Corsair announces Force Series MP510 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

Crucial today announced the Corsair Force Series MP510 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. The MP510 delivers sequential read speeds up to 3,480MB/s, and sequential write speeds up to 3,000MB/s. Drives will be available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, and 1,920GB.

Corsair announces Force Series MP510 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

The Corsair MP510 series fit directly into motherboard or notebook thanks to its M.2 2280 form-factor. It utilizes the ultra high-speed NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 for speeds that exceed the SATA interface by far.

Corsair uses Toshiba 64-layer 3D TLC NAND combined with Phison’s E12 controller. Together they are able to achieve sequential reads of up to 3,480MB/s and sequential writes of up to 3,000MB/s. These performance numbers are for the 960GB drive which is the fastest of the entire lineup, even faster than the 1,920GB capacity drive.  The 960GB drive is also able to achieve random reads of up to 610,000 IOPS and 570,000 IOPS for random writes.

The Corsair MP510 series has thermal management to prevent the PCB from overheating.  Also, the MP510, along with the entire range of  MP500 SSDs, is also compatible with Corsair SSD Toolbox software, that offers drive controls such as secure erase and firmware updates.

The Force Series MP510 is backed by a five-year warranty.

The 240GB drive will cost around $65.99, the 480GB drive will be sold at around $124.99 and the 960GB will be available at around $235.99. Prices of the 1,920GB model haven’t been disclosed yet.