Corsair has launched a new Mini M.2 SSD, the MP600 Mini (PCIe Gen4 x4), which uses the smaller M.2 2230 form factor and is rated for 4800 MBps of throughput in sequential reads and writes. This makes it a perfect replacement SSD for Valve’s Steam Deck, which uses an M.2 2230 form factor with a PCIe Gen3 x4 interface, capable of up to 4GBps throughput.

The Steam Deck comes with either a standard 64GB eMMC or an optional 256GB or 512GB NVMe SSD. However, if you’re looking to upgrade to even more internal storage, your options are a bit limited. Corsair’s new MP600 Mini is designed to help alleviate this issue by offering a high-speed SSD that is compatible with the Steam Deck and other devices that require an M.2 2230 form factor.

While Corsair currently lists the MP600 Mini on its website, it is not yet available at U.S. retailers. However, Danish retailer ProShop expects to have it in stock on May 5th at a price of 119 euros (roughly $130). If you need an M.2 2230 SSD right now, you can choose either the 1TB Inland TN436 for $119 or the 1TB Sabrent Rocket 2230 for $159.99, both available on Amazon.

The MP600 Mini uses the Phison PS5021-E21T controller, which is capable of random reads and writes of up to 850,000 IOPS and 1,100,000 IOPS, respectively. It is also important to note that the SSDs shipping with the Steam Deck currently use a PCIe Gen3 x2 interface, which halves maximum theoretical throughput to 2 GBps, but the MP600 Mini is still more than capable of serving as a replacement SSD for the Steam Deck.

Overall, Corsair’s MP600 Mini M.2 SSD is a great option for those looking to upgrade their Steam Decks to higher internal storage without sacrificing performance.

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