For Prime Day, Amazon offered a 4TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD for $176.99. Well today there’s an equally fast 4TB SSD from a well-known manufacturer for an even lower price. Corsair Direct has its Corsair MP600 CORE XT 4TB PCIe 4.0 (Gen4) x4 NVMe M.2 SSD for only $159.99 with free shipping. This is the least expensive 4TB PCIe 4.0 SSD we’ve ever seen. It doesn’t quite meet Sony’s recommendation for a PS5 storage upgrade (although it’s very close and probably will work just fine), but it makes an excellent low-cost high-speed storage option for your gaming PC.
Corsair MP600 CORE XT 4TB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD for $159.99
The Corsair MP600 CORE XT is a PCIe Gen4 NVME M.2 solid state drive with up to 5000/4400MB/s sequential read and write speeds, and 700KK/900K IOPS random read and write speeds. That’s not the fastest drive on the block, but it’s certainly not the slowest either. It’s still faster than any PCIe Gen 3 M.2 SSD, and it’s way faster than any SATA-based SSD or traditional hard drive.
In the world of SSDs where even the “slow” drives are fast, size matters more. A 4TB SSD gives you more options than a 1TB or 2TB SSD, because those capacities are so small that you’re practically guaranteed to require a second drive. Usually DIY PC builders would get a smaller 1TB or 2TB capacity SSD as their primary boot drive and a large capacity traditional hard drive for their storage. That’s because high-capacity SSDs are usually too expensive to justify. However, this SSD deal changes that. For well under $200, you could effectively get away with a 4TB drive and do away with a second drive. Of course there are people who do need far more than 4TB of storage, but nowadays more and more people are storing backups in the cloud. 4TB is also usually more than enough storage to hold all of the apps and games that you’ll ever download.
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