems they are making us pay for capacity and for speed, which is bs, since a regular 7200rpm drive you pay for capacity only since performance is relatively equal between a 4TB and 8TB 7200 hdd.

My thoughts - hey AMD/Intel add more pcie lanes, I'd say about 64 should be good please/thanks. And mobo makers slap 8 m.2 slots on motherboards :)
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