What's up guys, today we are gonna look at a M.2 SSD from our friends over at Corsair. So thank you to them for sending this over for me to take a look at. So here we have the Corsair MP600 Pro XT 2Tb M.2 NVME SSD. This guy is PCIe Gen 4. with 7.1 GB/s in sequential reads and sequential writes up to 6.8GB/s, this M.2 SSD is stupid fast. Let's see what we find.
The speed ratings of NVMe storage devices have been rapidly evolving since the introduction of the first drive. You might not be shocked anymore to learn that Team Group launched an ultra-fast drive capable of sequential read/write speeds of 7,000/6,900 MB/s. However, until now, nobody has solved the complicated heat sink problem. Cooling methods have been growing in complexity and evolving with NVMe devices as heat becomes a bigger issue. In general, as the speed goes up, so too does the heat output. It's become such a big issue that NVMe drives are now shipping with extravagant finned aluminum heat sinks. We've also seen motherboards come out with integrated NVMe heat sinks, which is an excellent feature we really appreciate. However, a large finned NVMe heat sink and an OEM motherboard armor heat sink simply don't work together. Your options have been to void the NVMe warranty and potentially kill the drive by removing the heat sink, or not use the motherboard heat sink and miss out on that sleek hidden-drive look. Team Group has officially solved this problem, follow along as we show you how they did it.
When the Ryzen 3000 series was launched with the X570 platform chipset, one of the biggest new features was the addition of generation 4 NVMe solid state drive (SSD) technology. Team Group recently introduced the Cardea Zero Z440 M.2 PCIe SSD. This drive makes use of the new generation 4 technology that has been built into AMD X570 motherboards. They sent us a sample of their new drive to test out. If you'd like to learn more about this new technology, and see how it compares to other hard drive technologies, please follow along.