Corsair Force MP600 Gen4

8.5/10 (Expert Score)
(1 customer review)

Meta-review: Editors generally recommend this unit as it offers good quality, high performance, and an excellent endurance rating.


Corsair was one of the first manufacturers – along with Gigabyte and Sabrent – to release a consumer SSD in the M.2 form factor (or any form factor) that utilizes the PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 interface. Through 2019, the only commercially available consumer platform that supports the interface is AMD’s X570 chipset in combination with a Ryzen 3000-series CPU. 3rd-generation AMD Threadripper motherboards are also PCIe 4.0-enabled.

Overview: Memory Type, Controller, and Cache

The Corsair Force MP600 (this drive), Gigabyte’s Gen4 Aorus and the Sabrent Rocket Gen4 were the first PCIe 4.0-compatible M.2 drives on the consumer market, and they have a lot in common. All of them use the same 96-layer Toshiba TLC (triple-level cell) NAND memory in combination with the Phison E16 controller. Similarly, like most high-end TLC-based SSDs, a DDR4 DRAM buffer and SLC-mode cache help this drive reach the advertised transfer rates.

Corsair MP600 Vs. Aorus Gen4 Vs. Sabrent Rocket Gen4

Phison E16 PCIe 4.0 SSD ComparisonGigabyte Aorus Gen4 1TBSabrent Rocket Gen4 1TBCorsair Force MP600 1TB
ControllerPhison E16Phison E16Phison E16
Form Factor (Interface)M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe 1.3)M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe 1.3)M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe 1.3)
NAND Flash typeToshiba 96-layer 3D TLCToshiba 96-layer 3D TLCToshiba 96-layer 3D TLC
Random Read750K IOPS750K IOPS680K IOPS
Random Write700K IOPS750K IOPS600K IOPS
Sequential Read (max)5,000 MB/s5,000 MB/s4,950 MB/s
Sequential Write (max)4,400 MB/s4,400 MB/s4,250 MB/s
Write Endurance1800 TBW1800 TBW1800 TBW
Warranty5 years5 years5 years

Corsair’s MP600 comes in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacities; 256 GB and 512 GB. The maximum sequential read speed is marginally lower than its competitors at 4,950 MB/s and the same goes for sequential writes, which caps out at 4,250MB/s (lower in the 500 GB model: 2,500 MB/s). In actual use, users are unlikely to notice the difference and the transfer rates are nevertheless higher than all PCIe 3.0 SSDs.

There are apparently firmware differences and a slight performance gap between the Gigabyte Aorus Gen4, Sabrent Rocket Gen4, and the MP500 although the memory chips/controller combination are identical.

The Corsair drive is equipped with a heat sink, which is a common sight among high-end PCIe 4.0 SSDs as these devices have a tendency to run hot under load.

Power Consumption (Laptop Suitability)

Due to the heat sink covering the device, the Corsair Force MP600 is impossible to install in the vast majority of laptops. Even if removed, few if any laptops come with a PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot at the end of 2019 and early 2020.

Warranty and Endurance Rating

Corsair follows the industry standard with a 5-year limited warranty for the Force MP500. The endurance ratings in TBW (terabytes or total bytes written) are very impressive at 900 TBW (500GB), 1,800 TBW (1TB) and 3,600 TBW (2TB).

Expert Reviews


It shatters records given the right conditions, but on in other workloads, you are down to high-end class TLC NVMe performance.


The MP600 exemplifies quality from top to bottom. From its attractive and highly functional heat sink design, to its 5-year warranty, to its endurance rating – SSDs don’t get much better than this.

Official presentation (Corsair):

CORSAIR Force Series MP600 Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD - Blazing Fast Gen4 Speed
8.5Expert Score
Meta-review: Editors generally recommend this unit as it offers good quality, high performance, and an excellent endurance rating.
  • Exceptional sequential performance
  • Excellent endurance rating
  • Heatsink included
  • Marginally slower than competitors

Additional information

Specification: Corsair Force MP600 Gen4

Warranty (Years) 5
UPC List UPC List Element: 840006614517
Title Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB Gen4 PCIe X4 NVMe M.2 SSD
Package Quantity 1
Package Dimensions Height: 130, Length: 520, Weight: 15, Width: 420
Number Of Items 1
Model CSSD-F1000GBMP600
Item Dimensions Height: 100, Length: 600, Weight: 4, Width: 500
EAN List EAN List Element: 0840006614517
EAN 0840006614517

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    A bad nvme drive! after filling up to 50% the write speed drops three times from 4.2 to 1-1.5 gb/sec and support says it is ok! SanDisk that is cheaper and running gen3 – stays with speed up to 2.8 gb/sec

    + PROS: unless you do not plan to fill up your nvme drive more than 42% it is fast and steady
    - CONS: useless after 50% filling up
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