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Samsung 980 Pro vs Corsair Force MP600: Which Gen 4 SSD should you buy?

    Today we are comparing the Samsung 980 Pro with Corsair MP600. These two are pretty popular SSDs among gamers and high-end users. The first one is Samsung 980 Pro while the second one is Corsair Force MP600. Samsung 980 Pro is a high-end NVMe SSD with a pretty good reputation in the market.

    Corsair Force MP600, on the other hand, is also known for its great performance under heavy loads.

    But, which one of these suits you best depending on your needs and budget? This is what we are going to reveal today.

    The maximum theoretical sequential read/write speed of the Samsung 980 Pro is 7000/5000 MB/s. The same of MP600 is 4950/4250 MB/s. But, it’s not the end, There are a lot of other things to discuss.

    One such thing is MP600’s higher MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure). TBW (Total Terabytes Written) numbers are bigger with MP600. So, there can be numerous things making the difference. Now, in this article, we are going to discuss everything in detail. So, let’s get started without any delays.

    SpecificationSamsung 980 ProCorsair Force MP600
    Storage Variants250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB500GB, 1TB, 2TB
    Theoretical Read Speed (Max.)7,000 MB/s4,950 MB/s
    Theoretical Write Speed (Max.)5,000 MB/s4,250 MB/s
    Form Factor/InterfaceM.2 (2280)/PCIe® Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe™ 1.4M.2 (2280)/PCIe Gen 4.0 x 4, NVMe 1.3
    MTBF (Reliability)1.50 Million Hours1.70 Million Hours
    Warranty5 Years5 Years
    EncryptionAES 256-bit EncryptionAES 256-bit encryption
    Heatsink OptionAvailableAvailable
    AvailabilityCheck PriceCheck Price

    The testbench is having an Intel Core i5 12600K CPU along with a DDR5 4800MHz 16GB RAM kit. The motherboard is MSI Pro Z690-A. 1TB variants of both SSDs are used for the benchmark tests and both are 0% filled during the tests.

    PassMark Scores Comparison bar graph (Samsung 980 Pro vs Corsair Force MP600)

    CrystalDismMark is another simple-to-use storage benchmark software. It is generally used to run sequential and random system tests using different file sizes. The default sequential read/write test is 1M at Q8T1 and Q1T1. The default random read/write test is 4KB at Q32T1 and Q1T1. You can easily change these test types along with the total test file size.

    CDM Sequential read/write speed bar graph
    CDM random read/write speed bar graph

    AS SSD is another very popular storage benchmarking software. It again runs some random tests to test sequential and random performance. You can set the test size from 1GB to 10GB. It will give you a score that can be helpful to compare the performance of two different SSDs.

    AS SSD Benchmark Scores Comparison bar graph

    Anvil’s Storage Utilities is our next benchmark software with a pretty simple interface. It runs all the tests automatically and gives you a final score. A higher number means better performance. It runs a wide array of tests including Seq 4MB, 4K, 4K QD4, 4K QD16, 32K, and 128K, in both read and write formats

    ParameterSamsung 980 ProCorsair Force MP600
    TBW250GB: 150 TBW
    500GB: 300 TBW
    1TB: 600 TBW
    2TB: 1,200 TBW
    500GB: 850 TBW
    1TB: 1800 TBW
    2TB: 3,600 TBW
    Warranty5-Years Limited Warranty5-Years Limited Warranty
    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)1.50 Million Hours1.70 Million Hours

    Corsair Force MP600 is offering a higher endurance and TBW rating. The warranty period is same with the both i.e. 5 Years. So, you can say that the MP600 is going to serve you for a longer period of time. In other words, if you are looking for an SSD with higher data read/write limits, you should pick MP600 for sure.

    Technical SpecificationSamsung 980 ProCorsair Force MP600
    NAND Flash TypeSamsung 3-bit MLC V-NANDKioxia’s TLC NAND
    NAND Flash Layers128/13696
    ControllerSamsung Elpis ControllerPhison E16
    Controller ConfigurationsNot SpecifiedDual R5 + CoX, 8-ch, 4-CE/ch
    Heatsink OptionAvailableAvailable
    EncryptionAES 256-bit Encryption (Class 0)AES 256-bit Encryption
    WebsiteSamsung 980 ProCorsair Force MP600

    Samsung 980 Pro has a better controller. Samsung 980 Pro has a 3-bit MLC NAND which is basically a TLC NAND. MP600 is also using the TLC NAND. All other things are similar in both.

    If you look at the performance and the overall benchmark scores, Samsung 980 Pro is at the top. Also, the MP600 is expensive compared to the Samsung 980 Pro. So, buying 980 Pro will help you save some money as well.

    Let me know what you think in the comments.

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