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WD Black SN850 vs Corsair Force MP600: With Benchmark Comparisons

    WD Black SN850 and Corsair Force MP600 both are Gen 4 NVMe Solid State Drives. WD Black SN850 offers higher data read/write speed but is slightly more expensive than MP600. But, the real tests are going to be there in the upcoming section of your article.

    The main drawback of SN850 is that it doesn’t have any encryption. If you are OK with this con, I would recommend this SSD over the MP600. The actual performance is also better in the SN850. It is going to offer a better read/write performance whether it is sequential or random.

    Both SSDs are using the TLC NAND Flash. However, SN850’s controller is much more powerful. So, now that you are aware of the fact that the SN850 is good in terms of performance, price is going to be the main deciding factor.

    Let’s talk some more about these both the SSDs below in our article.

    SpecificationCorsair Force MP600WD Black SN850
    Storage Variants500GB, 1TB, 2TB500GB, 1TB, 2TB
    Theoretical Read Speed (Max.)4,950 MB/s7,000 MB/s
    Theoretical Write Speed (Max.)4,250 MB/s5,300 MB/s
    Random Read (4K, QD32) (Max.)Up to 6,80,000 IOPSUp to 1,000,000 IOPS
    Random Write (4K, QD32) (Max.)Up to 6,00,000 IOPSUp to 1,000,000 IOPS
    Form Factor/InterfaceM.2/x4 PCIe 4.0/NVMeM.2 (2280)/PCIe Gen 4.0 x 4, NVMe 1.3
    MTBF (Reliability)1.70 Million Hours1.75 Million Hours
    Warranty5 Years5 Years
    EncryptionAES 256-bit EncryptionNo hardware encryption
    Heatsink OptionAvailableAvailable
    AvailabilityCheck PriceCheck Price

    As we discussed earlier, WD Black SN850 is promising a better read/write speed. Also, it has a higher amount of MTBF. You can say that the only benefit the MP600 is coming with is its AES 256-bit encryption which SN850 lacks.

    The test bench is equipped with an Intel Core i5 12600K CPU along with a 16GB DDR4 4800MHz RAM kit. The motherboard is MSI Pro Z690-A DDR5. Both the SSDs are 100% empty during the tests and 1TB variants are utilized to run the benchmark tests.

    passmark scores comparison (bar graph)

    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.

    CrystalDiskMark Bar Graphs comparing SN850 and MP600 (sequential)
    CrystalDiskMark Bar Graphs comparing SN850 and MP600 (random)

    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 Benchmarks scores bar graph comparison

    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

    anvil's read write score comparison bar graph

    Clearly, the SN850 is winning all the benchmark tests and becoming the winner of this comparison. In simple words, if you are looking for performance, SN850 should be your pick.

    ParameterCorsair Force MP600WD Black SN850
    TBW500GB: 850 TBW
    1TB: 1,800 TBW
    2TB: 3,600 TBW
    500GB: 300 TBW
    1TB: 600 TBW
    2TB: 1,200 TBW
    Warranty5-Years Limited Warranty5-Years Limited Warranty
    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)1.70 Million Hours1.75 Million Hours
    Technical SpecificationCorsair Force MP600WD Black SN850
    NAND Flash TypeKioxia’s TLC NAND Sandisk’s TLC 3D
    NAND Flash Layers96
    ControllerPhison E16WD Proprietary Controller
    Controller ConfigurationsDual R5 + CoX, 8-ch, 4-CE/chNot Specified
    Heatsink OptionAvailableAvailable
    EncryptionAES 256-bit Encryption (Class 0)Not Available
    WebsiteCorsair Force MP600WD Black SN850

    After looking at the benchmark scores, I am perfectly sure that the SN850 is a better-performing Gen 4 NVMe SSD between the both. MP600 is also a good option for professional users but SN850 is still raising the bars high. The price could be the main deciding factor for everybody. But, because you will find the SN850 on a smaller price, it will be good for you in any case.

    Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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