Corsair MP600 Pro LPX SSD Review
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Corsair MP600 Pro LPX SSD Review

The Corsair MP600 Pro LPX is an excellent choice if you are looking for a high-performance SSD storage expansion for your Playstation 5.

The Corsair MP600 LPX is a variant of the MP600 Pro XT SSD we reviewed earlier and comes with a reduced heatsink size and a compact M.2 2280 form-factor to offer compatibility with new generation consoles, specifically the Sony Playstation 5.

It promises the same performance and performance using Gen4 PCIe technology to achieve unbelievably fast sequential read and write speeds. The Corsair MP600 LPX comes in a compact M.2 2280 form factor with Gen 4×4 NVMe PCIe interface, based on 3D NAND TLC chips and a Phison E18 controller. There are four different versions available in different storage capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB.

Our review model is the 1TB version. Corsair claims sequential read speeds that can reach upto 7,100MB/sec sequential read and 5,800MB/sec sequential write on this model. The SSD is rated for an MTTF (Meant time to failure) of 1,600,000 hours, with operating temperatures of 0 to 70 degrees Celsius and is backed by a 5-year warranty.

A big thank you to Corsair for sending us this review unit.

Highlights

  • Playstation 5 ready
  • PCIe Gen 4×4 NVMe performance
  • Compact form factor
  • High capacities of up to 4TB

Specifications

Capacity500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
Form FactorM.2 2280
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 70°C
ControllerPhison E18
InterfacePCIe 4.0 NVMe
Sequential read/writeUp to 7,100MB/s read Up to 5,800MB/s write
Random 4K readUp to 900K IOPS read Up to 1.2M IOPS write
Endurance700TBW
MBTF1,600,000 Hours
EncryptionAES 256-bit Encryption
Weight34g
Dimensions80mm x 23mm x 11mm
Warranty5 years
Our review is the 1TB version.

Unboxing

The packaging comes in a newly designed stylish yellow-black packaging with photos and specifications on the sides. The box is durable and the MP600 Pro LPRX is well protected inside a foam container to keep the drive safe during shipping. Inside the box, we find the SSD and the QuickStart guide.

The SSD comes in the M.2 2280 form factor, 80mm x 23mm x 19mm in size, weighs about 66 grams and perfectly fits the PlayStation 5’s M.2 storage expansion slot. The Corsair MP600 LPX features a pre-installed low-profile aluminum heat spreader that helps disperse heat and reduce throttling, so the SSD maintains sustained high performance.

Corsair MP600 Pro LPX SSD Review

The Corsair MP600 Pro LPX comes in the M.2 format and connects over a PCI-Express 4 x4 interface. This format is approximately twice as faster than PCIe 3.0 and is capable of both high speed read and transfer rates, as well as faster access times.

Performance

Our review unit is the 1TB version. The NVMe SSD comes in a 2280 format, consisting of 176-layer NAND Micron 3D TLC memory, a Phison PS5018-D controller, and 1GB of DRAM memory for every 1TB of storage serving as a cache. The Corsair MP600 Pro LPX is also backward compatible with PCIe Gen 3 but will only operate at Gen 3 speeds.

On Windows, after formatting the drive, we are left with 931GB of free space. During tests, the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX performed extremely well. Transferring and reading files, booting the system and loading games is amazingly quick with this SSD.

Corsair MP600 Pro LPX SSD Review
Comparison: Corsair MP600 Pro XT (left) and Corsair MP600 Pro LPX (right)

On paper, performance should be 7,100MB/s in sequential reading and 5,800MB MB/s in writing, along with 1,200,000 IOPS.

When copying files during everyday use, the speeds are in the range of 1,200-1,800 MB/s, depending on the size of files. In CrystalDiskMark, the MP600 Pro LPX scored 6,814 MB/s and 5,828 MB/s in sequential reading and writing.

Once the drive was installed on the Playstation 5, we are left with full 1TB of storage space and the console rates the reading speed at 6520 MB/s. Games were very quick to move or install and is noticeably faster than the stock storage. Load times are better but in terms of actual gameplay we couldn’t notice a difference compared to PS5’s stock storage.

Software

The Corsair SSD Toolbox can help with secure erase, monitoring temperature, drive health, status, disk usage, total read and writes and also updating the firmware as and when they are released. The utility also allows optimizing the drive.

Conclusion

The MP600 Pro LPX is an excellent choice if you are looking for a high-performance SSD storage expansion for your Playstation. Even with the size heatsink reduction, the SSD remains pleasantly cool under load and the SSD can also be used by desktop users.

The new MP600 Pro LPX is currently available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty.

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Corsair MP600 Pro LPX

The MP600 Pro LPX is an excellent choice if you are looking for a high-performance SSD storage expansion for your Playstation. Even with the size heatsink reduction, the SSD remains pleasantly cool under load and the SSD can also be used by desktop users.

THE GOOD
  • Compact form factor
  • Excellent performance and cooling
  • AES 256-bit encryption
  • Up to 4TB-class drive options
  • 5-year warranty
THE BAD
  • Higher capacity variants are expensive
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