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Corsair Unveils MP700 PRO SE Gen5 SSD, Up To 14 GB/s Transfer Speeds In Air & Liquid Cooled Variants

Corsair Unveils MP700 PRO SE Gen5 SSD, Up To 14 GB/s Transfer Speeds In Air & Liquid Cooled Variants

Corsair has unveiled its flagship Gen5 SSD, the MP700 PRO SE, which is faster and available in both liquid and air-cooled variants.

With speeds up to 14,000 MB/s, the Corsair MP700 PRO SE Gen5 SSDs guarantee its users the best performance in both air- and liquid-cooled models.

It's no wonder that Corsair has built such a fast NVMe drive, which competes with the top contenders in the industry, e.g. Crucial's T705 or Cybernett recently released Rocket 5. This is the third variant. The firm's original MP700 lineup, with “SE” branding to denote special features that distinguish it from other siblings. Let's dive into what SSD has to offer, and you'll be amazed at the speed of the ship, that's for sure.

Corsair's MP700 PRO SE Gen5 SSD boasts sequential read and write speeds of 14,000 MB/s and 12,000 MB/s, respectively, putting it at the top of the list. It lags slightly behind Crucial's T705 in real-time benchmarks, which we'll reveal later. In addition, the drive comes with random read and write speeds of 1.7 million IOPS and 1.6 million IOPS, respectively, maximizing everything the PCIe 5.0 standard is capable of.

The MP700 PRO SE's more attractive factor is its use of Phison's Max14um PS5026-E26 PCIe Gen5 x4 controller, which we see in competitors such as Saberant's Rocket 5 and proves to have decent read/write speeds. Additionally, the drive comes with Micron's B58R 232-Layer TLC, again, the same as other high-end SSDs offer.

Now, moving on to my favorite part, it's not easy to feature such high-speed transfers, even at the end user. In addition to the high-end components required to achieve such a milestone, a decent cooling solution is also required. To make up for this, like its other siblings, the MP700 SE PRO also comes with its own dedicated “Hydro X” heatsink, which essentially slaps a block of water on top of the heatsink. The heatsink can be attached to a custom loop using two standard 1/4″ fittings. Those who aren't cooling their PCs with water get an active cooling heatsink, which also consists of a large aluminum block that sits over the SSD.

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In terms of pricing, Corsair's MP700 SE PRO hasn't been officially listed by the firm itself, but comes in both SSDs. 2 TB And 4 TB Configurations priced at $344.99 and $639.99 US respectively in the Hydro X configuration. The heatsink-less variant of the 4 TB SSD retails for $624 US. There is no price quoted for variants less than 2 TB heatsink.

MP700 PRO SE SPECS

MP700 PRO SE MP700 PRO SE with air cooler MP700 PRO SE Hydro X Series
Cooling No one. Active air cooler Custom loop water block
Abilities 2TB, 4TB 2TB, 4TB 2TB, 4TB
Interface PCIe 5.0 x4 PCIe 5.0 x4 PCIe 5.0 x4
PCIe protocol NVMe 2.0 NVMe 2.0 NVMe 2.0
Form factor M.2 2280 M.2 2280 M.2 2280
Nand flash 3D TLC 3D TLC 3D TLC
Sequential reading Up to 14,000MB/s Up to 14,000MB/s Up to 14,000MB/s
Sequential writing Up to 12,000MB/s Up to 12,000MB/s Up to 12,000MB/s
Random reading Up to 1.7M Up to 1.7M Up to 1.7M
Random writing Up to 1.6M Up to 1.6M Up to 1.6M
Endurance (TBW) 3000 3000 3000
MTBF 1,600,000 hours 1,600,000 hours 1,600,000 hours
Smart Yes Yes Yes
TRIM Yes Yes Yes
Garbage collection Yes Yes Yes

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