Review: Corsair Force MP500
Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis
Provided by: Corsair
Model: Corsair Force MP500 480GB NVMe SSD
Firmware version: E7FM02.1
Corsair is a name that managed to surprised me positively even back when I purchased my first SSD, and if my memory serves me well it was a Nova 64GB SSD, which back then was a life changing experience. Nowadays SSDs have reached a point where they’re very fast, and also very well priced, so when I tested the Neutron XTi it was another surprise for me, which made me excited about what would be possible when Corsair finally release an NVMe SSD. That day is finally here, and Corsair has now released the Force MP500 NVMe SSD, the first NVMe SSD from Corsair and at the time of writing the review the fastest drive that Corsair has made. Before I start the review, I would advise you to visit their website to find out more about Corsair and all their products, simply click here.
So let’s start this review by taking a quick look at the packaging and its contents, followed by some benchmarks.
Corsait Force MP500 480GB NVMe SSD
As always, I will start this review by taking a quick look at the package and the contents that are included with the Corsair Force MP500 NVMe SSD. We will start with the package.
Here is a look at the front of the box.
Also the rear of the box.
The front of the Corsair Force MP500 SSD.
Here is the rear of the Corsair Force MP500 SSD.
Specifications of the Corsair Force MP500 480GB NVMe SSD
Looking at the specifications of the Corsair Force MP500 you have to be impressed. Read speed is up to 3000MB/s and the write speed of the Force MP500 can be up to 2400MB/s. The Corsair Force MP500 is using MLC NAND made by Toshiba, and it uses a Phison PS5007-E7 controller. The drive is available in three sizes, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. With the exception of the 120GB drive you should have all the room that you need to install your OS, the applications that you need, and some games. You can find out more about the pricing by taking a look at the Corsair website, but as always prices will change over time. NVMe drives are at a premium but it’s usually a small price to pay for all that additional speed.
In the above screenshot we can see all the available info for the Corsair Force MP500 480GBB NVMe SSD.
Let’s head to the next page where we take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.