Amazon Japan has started to take pre-orders on Cosair’s upcoming PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. The MP600 SSDs will ship in mid-July, several days after AMD and its partners start to sell platforms that support the PCIe 4.0 interface.

At press time, Amazon Japan is offering Corsair MP600 M.2-2280 SSDs with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface featuring 1 TB and 2 TB capacity for ¥36,936 ($320) and ¥66,852 ($579), respectively. Considering the fact that we are talking about ultra-high-end client SSDs aimed at expensive desktops, their prices are not exactly surprising. Meanwhile, keep in mind that these are not their official MSRPs.

UPDATE: Amazon US on Tuesday also started to take pre-orders on Corsair's MP600 SSDs. The 1 TB model costs $250, whereas the 2 TB SKU is priced at $450.

According to Corsair, its MP600 SSDs will offer up to 4950 MB/s sequential read speed as well as up to 4250 MB/s sequential write speed when used with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, which is substantially faster when compared to modern PCIe 3.0 x4 drives.

Corsair’s MP600 drives are based on Phison’s PS5016-E16 controller as well as 3D TLC NAND memory. Considering that Phison usually sells controllers and NAND flash memory as a turnkey solution, expect other suppliers of SSDs to offer drives very similar to the MP600 family by Corsair at around the same timeframe. In the meantime, Corsair definitely deserves a credit for starting to offer its PCIe 4.0 SSDs ahead of competitors.

We saw a number of PCIe 4.0 drives at Computex this year, so we expect the market to have a sizeable number available in due course:

 

 

 

 

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  • ERJ - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - link

    I doubt you will see a 1x 10GB card any time soon. The math is correct but it would be a niche as only new generation AMD boards would support it and it would get neutered in all other sockets. Once Intel gets PCIe 5 out then we'll probably see more 1x 10GB adapters. Reply
  • ghm3 - Thursday, June 27, 2019 - link

    Actually the math is not quite correct. A saturated 10Gb NIC would use 2.5GBps @ full duplex, and a single PCIE 4.0 lane is only 2GBps. Reply
  • TheUnhandledException - Saturday, June 29, 2019 - link

    PCIe is also full duplex. PCIe 4.0 is 2 GB/s in each direction. More than the max of 10 GBe which is 1.25 GB/s max in each direction. Reply
  • samerakhras - Thursday, June 27, 2019 - link

    you will see 10GB more on AMD boards onboard. will be cheaper and easier to add onboard.

    Intel is in big trouble in the desktop market
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  • IanCutress - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - link

    I've not seen any PCIe 4.0 enabled 10G controllers announced so far. I can poke Aquantia, see if they'll say anything. Reply
  • AdditionalPylons - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - link

    +1 Reply
  • Reflex - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - link

    Aquantia was acquired by Marvell, I wouldn't expect any new lines in this space, supposedly they just want them to improve thier in-car connectivity solutions. Reply
  • Chaitanya - Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - link

    It still hasnt been acquired by Marvell, its in process of acquisition(according to aquantia's website). Reply
  • TrevorH - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - link

    This article has the read/write speeds reversed and needs correction. The Corsair website has it correctly as 4.9GB/s read, 4.2GB/s write. Reply
  • eek2121 - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - link

    IMO people worry about PCIE lanes too much. It's not like you are saturating the bandwidth of the PCIE bus 24/7. Even on my old Core i7 2600k I could easily use my 10 gig NIC and 1080ti without performance issues. I've never seen someone with so many devices they run out of lanes. You will run out of slots before lanes are an issue. Reply

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