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MP600 vs. MP600 Core vs. MP600 Pro vs. MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition

Corsair recently released the Core, Pro and Pro Hydro X Editions of the MP600 solid state drives. So, how do these new models compare to each other in addition to the regular MP600?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the four internal solid state drives.

Quick Summary

The Pro and Pro Hydro X Editions of the Corsair MP600 have the highest maximum sequential reading speed and maximum sequential writing speed.

For maximum random reading speeds, the regular MP600 comes out on top. For maximum random writing, the MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition has the highest speed at the 2TB capacity while the MP600 Pro has the top speed at the 1 TB capacity.

The regular MP600 easily has the best endurance, with the highest TBW, out of this group while the MP600 Core is the most reliable with the highest MTBF.

For cooling, the MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition is equipped with the Hydro X Series XM2 water block while the MP600, MP600 Core and MP600 Pro are equipped with an aluminum heat sink.

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Corsair MP600 Comparison Chart

You can find the comparison table for the four Mp600 versions below.

 Corsair MP600 PCIe Gen. 4 x4 M.2 SSDCorsair MP600 Core M.2 PCIe Gen. 4 x4 SSDCorsair MP600 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen. 4 x4 SSDCorsair MP600 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen. 4 x4 Hydro X Edition SSD
Capacity Options and Model Numbers500GB: CSSD-F500GBMP600

1TB: CSSD-F1000GBMP600

2TB: CSSD-F2000GBMP600
1TB: CSSD-F1000GBMP600COR

2TB: CSSD-F2000GBMP600COR

4TB: CSSD-F4000GBMP600COR
1TB: CSSD-F1000GBMP600PRO

2TB: CSSD-F2000GBMP600PRO
2TB: CSSD-F2000GBMP600HXE
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280
CoolingAluminum heat sinkAluminum heat sinkAluminum heat sinkHydro X Series XM2 water block
InterfacePCIe Gen 4.0 x4PCIe Gen 4.0 x4PCIe Gen 4.0 x4PCIe Gen 4.0 x4
NAND3D TLC3D QLC3D TLC3D TLC
EncryptionAES 256-bitAES 256-bitAES 256-bitAES 256-bit
Maximum Sequential Read Speed500GB MP600: Up to 4,950 MB per second

1TB MP600: Up to 4,950 MB per second

2TB MP600: Up to 4,950 MB per second
1TB MP600 Core: Up to 4,700 MB per second

2TB MP600 Core: Up to 4,950 MB per second

4TB MP600 Core: Up to 4,950 MB per second
1TB MP600 Pro: Up to 7,000 MB per second

2TB MP600 Pro: Up to 7,000 MB per second
2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: Up to 7,000 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed500GB MP600: Up to 2,500 MB per second

1TB MP600: Up to 4,250 MB per second

2TB MP600: Up to 4,250 MB per second
1TB MP600 Core: Up to 1,950 MB per second

2TB MP600 Core: Up to 3,700 MB per second

4TB MP600 Core: Up to 3,950 MB per second
1TB MP600 Pro: Up to 5,500 MB per second

2TB MP600 Pro: Up to 6,550 MB per second
2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: Up to 6,550 MB per second
Maximum Random Read Speed500GB MP600: Up to 420K IOPS

1TB MP600: Up to 680K IOPS

2TB MP600: Up to 680K IOPS
1TB MP600 Core: Up to 200K IOPS

2TB MP600 Core: Up to 380K IOPS

4TB MP600 Core: Up to 630K IOPS
1TB MP600 Pro: Up to 360K IOPS

2TB MP600 Pro: Up to 660K IOPS
2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: Up to 660K IOPS
Maximum Random Write Speed500GB MP600: Up to 550K IOPS

1TB MP600: Up to 600K IOPS

2TB MP600: Up to 600K IOPS
1TB MP600 Core: Up to 480K IOPS

2TB MP600 Core: Up to 580K IOPS

4TB MP600 Core: Up to 580K IOPS
1TB MP600 Pro: Up to 780K IOPS

2TB MP600 Pro: Up to 780K IOPS
2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: Up to 800K IOPS
TBW500GB MP600: 850 TBW

1TB MP600: 1800 TBW

2TB MP600: 3600 TBW
1TB MP600 Core: 225 TBW

2TB MP600 Core: 450 TBW

4TB MP600 Core: 900 TBW
1TB MP600 Pro: 700 TBW

2TB MP600 Pro: 1400 TBW
2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: 1400 TBW
MTBF1,700,000 hours1,800,000 hours1,700,000 hours1,700,000 hours
Operating Temperature0℃ to 70℃0℃ to 70℃0℃ to 70℃0℃ to 70℃
Storage Temperature-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C
Operating Humidity90% RH (40°C)90% RH (40°C)90% RH (40°C)90% RH (40°C)
Storage Humidity93% RH (40°C)93% RH (40°C)93% RH (40°C)93% RH (40°C)
Shock Resistance1500 G1500 G1500 G1500 G
Vibration Resistance20 Hz to 80 Hz/1.52mm, 80 Hz to 2000 Hz/20G20 Hz to 80 Hz/1.52mm, 80 Hz to 2000 Hz/20G20 Hz to 80 Hz/1.52mm, 80 Hz to 2000 Hz/20G20 Hz to 80 Hz/1.52mm, 80 Hz to 2000 Hz/20G
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Capacity Options

You can check out the available capacities for each edition, as well as the respective model numbers, below:

Corsair MP600:

  • 500GB: CSSD-F500GBMP600
  • 1TB: CSSD-F1000GBMP600
  • 2TB: CSSD-F2000GBMP600

Corsair MP600 Core:

  • 1TB: CSSD-F1000GBMP600COR
  • 2TB: CSSD-F2000GBMP600COR
  • 4TB: CSSD-F4000GBMP600COR

Corsair MP600 Pro:

  • 1TB: CSSD-F1000GBMP600PRO
  • 2TB: CSSD-F2000GBMP600PRO

Corsair MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition:

  • 2TB: CSSD-F2000GBMP600HXE

Form Factor

All four editions of the Corsair MP600 use the M.2 2280 form factor.

Cooling

For cooling, the MP600, MP600 Core and MP600 Pro come with a built-in aluminum heatsink while the MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition comes with a Hydro X Series XM2 water block.

Interface

The solid state drives in this versus guide utilize the PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 interface.

NAND

For NAND, the MP600, MP600 Pro and MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition are equipped with 3D TLC while the MP600 Core is equipped with 3D QLC.

Encryption

The four storage drives use AES 256-bit encryption for security.

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

The MP600 Pro and MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition are tied with having the best maximum sequential reading speed. The 2TB versions of both are 2050 MB per second faster (or 41.41% faster) than the 2TB versions of the MP600 and MP600 Core.

The 1TB version of the MP600 Pro is also 2050 MB per second faster (or 41.41% faster) than the 1TB version of the MP600 as well as 2300 MB per second faster (or 48.94% faster) than the 1TB version of MP600 Core.

You can take a look at the max sequential read speed specs below:

  • 500GB MP600: Up to 4,950 MB per second
  • 1TB MP600: Up to 4,950 MB per second
  • 2TB MP600: Up to 4,950 MB per second
  • 1TB MP600 Core: Up to 4,700 MB per second
  • 2TB MP600 Core: Up to 4,950 MB per second
  • 4TB MP600 Core: Up to 4,950 MB per second
  • 1TB MP600 Pro: Up to 7,000 MB per second
  • 2TB MP600 Pro: Up to 7,000 MB per second
  • 2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: Up to 7,000 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

The MP600 Pro and MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition are also tied for having the fastest maximum sequential writing. The 2TB MP600 Pro and MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition are 2300 MB per second faster (or 54.12% faster) than the 2TB MP600 and 2850 MB per second faster (or 77.03% faster) than the 2TB MP600 Core.

When you compare the 1TB capacities, the MP600 Pro is 1250 MB per second faster (or 30.59% faster) than the MP600 and 3550 MB per second faster (or 184.62% faster) than the MP600 Core.

You can find the max sequential write speeds below:

  • 500GB MP600: Up to 2,500 MB per second
  • 1TB MP600: Up to 4,250 MB per second
  • 2TB MP600: Up to 4,250 MB per second
  • 1TB MP600 Core: Up to 1,950 MB per second
  • 2TB MP600 Core: Up to 3,700 MB per second
  • 4TB MP600 Core: Up to 3,950 MB per second
  • 1TB MP600 Pro: Up to 5,500 MB per second
  • 2TB MP600 Pro: Up to 6,550 MB per second
  • 2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: Up to 6,550 MB per second

Maximum Random Read Speed

For maximum random reads, the regular MP600 comes out on top. The 2TB version of the MP600 is 20K IOPS faster (or 3.03% faster) than the 2TB versions of the MP600 Pro and MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition in addition to 300K IOPS faster (or 78.95% faster) than the MP600 Core.

The 1TB version of the MP600 is also 320K IOPS faster (or 88.89% faster) than the 1TB MP600 Pro and 480K IOPS faster (or 240% faster) than the 1TB MP600 Core.

You can check out the random read speed specifications below:

  • 500GB MP600: Up to 420K IOPS
  • 1TB MP600: Up to 680K IOPS
  • 2TB MP600: Up to 680K IOPS
  • 1TB MP600 Core: Up to 200K IOPS
  • 2TB MP600 Core: Up to 380K IOPS
  • 4TB MP600 Core: Up to 630K IOPS
  • 1TB MP600 Pro: Up to 360K IOPS
  • 2TB MP600 Pro: Up to 660K IOPS
  • 2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: Up to 660K IOPS

Maximum Random Write Speed

For the 2TB capacities, the MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition comes out on top at maximum random writing as it is 20K IOPS faster (or 2.56% faster) than the MP600 Pro, 200K IOPS faster (or 33.33% faster) than the MP600 and 220K IOPS faster (or 37.93% faster) than the MP600 Core.

For the 1TB capacities, the MP600 Pro have the fastest maximum random writes as it is 180K IOPS faster (or 30% faster) than the MP600 and 300K IOPS faster (or 62.5% faster) than the MP600 Core.

You can check out maximum random writing speeds below:

  • 500GB MP600: Up to 550K IOPS
  • 1TB MP600: Up to 600K IOPS
  • 2TB MP600: Up to 600K IOPS
  • 1TB MP600 Core: Up to 480K IOPS
  • 2TB MP600 Core: Up to 580K IOPS
  • 4TB MP600 Core: Up to 580K IOPS
  • 1TB MP600 Pro: Up to 780K IOPS
  • 2TB MP600 Pro: Up to 780K IOPS
  • 2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: Up to 800K IOPS

TBW

Terabytes Written, or TBW, measure the endurance in terms of how much data you can write on a MP600 solid state drive during its warranty coverage period.

The regular MP600 easily has the best endurance out of this group. With the 2TB MP600, you should be able to write 2400 TB more data than the 2TB MP600 Pro and 2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition in addition to 2700 TB more data than the MP600 Core.

With the 1TB MP600, you should be able to write 1100 TB more data than the 1TB MP600 Pro and 1575 TB more data than the 1TB MP600 Core.

You can check out the TBW specs below:

  • 500GB MP600: 850 TBW
  • 1TB MP600: 1800 TBW
  • 2TB MP600: 3600 TBW
  • 1TB MP600 Core: 225 TBW
  • 2TB MP600 Core: 450 TBW
  • 4TB MP600 Core: 900 TBW
  • 1TB MP600 Pro: 700 TBW
  • 2TB MP600 Pro: 1400 TBW
  • 2TB MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: 1400 TBW

Reliability

Reliability for the MP600 solid state drives is measured as Mean Time Between Failures, which measures how long an SSD is expected to remain functional in between two critical hardware failure events.

The MP600 Core has the highest MTBF, beating out the other three storage drives by 100,000 hours.

You can check out the MTBF stats below:

  • MP600: 1,700,000 hours MTBF
  • MP600 Core: 1,800,000 hours MTBF
  • MP600 Pro: 1,700,000 hours MTBF
  • MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition: 1,700,000 hours MTBF

Operating Temperature

The MP600, MP600 Core, MP600 Pro and MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition have the same operating temperature range of 0℃ to 70℃.

Storage Temperature

The four internal solid state drives also have the same storage temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

Operating Humidity

Furthermore, the SSDs have the same operating humidity range of 90% RH (40°C).

Storage Humidity

The storage humidity ranges are also identical at 93% RH (40°C).

Shock Resistance

The MP600, MP600 Core, MP600 Pro and MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition have the same shock resistance specs at 1500 G.

Vibration Resistance

The vibration resistance specs are identical as well at 20 Hz to 80 Hz/1.52mm, 80 Hz to 2000 Hz/20G.

Warranty

The Corsair MP600 PCIe Gen. 4 M.2 SSD, Corsair MP600 Core M.2 PCIe Gen. 4 x4 SSD, Corsair MP600 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen. 4 x4 SSD and Corsair MP600 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen. 4 x4 Hydro X Edition SSD each comes with a 5-year warranty.

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