The Corsair MP700 Pro finished in a virtual tie with the speedy Adata Legend 970 for best-in-class PCIe 5.0 performance.

 

Though PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots are still relatively rare, if you have one, a premium SSD such as the Corsair MP700 Pro will provide a nice bump in overall performance.


When I say premium, I’m talking about performance that’s right there with the best NVMe SSDs we’ve tested. And yes, I also mean it’s priced like a top-tier performer.


What are the Corsair MP700 Pro’s features?

As intimated, the MP700 Pro is a PCIe 5.0 x4, NVMe SSD in the 2280 (22mm wide, 80mm long) form factor. The controller is a Phison PS5026-E26 and the NAND is 232-layer TLC (Triple-Level Cell/3-bit). There’s a whopping 2GB of DRAM primary cache for every 1TB of capacity–double the norm. Nice.


The 2280 MP700 Pro is available with or without a rather hefty and tall, fan-cooled heatsink (shown below with the power cable for the fan). Either way the drive is warrantied for five years or 700TBW (terabytes that may be written) per 1TB of capacity.


How much does the Corsair MP700 Pro cost?

The Corsair MP700 Pro with heatsink is currently available in 1TB and 2TB (tested) versions, for $190 and $325, respectively. Sans heatsink, it’s $180 and $315.


Corsair didn’t send us the 1TB version, hence we’re not sure if it sports a smaller heatsink/cooler that’s worth only half the premium. No pricing was announced for an upcoming 4TB capacity.


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