Corsair MP600 Pro 1 TB Review - PCIe 4.0 Powerhouse 42

Corsair MP600 Pro 1 TB Review - PCIe 4.0 Powerhouse



Corsair Logo

Corsair is a US-based peripherals and hardware company founded in 1994. It is now one of the leading manufacturers for gaming gear, with a portfolio spanning nearly every component you need: DRAM memory modules, flash SSDs, keyboards, mice, cases, cooling, and much more.

The Corsair MP600 Pro SSD is a high-end M.2 NVMe SSD that introduces support for the PCI-Express 4.0 interface. Internally, the MP600 Pro uses the new eight-channel Phison E18 controller paired with Intel 96-layer TLC flash. A Hynix DRAM chip provides 1 GB of storage for the mapping tables of the SSD.

The Corsair MP600 Pro comes in capacities of 1 TB ($225) and 2 TB ($435). Endurance for these models is set to 700 TBW and 1400 TBW respectively. There's also a watercooled MP600 Pro Hydro X, which uses a waterblock instead of the metal heatsink and costs $460. Corsair provides a five-year warranty for the MP600 Pro.

Specifications: Corsair MP600 Pro 1 TB SSD
Capacity:1000 GB (931 GB usable)
24 GB additional overprovisioning
Controller:Phison PS5018-E18
Flash:Micron 96-Layer 3D TLC
DRAM:1x 1 GB SKHynix DDR4-2666
Endurance:700 TBW
Form Factor:M.2 2280
Interface:PCIe Gen 4 x4, NVMe 1.3
Device ID:Corsair MP600 PRO
Warranty:5 years
Price at Time
of Review:
$225 / 23 cents per GB


Package Front
Package Back

The Drive

SSD Front
SSD Back

The drive uses the M.2 2280 form factor, which makes it 22 mm wide and 80 mm long.

SSD Interface Connector

While most other M.2 NVMe SSDs use the PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface, the Corsair MP600 Pro connects to the host system over a PCI-Express 4.0 x4 interface, which doubles the theoretical bandwidth.

SSD Teardown PCB Front
SSD Teardown PCB Back

On the PCB, you'll find the controller, four flash chips, and one DRAM chip.

The metal heatsink is preinstalled. A wraparound type of housing soaks up heat through thermal pads on the front and back.

Chip Component Analysis

SSD Controller

The Phison PS5018-E18 is Phison's new PCI-Express 4.0 controller with eight channels. It is produced on TSMC's 12 nanometer node and uses five Arm Cortex R5 CPU cores. The E18 supports NVMe 1.4, TLC, DDR4 memory, and up to 32 dies.

SSD Flash Chips

The four flash chips are Micron 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. Each chip has a capacity of 256 GB.


A Hynix DDR4-2666 chip provides 1 GB of fast DRAM storage for the controller to store the mapping tables.

Test Setup

Test System SSD 2021
Processor:AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.3 GHz
Zen 2, 16 MB Cache
Motherboard:ASUS Prime X570-Pro
Memory:Zadak Spark RGB, 16 GB DDR4
@ 3200 MHz 16-18-18-38
Graphics:EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO 6 GB
Case:DarkFlash DLX22
Operating System: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
Version 2004 (May 2020 Update)
Drivers:AMD Chipset:

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