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Corsair MP400 vs MP600: A Data-Driven Comparison

    Corsair is a renowned brand in the computer hardware industry. The company has a big list of amazing products including the SSDs. So, I am here again to help you make a selection between two of the most popular products from Corsair.

    I have got a lot of requests to give my suggestions on Corsair MP400 vs Corsair Force MP600 SSDs. I know there are going to be huge speed differences because of the different interfaces used.

    The MP400 is making use of 4 lanes of PCIe 3.0 along with NVMe whereas the Force MP600 is making the most of 4 lanes of PCIe 4.0 along with NVMe. It means, using a suitable motherboard, you can easily reach very high data transfer speeds with the Force MP600.

    But, still, there are reasons to go for the MP400 as well. We are going to discover all those things here in this article. So, without any further delays, let’s get started.

    First of all, let’s simply compare the the theoretical specifications and see what are the difference when we talk about the written data about these products.

    SpecificationsCorsair MP400Corsair Force MP600
    Capacity1TB – 8TB500GB – 2TB
    Interface/Form Factorx4 PCIe 3.0/NVMe/M.2 2280x4 PCIe 4.0/NVMe/M.2 2280
    Seq. Read SpeedUp to 3400 MB/sUp to 4950 MB/s
    Seq. Write Speed Up to 3000 MB/sUp to 3950 MB/s
    Random Read 4K,QD32 (IOPS)
    Up to 190K IOPS

    Up to 680k IOPS
    Random Write 4K,QD32 (IOPS)
    Up to 470K IOPS

    Up to 600k IOPS
    Power Consumption4.0W Average6.5W Average
    Warranty Period5 Years 5 Years
    Official WebsiteCorsair MP400Corsair MP600

    With this table, you can clearly see that the Force MP600 is offering you a very high data read/write speed.

    Note: The speed shown for Force MP600 can be achieved only when you use it on a PCIe 4.0 supported motherboard and port. A PCIe 3.0 will bottleneck its speed up to 3500/3000MB/s.

    We are here comparing the average results which we have seen after testing them on a PCIe 4.0 motherboard. Both the SSDs were 100% empty before the test started. I filled them by 100% and then these are the results for you. The processor was Intel i5 8th Gen with 8GB and 3200MHz RAM.

    Parameter (Avg.)Corsair MP400Corsair Force MP600
    Sequential Read1,578 MB/s3,126 MB/s
    Sequential Write1,512 MB/s2,758 MB.s
    Random 4KB Read52.2 MB/s71.3 MB/s
    Random 4KB Write164.7 MB/s169.1 MB/s
    Deep Queue 4K Read687.3 MB/s1,267.6 MB/s
    Deep Queue 4K Write845.7 MB/s962.1 MB/s

    Again, the speed of Force MP600 will be bottlenecked if we use it on a PCIe Gen 3.0 motherboard. However, the MP600 is clearly a winner when it comes to both sequential and random read/write speeds.

    Let’s see how fast these SSDs can open certain software and the Windows operating system.

    OS/SoftwareCorsair MP400Corsair Force MP600
    Windows 10 (Intel i5 8th Gen)Ready to use in 25 SecondsReady to use in 20 Seconds
    Google ChromeWithin 4 SecondsWithin 3 Seconds
    Adobe Photoshop~21 Seconds~17 Seconds
    Fortnite~48 Seconds~42 Seconds
    Tomb Raider~25 Seconds~21 Seconds

    These results can vary as per your overall system configurations. But, still, if you are using the Force MP600 on a Gen 4.0 motherboard, you are going to see good results for sure.

    Let’s compare the total endurance offered by these SSDs and see how much of life you can expect from these.

    Version (Capacity)Corsair MP400Corsair Force MP600
    500GBVersion not available850
    4TB800 Version not available
    8TB1600Version not available
    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)Corsair MP400Corsair Force MP600
    All Variants1.8 Million Hours1.8 Millions Hours

    I am pretty impressed with the TBW ratings we are getting with the Force MP600. So, in terms of endurance, the MP600 is definitely a winner.

    Let’s compare the core hardware components of both these SSDs and see which one is capable of offering much more effective things to you.

    The Corsair Force MP600 is using a better NAND (TLC 3D) along with a faster DRAM Cache i.e. DDR4 DRAM. Also, the Phison E16 controller is much more upgraded as compared to the MP400’s Phison E12S. However, the controller configurations are the same.

    Along with this, the Corsair Force MP600 is equipped with a metallic heatsink for a better heat absorption. This is because it is going to reach very high data read/write speeds and the chances of high temperatures are more. If we talk about the MP400, we can understand that a heatsink is not required at all because it is a normal PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD.

    Surely, the price of Corsair Force MP400 is going to be much more higher as compared to the MP400. The prices keep rising and falling. So, I would suggest you checking live prices.

    If you are a hardcore gamer and you have a PCIe 4.0 motherboard with a free M.2 NVMe port, you should surely go for the Force MP600 if your budget can afford. However, there is a very small price difference between the both.

    But, if you have a PCIe 3.0-only motherboard, there is no point to buy the Force MP600. In that case, you should definitely choose the MP400. Even if you have high data speed read/write requirements, the Corsair MP400 would do all your works because it also has a great speed to offer.

    But, if you just want to go for the best, the Force MP600 is always there for you. It has an impressive speed and you will have to pay a just little bit higher. If I was at your place with a PCIe 4.0 motherboard, I would surely love to try the Force MP600’s speed. But, if you are Ok with around 1500MB/s data read/write speed, just buy the MP400.

    Thanks for reading!

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