Review: Corsair Force MP500 480GB M2 NVMe SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Join us in this first ever review of the new Corsair Force Series Mp500 M.2. SSD. These M.2 units which use the nvm express (NVME) protocol and that means storage technology at terrific speeds while r...

    Review: Corsair Force MP500 480GB M2 NVMe SSD
     
  2. Unilythe

    Unilythe Active Member

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    This review seems very sketchy to me and not what I'm used to here. Your conclusion is that it's more expensive than Samsung's 960 Pro and its performance is worse than the much cheaper 960 EVO, and yet the last paragraph is almost solely praising it (by actually praising NVMe instead), even excusing the lower performance with "we assume that with future firmware releases the gap will be easily filled" which is indeed just an assumption. It ends with a Guru3D recommended.

    How is this recommended? Why? Your conclusion completely contradicting that. It performs worse and is more expensive than its competitors.

    Now I love myself some Corsair, but I would definitely not recommend this. Sadly no one can compete with Samsung at the moment.
     
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  3. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Besides work application, i have yet to understand the advantage of those over standard SSD's for an average daily usage and gaming.
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I can see you concern and will rewrite the conclusion a bit. I agree the price is hard to justify over say Samsung. It remains to be a fast MLC NVMe SSD though, just not as fast as Samsung.
     

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    Thanks, I appreciate your quick and professional response.

    Honestly, if I'd have the choice between this Corsair MP500 and a Samsung 960, I'd go with the Corsair simply because my PC is already filled with Corsair products and I like uniformity like that. But that's indeed purely aesthetics and because of brand loyalty. And I like rooting for the underdog.
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    That's exactly where my (likely a little too much) enthusiasm came from. I love seeing smaller companies jump on this bandwagon as we need the diversity. Samsung simply is dominating NVMe M2. But credit where credit is due, they do have the best performing product out there for a good reason. We all cannot deny or ignore that.
     
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    Your kidding right...ive recently changed my boot drive....Ocz vertex 4 512gb to a new Samsung 960 evo 256...everything is just....faster and very noticeable.
     

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