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Storage Corsair NVMe drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jeff Hine, 6 Aug 2019.

  1. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    What difference - if any - is there between MP300 & MP510 (or any other variant of) 240GB parts...?

    ... aside from the connector 'keying'...?
     
  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    MP510 is NVMe, MP300 is M.2 SATA, if I'm not much mistaken!

    At least, I hope it's that way because I have a pair of 510's in NVMe slots and a 300 on my wishlist for the spare M.2 SATA slot!
     
  3. Anfield

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    Both are PCIe 3.0 m.2 NVMe.

    The MP300 uses PCIe 3.0 x2 while the 510 uses PCIe 3.0 x4.
     
  4. Jeff Hine

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    Did a bit of 'searching' & it's as simple as PCI-e Gen.3 x2 (MP300) vs x4 (MP510); first try @ Corsair's site didn't show both, but another try with different filtering got me there.
     
  5. liratheal

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    Wait, really? Huh.

    I hate this interface. Its convenience is offset by my utter lack of understanding the various options..
     
  6. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Both are NVMe, but the 510 is a newer product, probably a slightly better controller (can't find it listed on Corsair website). In day-to-day use, you wouldn't notice any performance difference between them, though!
     
  7. Jeff Hine

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    Same MRRP; so I'd be inclined to get the one w/ better bandwidth (MP510)... which - through some fortuitous luck - I now can.
     
  8. Anfield

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    For SATA grab a WD Green or Crucial MX500 (best value for the money and only come in SATA flavour)
     
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    It's a little thread hi-jacky, but. The original point of this endeavour for me was I was using an OEM Samsung drive and had no means of monitoring its health, and one of my spinning rust drives was starting to poop its pants. So I decided it'd be worthwhile (after some looking at numbers of storage used vs capacity) replacing all spinning rust and going with a common SSD provider so I can monitor them all with one piece of software - Which ended up leading me towards the Mp510's. I have one in the onboard NVMe, and one in the NVMe of an add-in card, which also has a space for a SATA m.2 - Which lead me to the MP300, because it has the SATA keying in it so I could slap one of those in and just look at one bit of software.

    @Jeff Hine Ha, good old Wiki. Still as clear as mud, this connector type. Something about an old dog and new tricks comes to mind.
     
  11. Bloody_Pete

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    The MP510 also has twice the write endurance of the MP300 :)
     
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  12. Anfield

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    https://sourceforge.net/projects/smartmontools/files/smartmontools/

    Should work regardless of brand:thumb:

    Although might be easiest to just go with one single bigger SSD and one USB rust spinner as backup.
     
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