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FRONTPAGE Corsair MP700 PRO SE 4TB PCIe 5.0 x4 SSD Review: The fastest SSD, now even faster!

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We didn't have to wait long for the updated version of the already exceptional Corsair MP700 Pro SSD. The SE version brings us multiple improvements, which we will present in this review.
Corsair provided us with the 4TB version of the MP700 Pro SE SSD, which has the highest capacity so far and is also the fastest Corsair SSD available in stores. In the upcoming weeks, we will see lower capacities and various cooling options for the MP700 Pro SE.
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You always pay a premium for the latest and greatest. This one is Corsair's fastest drive and also the highest capacity in this line. Add on the Corsair name and you will need a loan. That's the nature of the beast.
 
The 2TB version costs about as much as competitive 14GB/s SSDs. Not all MP700 Pro SE versions are in stores right now, but you will see them soon with 3 different coolers as the whole lineup should be available in 3-4 weeks.
 
That is one incredibly fast SSD.

That said, I think it's hard to actually gauge real-world noticeability in terms of usage if that makes sense. Where I can't imagine boot times or load times into a game will be significantly different versus a PCIE-4 SSD [or even a SATA SSD], but if someone is using a lot of storage-heavy software/development/data movement then maximizing the speed to avoid any possible bottlenecks will be beneficial, of course.
 
For sure, but like Janus67 said, you wouldn't notice it being any faster than PCIe4.0. We're splitting seconds at this point.
 
In games, it's all about random low queue performance and access time. Nearly every application loads the most frequently used data into RAM, and later, it uses it while additionally loading a lot of random, small data. This is why when you start the game, enter a new location, or start a match, it takes a couple of seconds to begin, and later, it runs smoothly as the required data is in much faster RAM. I don't know how to explain it in an easy way, so you could imagine that.
Either way, it's recommended to install the OS on an SSD, but it doesn't have to be the fastest one, as it doesn't really matter if the OS boots for 2 or 4 seconds. On the second SSD, it's good to install games or demanding applications to separate them from the task queue of the OS storage.
 
In games, it's all about random low queue performance and access time. Nearly every application loads the most frequently used data into RAM, and later, it uses it while additionally loading a lot of random, small data. This is why when you start the game, enter a new location, or start a match, it takes a couple of seconds to begin, and later, it runs smoothly as the required data is in much faster RAM. I don't know how to explain it in an easy way, so you could imagine that.
Either way, it's recommended to install the OS on an SSD, but it doesn't have to be the fastest one, as it doesn't really matter if the OS boots for 2 or 4 seconds. On the second SSD, it's good to install games or demanding applications to separate them from the task queue of the OS storage.
Thank you for the expiation.
 
Should be compared to the T705.

Both use about the same components, and results are almost the same in most benchmarks. The MP700 Pro SE is slightly faster in some tests, but nothing that most users will notice. I will try to add the T705 to the list in the next review, but it's 24/7 in use right now and it would be hard for me to replace it and rerun all tests on the same motherboard as the MP700 Pro SE.
 
I’ve just discovered that the MP700 has twice the cache of the T705 (4/2GB for the 2TB version, and 8/4GB for the 4TB, respectively) which explains to a degree larger Crystal Diskmark results.

I’ll be stateside in a couple weeks. Planned to pop to my local Microcenter to get the T705s. If I’m lucky and the new MP700 is there, will opt for that instead.
 
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