AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy

Our Heavy storage benchmark is proportionally more write-heavy than The Destroyer, but much shorter overall. The total writes in the Heavy test aren't enough to fill the drive, so performance never drops down to steady state. This test is far more representative of a power user's day to day usage, and is heavily influenced by the drive's peak performance. The Heavy workload test details can be found here. This test is run twice, once on a freshly erased drive and once after filling the drive with sequential writes.

The Patriot Hellfire, in blue, is highlighted as an example of a last-generation Phison E7 drive. Although we didn't test it at the time, the MP500 was based on the same controller and memory.

ATSB - Heavy (Data Rate)

The Corsair Force MP510 cannot match the best-case data rates of the fastest drives using Silicon Motion controllers, but the MP510 does a much better job of maintaining performance even when the drive is full.

ATSB - Heavy (Average Latency)ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Latency)

The average and 99th percentile latency scores for the Corair MP510 on the Heavy test are again some of the best we've seen, but the upcoming SM2262EN controller holds on to the top spot—when the test is run on an empty drive.

ATSB - Heavy (Average Read Latency)ATSB - Heavy (Average Write Latency)

The average read latency scores from the MP510 are nothing special among recent high-end drives, but the average write latencies can only be matched by a few other drives.

ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Read Latency)ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Write Latency)

The 99th percentile read and write latency scores form the MP510 don't stand out much from other high-end drives, but the write scores in particular show very little performance penalty from running the Heavy test on a full drive.

ATSB - Heavy (Power)

The Corsair MP510's total energy consumption during the Heavy test show it is not the most efficient NVMe SSD, but is one of few high-performance drives that approaches the efficiency typical of a good SATA drive.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer AnandTech Storage Bench - Light


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  • Wolfclaw - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    Not fussed about top end speed, just cheap mass storage in raid or Microsoft Storage, that wipes the floor with HDD's and can satuate a SATA3 interface is more than enough for me. Reply
  • ATC9001 - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    Not bad...competition is good to drive prices down, but if I were in the market for an nvme drive I'd take the HP EX920 1TB for 199! Reply
  • euler007 - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    I'm really liking these prices. If RAM comes down in price a new PC is in my future. Reply
  • enzotiger - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    Please check your numbers. Random read IOPS of 610K is not only by far the highest IOPS among M.2, it actually beats Optane 905P. Highly suspicious. Reply
  • Billy Tallis - Monday, October 22, 2018 - link

    The 610k IOPS for random reads is the advertised specifications from Corsair, not my own measurements. I don't test consumer drives at queue depths high enough to determine whether it can actually hit 610k IOPS, because that doesn't come close to representing any real consumer workload. Reply
  • Hxx - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    those prices are wrong right? I see the 480 gb model for 240+ at amazon unless amazon is price gouging. Reply
  • eek2121 - Saturday, October 20, 2018 - link

    All the big retailers have algorithms to automatically shift pricing based on supply vs demand. Anandtech lists the MSRPs, but if everyone rushes out to buy the drive at once, Amazon, Newegg, etc. want to make as much money as possible while still balancing supply vs demand, so the price automatically shifts up. I'm surprised people haven't figured this out yet. That's why you wait for demand to drop before buying a product. Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Sunday, October 21, 2018 - link

    Tallis, where are the 4k sequential read and write tests? I have a use case for them! Reply
  • Billy Tallis - Monday, October 22, 2018 - link

    I doubt it. Whatever OS and filesystem you are using is likely to have a prefetch mechanism that make your small block sequential reads into mostly large block reads, and write caching that will batch up small block sequential writes. If you're trying to bypass the write cache for small block writes, then you probably need to be shopping for an enterprise SSD. Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Monday, October 22, 2018 - link

    Ok. Thanks! Reply

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