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Corsair MP600 GS 2TB SSD in review: Fast SSD for laptops, desktop and mini PCs

Great performance! The Corsair MP600 GS SSD sticks to the widely used PCIe 4.0 standard and achieves convincing read and write speeds. We took a closer look at how exactly the performance turned out in this short test.

Corsair has been represented in the memory segment with the MP600 series for a few years now. There are many different models from Corsair under the MP600 product line. As of the first of November, Corsair has now launched the MP600-GS model series, combining excellent performance in both writing and reading data in the familiar M.2-2280 format.

A heatsink is omitted this time. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing, since many current motherboards offer their own cooling solutions, which often do not allow the use of included heatsinks. In total, the model range includes three SSDs, which differ in terms of storage capacity and sequential write performance. We have summarized the most important technical data in the following table.

The Corsair MP600 GS models at a glance

Corsair MP600 GS 2TB Corsair MP600 GS 1TB Corsair MP600 GS 500GB
Form factor M.2 (2280) M.2 (2280) M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4 PCIe 4.0 x4 PCIe 4.0 x4
Capacity 2 TB 1 TB 500 GB
Data transfer rates
(sequential according to manufacturer)
up to 4,800 MB/s read
up to 4,500 MB/s write
up to 4,800 MB/s read
up to 3,900 MB/s write
up to 4,800 MB/s read
up to 3,500 MB/s write
Endurance 1,200 TBW 600 TBW 300 TBW
Projected lifetime 1,500,000 h 1,500,000 h 1,500,000 h
Warranty period 5 years 5 years 5 years
Part number CSSD-F2000GBMP600GS CSSD-F1000GBMP600GS CSSD-F0500GBMP600GS
Corsair MP600 GS 2TB
Corsair MP600 GS 2TB
Corsair MP600 GS 2TB
Corsair MP600 GS 2TB
Corsair MP600 GS 2TB

Measured values - MP600 GS with good performance

The Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master with AMD Ryzen 9 7950X serves as the basis for this test, which is also our current GPU test system. We could not quite reach the manufacturer's specifications in the test. We could only achieve just under 4,100 MB/s when reading data sequentially with the AS SSD. Nevertheless, the write rate of around 4,500 MB/s is achieved. The determined values nevertheless demonstrate the very good performance of the new Corsair MP600 GS.

We find the extremely good 4K read rate with almost 100 MB/s very impressive. Applications that require a lot of small files to be loaded benefit from this. Subjectively, the SSD performs very well in everyday use. In addition, the Corsair MP600-GS series is also backward compatible, which means that M.2 interfaces, which only offer PCIe 3.0 speed, are also supported. However, a slightly lower performance is then expected.

Due to the massive cooler, which the Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master comes with, the SSD's temperatures can be kept in the green zone even during longer loads. Figuratively, this means that permanently high performance is available.

For further comparisons and benchmarks, we refer to our Comparison chart.

Corsair MP600 GS
Sequential Read: 3174 MB/s
Sequential Write: 4272 MB/s
512K Read: 2493 MB/s
512K Write: 4267 MB/s
4K Read: 60.02 MB/s
4K Write: 286.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 850.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 640.7 MB/s

Continuous Read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC Corsair MP600 GS: Ø4946 (4586.89-4957.04)

Conclusion - A lot of power for many applications

Corsair MP600 GS 2TB, provided by Corsair Germany
Corsair MP600 GS 2TB, provided by Corsair Germany

The Corsair MP600 GS 2 TB SSD offers a lot of storage space in the compact M.2 2280 format, without affording itself any major weaknesses. Nevertheless, we have to mention that the stated performance was not quite reached in our case. However, we should not overestimate this fact, because the ascertained values are exceedingly very good for everyday use.

The Corsair MP600 GS 2 TB is a fast SSD with a lot of storage space and thus the perfect model for use in a gaming system.

We were also positively surprised by the very good 4K read rates, which we have rarely seen so far. Thus, the Corsair MP600 GS 2 TB SSD is primarily aimed at gamers who want to set up a fast system. But this SSD is also very interesting for outfitters. With this, laptops or compact mini-PCs can be accelerated properly, because a fast SSD is often the key to a smoothly running system.

Note: The author of the review was provided with the Corsair MP600 SSD free of charge by the manufacturer.

Prices and availability

Currently, the Corsair MP600 GS 2 TB can be pre-ordered on the manufacturer's website. The manufacturer's RRP is 225 Euros. Alternatively, the 2 TB model is also available at Amazon for 230 Euros. The 1 TB model, on the other hand, is already available for 120 Euros and is also listed on Amazon.

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Sebastian Bade, 2022-11-25 (Update: 2022-11-25)