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

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Specifications & Features

The  Gen5 SSD stands out as a top-of-the-line, premium storage product that meets the highest specifications. It offers exceptional performance and reliability, making it the an excellent choice for demanding users. This high-end storage solution is crafted using innovative 232-layer 3D TLC NAND technology, developed collaboratively with industry leaders such as Phison, AMD, Intel, and top-tier motherboard partners. The Gen5 SSD series can deliver extreme Gen5 speeds of up to 14GB/s for read operations and ~13GB/s for write operations, setting a new benchmark for storage performance. Fully optimized to take advantage of Microsoft DirectStorage technology, the Gen5 SSD enables rapid loading of high-resolution game textures and assets, while significantly enhancing I/O performance. The integrated, precision-engineered thermal heatsink maintains temperature management optimally, eliminating performance throttling issues.


  • PCIe Gen5x4 interface and complies with the NVMe NVMe 2.0 standard
  • Enthusiast passive SSD thermal design silently reduces temperatures by up to 20° C
  • Up to 3000 TBW
  • Built-in data security and error-correction capabilities
  • 1TB to 4TB capacities in M.2 2280 form factor
  • 5-Year Warranty

We should note that the 4TB model is slightly slower as opposed to the 2TB model and then the 1TB model is the slowest. 

Phison PS5026-E26 controller

Phison Electronics is a Taiwanese company known for designing and manufacturing NAND flash controllers and other semiconductor devices. Their products are widely used in SSDs, USB drives, SD cards, and other flash storage devices. They have developed a range of controllers, such as the Phison E12, E16, and E18 series, that provide different levels of performance and compatibility with various NAND flash memory technologies. The Phison PS5026-E26 controller is a significant milestone for the company, offering impressive performance capabilities and compatibility with the latest storage technologies. With its support for PCI-Express 5.0, NVMe 2.0, and eight flash channels, the PS5026-E26 controller is well-positioned to meet the demands of both consumer and enterprise storage solutions, ensuring that Phison remains a key player in the rapidly evolving storage industry. At the heart of the PS5026-E26 is its compatibility with the latest PCI-Express 5.0 interface. This enables significantly faster data transfer rates compared to previous-generation controllers, making it an attractive choice for both consumer and enterprise applications demanding high-performance storage solutions. The controller also boasts support for NVMe 2.0, which is an advanced storage protocol designed to enhance and streamline the performance of Solid State Drives (SSDs).

One of the key features of the Phison PS5026-E26 is its support for eight flash channels. This allows it to effectively manage and communicate with multiple NAND flash memory modules, which results in increased storage capacity and improved data management. The ability to support eight flash channels allows the PS5026-E26 to cater to a wide range of storage needs, from consumer devices such as laptops and desktops, to data centers and enterprise-level applications. Underpinning the performance of the Phison PS5026-E26 is its Arm Cortex design. This architecture is specifically tailored to deliver efficient processing capabilities and enhanced power management, resulting in a controller that can reliably handle high-speed data transmission while maintaining optimal energy consumption. The incorporation of NVMe 2.0 support into the Arm Cortex design further bolsters the controller's capabilities, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of storage technology innovation.

The production of the Phison PS5026-E26 controller is facilitated by the renowned semiconductor manufacturing company, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Utilizing TSMC's 12-nanometer fabrication process. 


Pricing $180 $340 $600
Capacity (User / Raw) 1000GB / 1024GB 2000GB / 2048GB 4000GB / 4096GB
Form Factor M.2 2280 M.2 2280 M.2 2280
Interface / Protocol PCIe 5.0 x4 / NVMe 2.0 PCIe 5.0 x4 / NVMe 2.0 PCIe 5.0 x4 / NVMe 2.0
Controller Phison PS5026-E26 Phison PS5026-E26 Phison PS5026-E26
Memory / Layers 232 TLC 232 TLC 232 TLC
Sequential Read 13,700 MBps 14,600 MBps 14,100 MBps
Sequential Write 10,300 MBps 12,700 MBps 12,600 MBps
Random Read 1,350,000 IOPS 1,500,000 IOPS 1,500,000 IOPS
Random Write 1,400,000 IOPS 1,500,000 IOPS 1,500,000 IOPS
Endurance (TBW) 700TBW 1400TBW 3000TBW
Warranty 5-Years 5-Years 5-Years

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