What you need to know
- Pricing details were briefly available for the upcoming Corsair MP600 SSD.
- The SSD is one of the first to support the PCIe 4.0 standard.
- The 1TB model (opens in new tab) will be available for $250 and the 2TB model (opens in new tab) will be available for $450.
Updated June 26, 2019: The listing has been pulled but it's likely we'll see it go back up for preorder soon. The original story follows.
Pricing details are available for the Corsair MP600, one of the fastest SSDs on the market. The 1TB version (opens in new tab) of the MP600 is now listed on Amazon for $250 and the 2TB version (opens in new tab) is listed at $450. The SSD was unveiled by Corsair in late May.
The MP600 is one of the first SSDs to support the PCIe 4.0 standard, which means that it can handle incredibly fast read and write speeds. Corsair states that the MP600 has a read speed of 4,950MB/s and a write speed of 4,250MB/s.
To take advantage of the full read and write speeds, you'll need a PC setup with the appropriate hardware. A combination of the upcoming Ryzen 3000 and the x570 will be the only hardware setup capable of handling the speed of the MP600.
The Corsair MP600 is available for preorder now. Amazon lists the release date of the new SSD as July 1, 2019.
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It is fast, but not much faster than PCIe 3.0. They should have skipped this one and go straight to PCIe 5.0....
Technically the PCIe 4.0 NVMe port will be twice as fast as PCIe 3, but the controller in the drive isn't fast enough. I imagine Samsung will come up with something can support the full throughput of the 4.0 ports
The first Sata 3 ssd's were barely faster than Sata 2 ssd's. Give it time and they will get there.