Corsair Force MP500 NVMe SSD review

Posted 03 February 2017 20:31 CEST by Antonis Sapanidis

Reading Benchmarks

HD Tune


HD Tune Test – Sequential reading test

hd tune pro

The Corsair Force MP500 is the fastest drive that I have tested with HD Tune and this gives an idea of what we can expect.

ATTO disk benchmark

ATTO has become a standard tool for measuring the data throughput of HDDs and SSDs. It measures the reading and writing performance, using different file sizes and block sizes.


ATTO had no issues verifying the numbers that Corsair advertises for the Force MP500 SSD.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0

CrystalDiskMark is quite a handy benchmarking application, as it focuses on the file sizes that can cause problems for a system drive.


The result for the Corsair Force MP500 480GBB SSD is very good.

The two graphs below will give a more detailed view of how the Corsair Force MP500 SSD compares with other SSDs that I have tested.

CDM read

Here I present the graph for the read speed tests. You can compare the Corsair Force MP500 SSD's performance with other drives I have tested.

CDM write

Corsair promises up to 2800MB for the read speed, and up to 1500MB for the write speed and the numbers that I got in my tests were very close to that. So far everything is very impressive.

AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD benchmark is a benchmarking tool specifically designed to test SSDs. The application tests sequential reading and writing performance, 4K random reading and writing performance.

AS SSD benchmark also tests 4K threaded performance. This is very exciting, as this test is the first available test that I am aware of, that simulates how a PC operating system actually works. A modern PC and OS, such as Windows Vista/7 does not just run a single thread at a time, it runs many threads. The AS SSD benchmark "4K 64Thrd" tests run 64 threads simultaneously throughout the test. If this result is good, then you can be pretty sure the drive will perform extremely well as a system drive.

After the tests complete, AS SSD benchmark derives a total score for the drive being tested. This is based on all aspects of the test results, and gives an indication of how the drive is performing overall.

Now let’s look at the results for the Corsair Force MP500 480GB SSD in the form of a screenshot. All our other comparison drives’ results are presented in the form of a graph.

as ssd

as ssd

As you might expect the Corsair Force MP500 SSD is at the top of the chart and its overall performance is outstanding.

Let's head to the next page and run some tests using PCMark 8..... settings

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