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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  • samerakhras - Thursday, June 27, 2019 - link

    tomshardware became the worst reviewers on the internet.

    Their test was not p[roffesional at all . they used a PCIe 4.0 converter not a true PCIe 4.0 board in that test
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  • peevee - Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - link

    Sounds like you have swapped read and write speeds, at least in the article about Phison controllers they were the other way around. Reply
  • lashek37 - Thursday, June 27, 2019 - link

    My Samsung 970 m.2 gets 5000mb/s speeds on the Asus crosshair Vll . I have screenshots to prove it. my board X470 Reply
  • samerakhras - Thursday, June 27, 2019 - link

    meh this cant happen ... Reply
  • TheUnhandledException - Saturday, June 29, 2019 - link

    No it does not. Even with zero overhead the max of a m.2 with 4x PCIe 3.0 lanes is just under 4,000 MB/s. Of course zero overhead is impossible so ~3,600 MB/s is the real world limit of a PCIe 3.0 m.2 slot. Reply

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