CORSAIR Force Series MP300 480GB M.2 SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2018-10-26

The MP300 SSD from Corsair does offer good mainstream performance, with test results hovering around the rated speeds. By using Toshiba’s BiCS 3D TLC NAND ICs, the MP300 is no speed demon, but it is a very good replacement for the aging SATA3 standard. Thanks to the M.2 standard, the MP300 is very compact, single-sided and does not require extra cables in order to operate; the only thing you need to check before purchase is that your motherboard does support NVMe PCI-Express Gen 3.0 x2, otherwise the drive won’t be usable.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

With the release of the Force Series MP300 SSD, CORSAIR is aiming the mainstream segment by providing affordable storage in compact, M.2 format. It houses 3D TLC NAND ICs and can perform up to three times faster than conventional SATA3 drives. The platform where the product will be installed must support NVMe standard (PCI-Express Gen 3.0 x2), so do your research before the actual purchase!


The drive is shipped in a very compact cardboard enclosure, which shows the speed ratings along with the main product features on the top cover:




The box sides do also describe the size of the drive, along with the supported bus:




On the back, CORSAIR has included a small product description in multiple languages, along with the product serial number and internal code name:




In order to avoid damages during transit, the MP300 M.2 SSD is further secured inside a transparent plastic mold; a “Warranty against defects” leaflet is supplied as well:




MP300 comes with a black/white color scheme, while the top sticker does present heat conductivity properties (it is basically a very thin heatsink):




The back side of the PCB does come with a single, smaller sticker that contains the S/N but also the internal code name and drive total capacity description:




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