Corsair introduces next-gen SDD with incredible 10,000MB/s speeds

Corsair has unveiled a small teaser for its next PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSD, the first of its kind from the manufacturer. Called the MP700 (a direct update to the previous Gen4 MP600 serial), the new SSD is claimed to have a whopping 10,000MB/s read speed, with sequential write speeds of up to 9,500MB/s as well.

Building on a strong current partnership with AMD, Corsair was keen to highlight the AM5 compatibility of the new SSD, indicating that it could see a September launch of October this year to coincide with the release of the next generation of AMD processors. ‘AMD. It is worth remembering Intel’s Alder Lake the chips also already support PCIe 5.0.

If it achieves expected real-world speeds, the MP700 will be up to 40% faster than the most expensive PCIe 4.0 drive produced by Corsair (the MP600 Pro XT).

However, that still won’t make it. de facto best SSD – price will be a big factor, and it’s not even the fastest advertised PCIe 5.0; Apacer’s first global offering shown at Computex 2022 was capable of reaching speeds of up to 13,000 MB/s.

Bar graph comparing read and write speeds of Corsair MP700, MP600 Pro XT, and MP510 SSDs.  The MP700 is significantly faster.

(Image credit: Corsair)

Analysis: PCIe 5.0 could go mainstream sooner than we think

M.2 SSD adoption is growing among PC users, largely due to the ever-decreasing prices of M.2 drives and their inclusion in virtually all new laptop releases. . It was originally expected that PCIe 5.0 SSDs wouldn’t arrive for enterprise PCs until 2022, but this teaser from Corsair suggests consumers could get their hands on the new drives this year as well.

This is a good thing; M.2 SSDs offer dramatically improved performance and longevity over conventional hard drives or even SATA SSDs. Just as the release of PCIe 4.0 saw a drop in prices for PCIe 3.0 M.2 drives, we can expect current generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs to get a bit cheaper as a result of these new products.

With Intel’s Alder Lake and the arrival of AMD AM5 Zen 4 processors Equipped to support these fast new SSDs, we could see PCIe 5.0 become the standard sooner than expected, thanks in large part to laptop makers wanting to outfit their flagship devices with the latest hardware. We have seen the same situation evolve with DDR5 RAM; PC builders haven’t been rushing to upgrade their existing rigs en masse, but every high-end gaming laptop now comes with DDR5 as standard.

Anyway, the upcoming releases Intel’s Raptor Lake and AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors will be the perfect time for PC users of all budgets to upgrade some of their hardware. Even if you’re not making the jump to a next-gen processor with an all-new motherboard, this could be a great opportunity to pick up a faster drive at a discount.

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