Review: Corsair MP700 PRO SE - PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD - 14GB/s

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SSD Operating Temperatures - Power Consumption

We monitor the SSD temperature during our test benchmarks stress tests with a high-stress workload. When testing solid-state drives (SSDs), we use either the heatsink that comes with the SSD, if it has one, or we place it under the heatsink that's part of our motherboard. This method allows us to monitor how the SSD's temperature and speed behave when the drive is under stress.

For our tests, the Corsair MP700 Pro SE was evaluated using the motherboard’s heatsink, since the version we received did not include its own heatsink.


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Power Consumption

PCI-Express 5.0 SSDs, designed for high-performance applications, necessitate advanced cooling solutions due to their operational heat output, rendering them unsuitable for laptops or budget devices. These drives show a marked increase in energy consumption compared to earlier models with lower specifications. Under load conditions, particularly during sequential read tests, the power consumption for these SSDs rise over 10 watts. Contrariwise, during smaller, less intensive read operations, the energy usage remains 5 and 6 watts. This data indicates a direct correlation between the intensity of the task performed and the energy consumed, highlighting the need for robust thermal management in systems utilizing these advanced SSDs.

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