Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (480GB) – Is The Force Strong With This One?

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 4.0.3 X64

Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.

CORSAIR MP500 SSD 480GB CDM

Crystal Disk Mark’s results are lower than what ATTO reports, but this is expected. Corsair rates this drive a bit lower with compressed data at 2.8GB/s read and 1.5GB/s write. The results above show that the Corsair Force MP500 is within spec and achieves almost those speeds. Looking at 4K QD1 speeds we can see that the result is about the same as the Patriot Hellfire’s again.

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.8

The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

CORSAIR MP500 SSD 480GB AS SSD CORSAIR MP500 SSD 480GB AS SSD IOPS CORSAIR MP500 SSD 480GB AS SSD COPY

AS SSD’s results are again, on par with what we got out of the Patriot Hellfire, though the overall score is a bit higher. It achieved 2844 points. Sequential read and write speeds reached 2.4GB/s and 1.3GB/s respectively. The read IOPS came in just under the 250K rating. Instead, it achieved 240K. Write IOPS were the same here, just under their rated value at 194K.  Overall, the copy results are very good and similar to what we would expect based on what we have seen previously with the E7 controller and part configuration.

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

CORSAIR MP500 SSD 480GB ANVIL

The Corsair Force MP500 achieved an overall score of 10.6K in Anvil. Sequential read speeds reached 2GB/s and write speeds reached 1.3GB/s. Here it also achieved very respectable 4K QD1 speeds, but looking at the QD16 results it just wasn’t able to achieve its rated specs. More threads and workers are needed.

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I’ve asked this question before but I don’t think I’ve got an answer . how is Corsairs quality control? because when you look at ssds on Newegg,Corsair has more refurbished ssds for sale than all the other brands combined.it makes me think there products fail more than others.

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Both Corsair’s customer service and quality control are top notch. We reached out to them for comment on the number of refurbished drives seen at Newegg.com. Corsair advises that Newegg is their sole retailer of refurbished Corsair SSDs, and considering that Corsair sells hundreds of thousands of SSDs, even at a 1% failure rate (the real failure rate is likely less), that creates thousands of refurbished drives to be sold through Newegg.
Lack of other brands of refurbs, or lesser quantities of refurbs should definitely not be viewed as indicative of Corsair’s quality compared to other brands.

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that’s good to know. thanks for the follow up!