Corsair MP600 Mini M.2 2230 NVMe SSD delivers up to 4800 MB/s read/write performance

Corsair MP600 Mini is a high-performance M.2 2230 SSD based on the Phison E21T controller that delivers up to 4800MB/s sequential read and write performance and designed to be used in Valve’s Steam Deck, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 and 9, and other products that won’t take a M.2 2280 SSD.

We are seeing more and more single board computers and other electronics products use M.2 sockets for storage, but the smaller boards won’t take the traditional M.2 2280 SSDs that usually deliver better performance than smaller M.2 2230/2242/2260 drives, and so performance may be impacted on this type of hardware. But the Corsair MP600 Mini changes that with high sequential and random read/write performance.

Corsair MP600 Mini

Corsair MP600 Mini specifications:

  • SSD Unformatted Capacity – 1TB
  • NAND Technology – 3D TLC NAND
  • Host interface – PCIe Gen 4.0 x4
  • Performance
    • Max Sequential Read – Up to 4,800MB/s tested with CrystalDiskMark (CDM)
      Max Sequential Write – Up to 4,800MB/s (CDM)
    • Max Random Write – Up to 1.1M IOPS (QD32 IOMeter)
    • Max Random Read – Up to 850K IOPS (QD32 IOMeter)
  • Misc – SSD Smart support, AES 256-bit encryption
  • Supply Voltage – 3.3V, +/- 5%
  • Power Consumption
    • 4.3W on average while active
    • DEVSLP – PS4: <5mW
  • Dimensions – M.2 2230 form factor
  • Weight – 28 grams
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0°C to +70°C; storage: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity – Operating: 90% RH (40°C); storage: 93% RH (40° C)
  • Endurance – 600 TBW
  • MTBF – 1,500,000 hours
  • SSD Shock – 1500 G
  • Vibration – 20Hz~80Hz/1.52mm, 80Hz~2000Hz/20G
MP600 Core XT vs MP600 Mini
MP600 Core XT vs MP600 Mini

M.2 2230 SSDs were rather niche storage products in the recent past with few players involved, but with the launch of devices like the Steam Deck, there’s now more demand, which must explain why Corsair entered the market. Note that many devices with an M.2 2230 socket won’t expose a PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 interface, including the Steam Deck limited to PCIe 3.0 x4, so they won’t reach 4800 MB/s, but the M600 Mini should still deliver good performance, especially in terms of random I/Os, compared to many competitors.

Corsair is selling the MP600 Mini SSD for $109.99 on its online store. Tom’s Hardware notes existing competitors for the tiny 1TB Corsair SSD include the INLAND TN436 for $119 and SABRENT Rocket SB-2130-1TB for $159, and low capacity models (512GB) start at $72.99, but the performance of either model does not quite match the one of the MP600 Mini SSD.

Via Anandtech

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