Overall, we believe that Corsair's MP500 is the most powerful Phison E7 SSD on the market, but it isn't overwhelmingly better than other E7 SSDs either. Corsair has their brand name going for it, along with better flash array. Additionally, the MP500 has thicker gold plated contacts as well as an effective thermal label, which may result in better performance in a laptop environment.
So, is the premium price worth it? For the dedicated performance enthusiast or modder, the answer is probably yes. The performance enthusiast will spend a bit more for a bit better performance; that is a given. Modders will appreciate the MP500's sleek looks and black PCB because it will complement almost any color scheme.
As with all E7-powered SSDs, Corsair's MP500 delivers in a big way when it comes to what matters most - user experience. E7-powered SSDs offer a noticeably better OS user experience than many competing NVMe SSDs. In our opinion, a user experience that is better than anything that Intel has to offer, and equivalent to what you will get from Samsung or OCZ.
Corsair's Force Series MP500 480GB NVMe M.2 SSD is TweakTown recommended.
- Moderate Workload Performance
- Premium Components
- Most Appealing Form Factor
- Read Performance at low QD
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||90%|
The Bottom Line: If you are looking for a Phison E7-powered SSD that has a bit more to offer than the rest, then Corsair's Force Series MP500 is just the ticket.
PRICING: You can find the Corsair Force Series MP500 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Corsair Force Series MP500 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD retails for $303 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Corsair Force Series MP500 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD retails for £317 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Drive Specifications, Pricing, and Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup, & Drive Properties]
- Page 4 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO & Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 5 [Synthetic Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark & AS SSD]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (OS) - PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks (Secondary) - IOPS, Response & Transfer Rate]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - 70/30 Mixed Workload]
- Page 10 [Maxed-Out Performance (MOP)]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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