Good news for PS5 owners. More and more manufacturers are making NVMe SSDs that are compatible with the PS5 console. Corsair recently released the MP600 PRO LPX M.2 NVMe SSD. Similar to its predecessors, the MP600 PRO LPX is also a Phison-E18 based SSD. But it uses a different type of NAND flash chip and the configuration is a bit different to meet the PS5’s specifications. The new MP600 PRO LPX is capable of up to 7,100MB/s sequential read and up to 6,800MB/s sequential write. It is available in capacities from 500GB up to 4TB. Check out more details, including its pricing and availability, from the news release below.
Corsair MP600 PRO LPX M.2 NVMe SSD Made for PC and PS5
CORSAIR recently announced the launch of a new M.2 Solid State Drive crafted for PlayStation 5 – the MP600 PRO LPX. Available in capacities from 500GB up to a colossal 4TB*, the MP600 PRO LPX expands your console’s storage in a specially built compact form factor that meets or exceeds all performance requirements. With blazing-fast save and load times for your entire game library, the MP600 PRO LPX delivers a massive upgrade for your storage.
The MP600 PRO LPX is specifically crafted for optimal performance in PlayStation 5, right out of the box. A specially designed low-profile aluminum heatsink ensures the MP600 PRO LPX remains cool even under the highest in-game load and fits perfectly inside the console. Installation takes minutes, does not affect your console’s warranty, and is instantly detected by your system on startup, enabling up to 4TB of additional capacity. Loading large game files blisteringly fast – directly from the SSD – MP600 PRO LPX leaves external storage alternatives in the dust and allows you to experience your games at their uninterrupted best.
Beneath its low-profile heatsink, the MP600 PRO LPX boasts extreme storage performance with up to 7,100MB/sec sequential read and 6,800MB/sec sequential write speeds* for phenomenal read, write, and response times. Using high-density 3D TLC NAND and Dynamic SLC NAND cache, the MP600 PRO LPX also offers superb storage endurance to last throughout your console’s lifespan and beyond, backed by a comprehensive five-year warranty.
Pricing and Availability
The Corsair MP600 PRO LPX Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD is now available. The following are the available capacities and its manufacturer’s suggested retail price: 500GB for $100; 1TB for $170; 2TB for $340; and 4TB for $785. The MP600 PRO LPX is backed by a five-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network. SSD prices tend to change, so for the latest pricing and availability, kindly check out the links below.
Note: If you plan to use this drive for your PS5, you should avoid the 500GB capacity as the speed is slower, especially the write speed, compared to the higher capacities.
Corsair MP600 PRO LPX Specifications
|Form Factor||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280|
|Interface / Protocol||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4||PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4|
|Controller||Phison PS5018-E18||Phison PS5018-E18||Phison PS5018-E18||Phison PS5018-E18|
|Memory||Micron 176L TLC||Micron 176L TLC||Micron 176L TLC||Micron 176L TLC|
|Sequential Read||7,100 MB/s||7,100 MB/s||7,100 MB/s||7,100 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||3,700 MB/s||5,800 MB/s||6,800 MB/s||6,800 MB/s|
|Random Read||Up to 435K IOPS||Up to 900K IOPS||Up to 1M IOPS||Up to 1M IOPS|
|Random Write||Up to 615K IOPS||Up to 1.2M IOPS||Up to 1.2M IOPS||Up to 1.2M IOPS|
|Security||AES 256-bit encryption||AES 256-bit encryption||AES 256-bit encryption||AES 256-bit encryption|
|Endurance (TBW)||350 TB||700 TB||1,400 TB||3,000 TB|
|Availability||Check here||Check here||Check here||Check here|
Corsair MP600 PRO vs PRO XT vs PRO LPX
Currently, there are three different variants of the MP600 PRO series. The MP600 PRO, the MP600 PRO XT, and the new MP600 PRO LPX. The MP600 PRO is the older drive and uses Micron (B27B) 96L TLC NAND flash chips. Meanwhile, the PRO XT and PRO LPX use a newer Micron (B47R) 176-Layer 3D TLC drive. It results in slightly faster read and write speeds for the PRO XT and PRO LPX.
The MP600 PRO LPX is closer to the XT, particularly in the performance and specs. The only difference is the PRO XT has a larger heatsink; measuring 80mm x 23mm x 19mm. Meanwhile, the PRO LPX measures 80mm x 23mm x 11mm, which would perfectly fit inside a PS5.