Corsair has quietly added an 8TB SSD mannequin to its MP600 Professional XT household of premium PCIe 4.0 drives and began their gross sales in Europe, maybe months earlier than the corporate begins gross sales of its next-generation MP700 SSDs with a PCIe 5.0 interface. The brand new drives provide an enormous capability, however their efficiency is barely decrease when in comparison with different SSDs from this household.
Corsair’s MP600 Professional XT M.2-2280 drives are the corporate’s flagship storage merchandise based mostly on Phison’s PS5018-E18 controller and Micron’s 176-layer 3D TLC NAND reminiscence. To date, Corsair has provided its MP600 Professional XT drives in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB configurations, however this week German retailer Proshop.de (opens in new tab) started to supply 8TB variations of those gadgets, experiences ComputerBase.de (opens in new tab).
Corsair’s new 8TB MP600 Professional XT SSDs are rated for an as much as 7,100 MB/s sequential learn velocity, an as much as 6,100 MB/sequential write velocity in addition to 1.2 million/950 thousand random learn/write IOPS (see detailed specs compared to different drives within the lineup beneath). Whereas the highest-capacity SSDs are sometimes barely slower in comparison with mid-range capability configurations, Corsair’s MP600 Professional XT 8TB will nonetheless be one among the perfect SSDs out there with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface.
|Capability (Consumer / Uncooked)||1000GB / 1024GB||2000GB / 2048GB||4000GB / 4096GB||8000GB / 8096GB|
|Kind Issue||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280|
|Interface / Protocol||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4|
|Controller||Phison PS5018-E18||Phison PS5018-E18||Phison PS5018-E18||Phison PS5018-E18|
|Reminiscence||Micron 176L TLC||Micron 176L TLC||Micron 176L TLC||Micron 176L TLC|
|Sequential Learn||7,100 MBps||7,100 MBps||7,100 MBps||7,100 MBps|
|Sequential Write||5,800 MBps||6,800 MBps||6,800 MBps||6,100 MBps|
|Random Learn||900,000 IOPS||1,000,000 IOPS||1,000,000 IOPS||950,000 IOPS|
|Random Write||1,200,000 IOPS||1,200,000 IOPS||1,200,000 IOPS||1,200,000 IOPS|
|Safety||AES 256-bit encryption||AES 256-bit encryption||AES 256-bit encryption||AES 256-bit encryption|
|Endurance (TBW)||700 TB||1,400 TB||3,000 TB||6,000 TB|
Corsair’s MP600 Professional XT 8TB SSDs should not low cost. The retailer sells these 8TB drives for €1,399.90 ($1,158 with out VAT), which is barely dearer than the value of two MP600 Professional XT 4TB gadgets. In the meantime, really useful worth of Corsair’s 8TB drive within the U.S. is unclear as it’s not out there on this facet of the pond.
For lovers who have already got a machine with a PCIe 5.0 x4-supporting M.2 slot or those that look forward to AMD’s Ryzen 7000-series or Intel’s thirteenth Gen Core ‘Raptor Lake’ platforms with PCIe Gen5 help, the dilemma is whether or not to purchase a high-capacity PCIe Gen4 SSD now or look forward to upcoming drives with a PCIe 5.0 interface. Sadly, there is no such thing as a appropriate reply for this query as we have no idea when precisely Corsair and different distributors launch their PCIe Gen5 drives, particularly these not constrained with a 10GBps learn velocity.