Corsair is announcing immediate availability of their newest flash storage product, designated as the Force Series MP500 range of M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs. With sequential read speeds of up to 3000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 2400 MB/s, the Force Series MP500 represents Corsair’s fastest-ever solid state storage devices. This level of performance is some 5 X faster than what can be achieved via a standard SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and does so in an ultra-compact form factor.
The Force Series MP500 utilizes a Phison PS5007-E7 NAND controller, and combined with the high-bandwidth PCIe Gen. 3 x 4 M.2 2280 interface is able to attain random 4K read speeds of up to 250,000 IOPS and random 4K write speeds of up to 210,000 IOPS. System boot times, file transfers, and game load times are even further improved as compared to a SATA 6 Gb/s connection SSD.
Corsair is offering the Force Series MP500 in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. MSRP for the 120GB is listed as $109.99, the 240GB is at an MSRP of $169.99, and the 480GB has an MSRP of $324.99. Installation requires no data or power cables, and makes an excellent upgrade option for laptops/notebooks that feature an M.2 (key ‘M’) slot. The Force Series MP500 SSDs are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, with no special drivers or admin privileges required.
The Force Series MP500 also feature Corsair’s proprietary SmartECC™, SmartRefresh™ and SmartFlush™ technologies to provide data integrity and increased reliability. This also prevents data corruption in the event of an unanticipated power interruption, while drive reliability is improved with both static and dynamic wear-leveling. Also included with the purchase of any Corsair SSD is a free download of their popular CORSAIR SSD Tool Box, which enables users to monitor their drive’s health and performance, as well as including a secure erase option and other maintenance features.
Corsair is backing the Force Series MP500 NVMe PCIE SSDs with a comprehensive three-year warranty. For more information, you can view the Force Series MP500 product page here.