The Corsair Force MP510 SSD (960GB) Review: A High-End Contenderby Billy Tallis on October 18, 2018 10:00 AM EST
AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer
The Destroyer is an extremely long test replicating the access patterns of very IO-intensive desktop usage. A detailed breakdown can be found in this article. Like real-world usage, the drives do get the occasional break that allows for some background garbage collection and flushing caches, but those idle times are limited to 25ms so that it doesn't take all week to run the test. These AnandTech Storage Bench (ATSB) tests do not involve running the actual applications that generated the workloads, so the scores are relatively insensitive to changes in CPU performance and RAM from our new testbed, but the jump to a newer version of Windows and the newer storage drivers can have an impact.
We quantify performance on this test by reporting the drive's average data throughput, the average latency of the I/O operations, and the total energy used by the drive over the course of the test.
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.
The Corsair Force MP510's average data rate on The Destroyer is only a few percent slower than the fastest TLC-based SSD we've tested, and is more than twice as fast as the previous generation Phison E7 drives.
The average and 99th percentile latency scores from the MP510 are best in class, pulling slightly ahead of the other drives that use the same BiCS TLC NAND.
The average read latency of the MP510 is a bit slower than the fastest NAND-based SSDs but still clearly falls within the top tier of drives. The average write latency is impressively low, showing that the drive has very effective write caching.
The 99th percentile write latency score for the Corsair MP510 is the best we've seen, and the 99th percentile read latency also excellent but doesn't quite set a new record.
The Corsair Force MP510 uses a bit more energy over the course of The Destroyer than the most efficient flash-based SSDs (which use the same BiCS TLC NAND), but the MP510's efficiency is still significantly better than average for a high-end NVMe SSD.