The SSD Review uses PCMark 8’s Storage test suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. With 10 traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, it covers some of the most popular light to heavy workloads. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. After an initial break-in cycle and three rounds of the testing, we are given a file score and bandwidth amount. The higher the score/bandwidth, the better the drive performs.
The Storage bandwidth of the Corsair MP600 Core PCIe 4 NVMe SSD is only 538MB/s which is what we might expect from a QLC SSD.
REAL WORLD FILE TRANSFER COMPARISON
For our Real World File Transfer Comparison of the world’s top M.2 NVMe SSDs, we have included all Gen 4 SSDs tested to date to see exactly where they place beside the Corsair MP600 Core NVMe QLC SSD. This test is conducted through the transfer of data from one spot on the test drive to another to give us the truest of transfer speed results for that device.
So you might not think much of the placement of the Corsair MP600 at the back of the pack but looks can be deceiving. First off, it stands right beside its Sabrent QLC brethren as might be expected but, looking at this compared to the higher performance and niche upper tier PCIe4 SSDs, the MP600 Core actually does very well test for test.
CORSAIR SSD TOOLBOX
As with most manufacturers, Corsair also has a Corsair SSD Toolbox which, although updated, has a bit of a ‘retro’ look to it. Regardless, it has all the bases covered with features such as Drive info, Overprovisioning, SMART status. Disk Clone and secure Wipe.