Corsair MP300 240GB NVMe SSD Review

Posted 29 July 2018 17:52 CET by Jeremy Reynolds

Desktop PC – Real World Benchmarks

PCMark 8 Storage Benchmark 2.0

This is how Futuremark describes the PCmark 8 Storage Benchmark –

PCMark 8 Storage benchmark is ideal for testing the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives. 

Using traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, PCMark 8 Storage highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. You do not need to have these applications installed on your system to run the Storage benchmark.

The PCMark 8 Storage benchmark test contains the following workload traces: Adobe Photoshop light, Adobe Photoshop heavy, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, World of Warcraft and Battlefield 3

You can read a detailed description of each storage test and how the overall score is calculated in the PCMark 8 Technical Guide by clicking here.

The results from this benchmark are, I feel, a valuable insight into how a drive will support real world applications.

I thank Futuremark for providing Myce with a license to use PCMark 8 Pro.

Here is the result for the Corsair MP300 –

Here is a comparison of the overall score with the other client products I have tested –

You can see that in this all important Real World benchmark the Corsair MP300 has achieved an excellent result, which is ahead of all the SATA drives I have reviewed but behind the other NVMe drives.


File Copy Benchmarks

FastCopy is a useful program for recording how long copying files to and from a drive takes. FastCopy can be downloaded here.

A Ram Disk (a virtual drive held in RAM) is used as the source drive when a file is ‘copied to’ the test drive and is then used as the destination when a file is ‘copied from’ the test drive.  This ensures that the test drive is on the critical path for the time taken.

Here are the results – 

Copy a Blu-ray Movie to the Corsair MP300

The Corsair MP300 is let down by the relatively small size of its SLC Write Cache in this test (please see Sustained Sequential Write Test, on page 6).

Copy a Blu-ray Movie from the Corsair MP300

An excellent result.

Copy a Game to the Corsair MP300

Again, the Corsair MP300 is let down by the relatively small size of its SLC Write Cache in this test. 

Copy a Game from the Corsair MP300


An excellent result.

Copy a folder of JPEGs to the Corsair MP300


This time the write activity does not exceed the size of the MP300’s SLC Write Cache and an excellent result is achieved.

Copy a folder of JPEGs from the Corsair MP300

An excellent result.

Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the results for the OakGate FOB Tests…..