As I said in the prologue, Corsair was able
to surprise me once again with the Force MP500 NVMe SSD, and not only because
of its performance, which is excellent. The Corsair Force MP500 NVMe SSD was
able to reach its maximum read speed when tested with ATTO, and in the IOMeter
tests IOPS were also excellent, so when it comes to speed, at the moment you
can’t ask for more. One more thing to keep in mind is the extra layer of copper
that makes contact with the NAND and the controller, this way you have better
cooling, so thermal throttling should not be an issue, and from the time that I
spent with the drive I didn’t notice any throttling.
The price of the Corsair Force MP500 NVMe
SSD is a little high, but if you want to have the best storage in your system,
you will not hesitate to pay the extra money. The only thing that needs an
update is the Corsair software, and at the time of writing this review, it did
not work 100% with the Force MP500, but this is something that I expect to be
fixed, at some point.
The drive comes with a three-year warranty,
and it’s available in three capacities, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. The m.2 form
factor is another plus, no extra SATA and power cables, no PCIe adapters for
the Corsair Force MP500, just an m.2 2280 NVMe drive with excellent
performance. Finally, the real world performance of the Corsair Force MP500 is
also excellent, and having used the drive daily from the day that I finished
testing it, I have to say that its overall performance was rock solid, offering
way more speed than I needed, which is something that I welcome. Also in my
real world tests the Corsair Force MP500 was the fastest SSD that I have
To sum up, this is what I would say:
Therefore, I give the ‘Excellent’ rating and
the ‘Editor’s choice’ award to the Corsair Force MP500 NVMe SSD.
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