According to Corsair, the manufacturer has already begun work on the next-generation MP700 SSD, which is fully compliant with the PCIe Gen 5 standard. The next-generation SSD will be M.2 compliant and have a x4 NVMe 2.0 interface. While Corsair hasn’t detailed the SSD’s specs yet, they have shared performance numbers. Corsair plans to release its MP700 PCIe Gen 5 M.2 SSD with 10,000MB/s read and 9,500MB/s write (sequential). Speeds will vary depending on the model (eg capacity). Compared to Corsair’s current fastest drive, the MP600 PRO XT, the MP700 delivers up to 64% faster read speeds and 41% faster write speeds. It will definitely be powered by a high-end Phison Gen 5 controller, considering current drives are based on the Phison E18 controller.
At a read speed of 10,000 MB/s, the drive will provide speeds approximately 28.5% slower than at the maximum capacity of the controller. Corsair Gen 5 SSDs can also fully comply with Microsoft DirectStorage API and AMD Smart Access Storage (SAS) technologies. Interestingly, most Gen 5 SSD manufacturers have chosen AMD to showcase their next generation Gen 5 SSD solutions, including Phison. AMD is confirmed to be unveiling its next generation Ryzen 7000 desktop processors and related AM5 platform later this month, so we can expect next generation SSD solutions to be unveiled soon after.