Corsair MP510 480Gb SSD tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Corsair's MP510 internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. Read below about this NVMe on our page.

Corsair MP510 480Gb SSD tech review

Corsair's 480Gb MP510 is powered by Phison PS5012-E12. This drive has Dynamic-Random Access Memory SK Hynix DDR4 to keep a map of where data is located on the internal SSD. The MP510 comes equipped with Toshiba TLC flash memory. This NVMe besides, available in 3 capacities: 2 Tb, 240 Gb and 960 Gb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

Drive works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 with sequential read speeds 3480 Mbps, and maximum write speeds 3000 MB/s. This model has IOPS 610000 on reading and 510000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years warranty for this product limited by endurance 1080 Total Bytes Written. As well it has 1.8 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 480 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5012-E12
Memory type Toshiba TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 3480
Write speed (Mb/s) 3000
Read IOPS 610000
Write IOPS 510000
Endurance (TBW) 1080
MTBF (million hours) 1.8
Warranty (years) 5


Corsair MP510 480Gb may work on PCIe Gen3 that is twice slower than PCIe Gen4. The maximum write speed is 3000 Mbps, that is okay for this interface. The Corsair MP510 can write 1080 TBW, that is perfect in comparison with closest competitors. Overall, Corsair MP510 480Gb is a well-rounded NVMe SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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The Corsair MP510 has SK Hynix DDR4. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes storage faster, but more expensive.

The MP510 480Gb due to the low density of memory chips can last with no further cooling systems. Some laptops or motherboards designed with thermal pads below or above the drive for better performance during heavy loads.

The MP510 480Gb has maximum write speed 3000 Mb/s, sequential read speed 3480 Mb/s. Storage works on Phison PS5012-E12 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is Toshiba TLC.
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