According to Corsair, the MP510 SSDs will be equally at home in your gaming desktop or your gaming notebook. The gum stick SSDs promises read speeds of up to 3,480MB/sec, and read speeds of 3,000MB/sec. This puts them on about even footing with Samsung's 970 Evo family of SSDs (rated at 3,500MB/sec reads and 2,500MB/sec writes).
While the stated read speeds for the Corsair and Samsung SSDs are practically a wash, it looks as though Corsair has the upper hand with write speeds. We'd of course want to get the MP510 SSDs in our labs before we can crown a winner instead of basing our findings on specs sheets.
When it comes to pricing, here's how the Corsair Force Series MP510 family stacks up:
- 240GB: $69.99
- 480GB: $129.99
- 960GB: $239.99
- 1.92TB: $474.99
The above are the manufacturer’s list prices, so street pricing may be a bit lower once retailers like Newegg and Amazon start stocking the SSDs. But for comparison's sake, the Corsair SSDs are about a few cents cheaper per gigabyte than their 970 Evo counterparts (using Amazon pricing as a comparison point).
Corsair says that the Force Series MP510 SSDs will be available shortly from its online retail partners and that they will come backed with a 5-year factory warranty.