Review: Corsair Force MP510 SSD PCIe M.2 NVMe 480GB [CSSD-F480GBMP510]

The Corsair Force Series solid-state drives range has a strong lineage dating back to 2010. Having passed through several stages of controllers, NAND types and recently moving from strictly SATA to PCIe interface with several form factors, Corsair products have become one of the best products on the SSD market. The Corsair Force MP510 has excellent endurance performance and almost the best-in-class performance, with a five-year warranty. The Force Series MP510 line belongs to the high-end category.

You can buy Corsair Force MP510 SSD PCIe M.2 NVMe 480GB for the price 74,90 Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Specifications

  • Memory Type: TLC 3D NAND
  • Connection: PCI Express x4
  • Form Factor: M.2 (2280)
  • Volume: 480 GB.
  • Memory Type: TLC-Speicherzellen
  • Maximum sequential read / write speed: max. 3480 MB / s max. 2000 MB / s
  • Hardware encryption: yes
  • Socket key M.2: M

Review

The CORSAIR Force MP510 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 solid-state drive has an incredible performance, and its lightning-fast read speed reaches 3480 MB / s.

The Force MP510 from Corsair is an update of the Force MP500 series, which brought with it some welcome improvements. Released in early February 2017, the MP500 was equipped with a Phison E7 controller and 15-nm Toshiba MLC NAND flash. Together, this rather popular combination showed good performance, but Corsair’s premium prices left it in the hands of many and made it rather uncompetitive. The company hopes to change this with the new MP510.

Continuing its collaboration with Phison and Toshiba, Corsair has replaced the MP500 components with the latest offers from these two companies. It uses Toshiba’s 64L 3D TLC NAND and the latest Phison PS5012-E12 SSD controller. Many technologies are built into this controller, including StrongECC, SmartRefesh and SmartFlush.

These technologies allow you to monitor, update, and restore data on NAND pages and blocks, ensuring the stability and reliability of data even in the event of power loss. Thermal throttling is also built into the drive: if the temperature of the controller becomes too high, the thermal throttling will work and the performance will drop by 50 MB / s for each degree above 80 degrees C. The operating temperature is  to 70 ° C. and the E12 controller works pretty cool compared to the previous E7, therefore thermal regulation should not be a problem in most cases.

Main Features

  • Extreme Storage performance: all-new extreme data performance controller delivers up to 3, 480MB/sec sequential Read and up to 3, 000MB/sequential Write for blazing fast read, write and response times
  • High-speed NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 interface: for simple connection and maximum bandwidth.
  • High-density 3D TLC NAND: provides the ideal mix of performance, endurance and value to keep your drive Performing at its best for years.
  • Compact M.2 2280 Form factor: fits directly into your notebook or motherboard.
  • Corsair SSD Toolbox software: enables advanced Drive controls from your desktop including secure Erase and firmware updates.

Comparison with other drives

Товар Force MP510 240GB Force MP510 480GB Force MP510 960GB Force MP510 1920GB
computeruniverse price 45,29 € 67,14 
Capacity (User Available / Declared) 240GB / 256GB 480GB / 512GB 960GB / 1024GB 1920GB / 2048GB
Form factor M.2 2280 One sided M.2 2280 One sided M.2 2280 Two sided M.2 2280 Two sided
Interface / Protocol PCIe 3.1 x4 / NVMe 1.3 PCIe 3.1 x4 / NVMe 1.3 PCIe 3.1 x4 / NVMe 1.3 PCIe 3.1 x4 / NVMe 1.3
Controller Phison E12 Phison E12 Phison E12 Phison E12
DRAM DDR4 DDR4 DDR4 DDR4
NAND Flash Toshiba 64L TLC Toshiba 64L TLC Toshiba 64L TLC Toshiba 64L TLC
Read speed 3,100 MB/s 3,480 MB/s 3,480 MB/s 3,480 MB/s
Write speed 1,050 MB/s 2,000 MB/s 3,000 MB/s 2,700 MB/s
Random read QD1 180,000 IOPS 360,000 IOPS 610,000 IOPS 485,000 IOPS
Random write QD1 240,000 IOPS 440,000 IOPS 570,000 IOPS 530,000 IOPS
Encryption AES 256 / TCG Opal AES 256 / TCG Opal AES 256 / TCG Opal AES 256 / TCG Opal
Enduranc 400 TBW 800 TBW 1,700 TBW 3,120 TBW
Manufacturer №.: CSSD-F240GBMP510 CSSD-F480GBMP510 CSSD-F960GBMP510 CSSD-F1920GBMP510
Warranty 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years

Performance

All-new extreme data performance controller delivers up to 3,480MB/sec sequential read, and up to 3,000MB/s sequential write, for blazing fast read, write and response times.

The Corsair MP510 provides up to 3480/3000 MB / s sequential read / write bandwidth and is capable of performing up to 610,000/570,000 random I / O operations per second (read / write). If this doesn’t make you interested, here’s a kicker: the 960GB has a MSRP of just $ 239.99, which is about $ 40 less than the competing 1TB Samsung SSD.

Product TBW DWPD Warranty
Force MP510 960GB 1,700 0.93 5
MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro 960GB 1,665 0.91 5
Samsung 970 PRO 1TB 1,200 0.66 5
Adata XPG GAMMIX S11 640 0.35 5
Samsung 860/970 EVO 1TB 600 0.33 5
WD Black 1TB 600 0.33 5
Intel SSD 760p 1TB 576 0.32 5
WD Blue 3D 1TB 400 0.37 3
Crucial MX500 1TB 360 0.2 5
Intel SSD 660p 1TB 200 0.11 5

 

HIGH-SPEED NVME PCIE GEN3 x4 M.2 INTERFACE

For simple connection and maximum bandwidth.

The Corsair Force MP510 is a PCIe 3.1 x4 compatible NVMe 1.3 SSD that comes in the standard M.2 2280 form factor. The 240 GB and 480 GB models are one-sided, meaning they have components on only one side of the printed circuit board, While the 960 GB and 1920 GB models are two-sided, that means the components are on both sides.

Along with one Phison E12 controller, the 960GB model is equipped with two SK Hynix DDR4 chips (one on each side of the PCB) and 4 Toshiba BiCS3 TLC NAND flashes (two on each side). After we formatted it in Windows, the 960GB MP510 had a usable capacity 894GB of free space.

Overall, the darkened PCB is gorgeous. But note that the sticker is only for decoration, in contrast to the copper-based sticker on the previous model, which served as a radiator.

HIGH-DENSITY 3D TLC NAND

Provides the ideal mix of performance, endurance and value to keep your drive performing at its best for years.

COMPACT M.2 2280 FORM FACTOR

Ultra-compact M.2 2280 size fits directly into your notebook or motherboard with no additional cables or connectors.

COMPREHENSIVE FIVE-YEAR CORSAIR WARRANTY AND DISK LIFE

Long-term reliability and industry leading customer support for peace of mind.

The Corsair Force MP510 comes with a five-year warranty, which is a valuable upgrade compared to the three-year warranty of the previous generation MP500. The MP510 even breaks the endurance performance of the Samsung 970 Pro. But while the Corsair drive is essentially the same as the MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro, Corsair rates its endurance performance slightly higher. At 1.7 GB for a model of 960 GB, the endurance is almost three times higher than that of the Samsung 970 EVO and WD Black. For comparison: the MP510 endurance score is eight times higher than Intel SSD 660p!

Please note that although it supports AES 256 hardware encryption and TCG Opal specifications, the MP510 is not compatible with Windows BitLocker / eDrive. You will need special software, such as Wave or Win Magic, which is usually deployed in a corporate and business environment to activate encryption.

Energy consumption table for Corsair MP510 models

  240GB 480GB 960GB 1920GB
Active reading, average 6.1W 6.7W 6.9W 7.1W
Active writing, average 3.5W 4.8W 5.6W 6.2W
Idle 30mW

 

Software

As an additional download, you can install SSD Toolbox from Corsair. With it, you can monitor the status of your disk, safely delete it, update the firmware and much more. Although it is a great drive tool, the SSD Toolbox GUI is rather outdated. Users would like to get an updated interface, given that other Corsair software (for example, LINK and iCUle) looks more elegant.

Testing

Like the MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro, it also has slightly lower application performance than some other SSDs that were in the test. Solid state drives with Marvell, Silicon Motion and integrated controllers seem to provide slightly better performance in all test modes. The difference is almost imperceptible in everyday tasks. And, perhaps, there will be a new firmware that will solve this problem in the future.

Test results with a model for 960 GB in the programs AS SSD Benchmark and CrystalDiskMark.

AS SSD Benchmark Read 4K blocks (QD 1)

AS SSD Benchmark 4K Block Write (QD 1)

AS SSD Benchmark Reading in 4K blocks (QD 64)

AS SSD Benchmark 4K Block Writing (QD 64)

AS SSD Benchmark Sequential reading (QD 1)

AS SSD Benchmark Serial Writing (QD 1)

CrystalDiskMark. Read and write speed. Files 1 GB.

AS SSD Benchmark Copy test – applications

AS SSD Benchmark Copy test – games

AS SSD Benchmark Copy Test – ISO

Test results were taken from the site hardwareluxx.ru.

Customer Reviews

Buyers who bought the drive as a replacement for older SATA SSDs of the Samsung 850 Evo (SATA format) were completely satisfied with the update: the work of the programs and the system load accelerated. Especially users praised the disk resource, which is 800 TBW. With sufficient active use of the disc for five years, the exhausted share of the disc should not exceed even 15%.

As disadvantages was noted the poor heat sink plate. The buyers were puzzled by the fact that through the popular SSD-Z utility, the Corsair drive reads only the model and serial, the rest are Unknown or No data.

 

Failed after 2 months of use. Need to get …
April 14, 2018
Capacity: 240Write Speed: Up to 3,000MB/sVerified Purchase
Failed after 2 months of use. Need to get in contact with customer support to see what warranty applied since Amazon only lists the 30 day warranty. After slowly purchasing parts for my pc, this was purchased at least 30 days before it was even installed

Review from the buyer, whose disc became defective 2 months after the start of use.

 

Excellent
April 25, 2017 [Verified Purchase]
Capacity: 120 Write Speed: Up to 3,000MB/s
It came to Ukraine in two weeks, by Nova Poshta. The speed of work is close to the claimed (2900/2000). Staged as a system disk. After 840 pro wow effect was not, but the gain is noticeable. Starts faster, works faster. Better than this, only 960 pro, but for the price – the MP500 is just beyond the competition. The fixing bolt in the kit is not, but it goes in the components to the motherboard. Thanks.

 

Works great in my ASUS ROG G752
October 8, 2017 [Verified Purchase]
Capacity: 120Write Speed: Up to 3,000MB/s
Works great in my ASUS ROG G752! Took some real configuring and research to get it working, but once I did it is incredibly speedy! For those that may not know, the only way to get Windows installed on this drive on a G752 is to clone a Windows installation from an existing hard drive, then flag the Corsair drive as the boot device.

Personally I chose this path:
1-Formatted my stock 1TB HDD with a fresh install of Windows 10
2-Updated that install as far as it could go(the Creators Update)
3-Inserted this SSD into PORT1
4-Used EASEUS HOME to clone my Windows partition to the drive(took about 8 minutes to do so)
5-Went into the BIOS and flagged the Corsair SSD as the only boot device by deleting the HDD
6-Once in Windows I formatted the HDD and made it a scratch disc

Hopefully that will help someone out!

Feedback from a satisfied customer who installed the disk in computers by tilting an old hard disk with the operating system and other files.

 

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