Monday, February 27, 2017

Corsair Force MP500 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

Those of you looking to upgrade your stick o' storage might want to give this review of the Corsair Force MP500 480GB M.2 the once over.

The premium nature of the MP500 goes a step beyond just the major components. The MP500 is the first of its kind to employ a thermal label. The label on the MP500 has several layers to it, including a copper layer that facilitates heat dissipation. In fact, the MP500 is the first M.2 E7-powered SSD to have the label applied to the drive's controller. This should be very effective because the E7 controller has an exposed die. The label makes direct contact with the controller die, so it is very efficient at dissipating heat generated by the controller. Samsung was first to introduce a thermal label with their 960 Series SSDs, but that label does not contact the controller.