Corsair MP600 PRO LPX 2TB | PS5-ready SSD review

Corsair MP600 PRO LPX 2TB | PS5-ready SSD review

Over time, video games are becoming more and more gigantic, both in terms of size and and above all in terms of the weight on our hard drives and SSDs. On PC, the problem is relative, since we usually choose the storage to assemble and we can still decide to install the game on any external device as we wish. On consoles, the situation is very different, especially for new generation platforms, where next-gen games necessarily require an SSD to start.

On PS5, for example, the available storage space is of 825GB and even if Sony has worked to ensure that the data compression system is excellent (with performance 50% better than Xbox Series X), it must still be admitted that in the long run it may not be enough to install the amount of titles coming soon, some of them close to a hundred GB in size (see Gran Turismo 7).

For this reason external SSDs produced by third-party companies come to our rescue, as in the case of the Corsair MP600 PRO LPX from 2TB, recently tested by us on PS5. Unlike its competitor, in fact, Sony allows storage expansion through the installation of M.2 PCIe compatible SSDs; a method that guarantees lower costs (albeit slightly) and performance in line with the internal one of the console, which we remember having a speed of 5.5GB / s (Raw) and Typical 8-9GB / s (Compressed).


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Hold the base of the plastic cover with your left hand, while with the right apply a slight pressure to the left to remove it without particular effort. We recommend that you keep the base, otherwise the bulkhead literally risks escaping you, inevitably ruining.

Once the cover has been removed, you will immediately notice a small metal plate closed with a screw with the PlayStation symbols (Triangle, Circle , Square, Cross), easily removed with a medium-sized Phillips screwdriver. Once the cover has been removed, the SSD can be easily installed by applying it with a slight pressure to the left and fixing it with the small screw inside the compartment.

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We tested the SSD in a number of ways, both for launching PS5 games and for moving data from internal storage to our Corsair MP600 PRO LPX. Before showing you how our tests went, we leave you a summary table of the technical specifications.

Capacity 2 TB Form Factor M.2 2280 Interface / Protocol NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 Controller Phison PS5018-E18 DRAM Cache 2048MB Read sequential 7100 MB / s Sequential write 6800 MB / s Random read 1M IOPS Random write 1.2M IOPS Resistance 1400 TBW For the tested titles we focused on Assassin's Creed Valhalla (currently one of the games that takes longer to start on PS5) and on some exclusives, in detail: Demon's Souls, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, God of War and Kena. Ubisoft's experience benefited from the new SSD, managing to save about 4 seconds of time compared to the internal one, touching 51.4 seconds compared to the standard 55.02. The same thing goes for Ratchet & Clank and Demon's Souls, albeit with less seconds (or thousandths) savings. Kena and God of War instead found data on par between the two SSDs, an extremely positive result considering the already high speed of the PS5 internal SSD.

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In the first case , we tried moving the 80GB from our Corsair MP600 PRO LPX to the PS5's internal SSD. In total, the time taken was almost 6 minutes (5 minutes and 58 seconds, to be precise), a good figure, but not super optimal. By carrying out one of our classic tests with DiskBench, in which we read a file of over 50GB present on the SSD, we recorded an average speed of 3592.3 MB / s; this means that, probably, the "slowness" found here is more related to the writing speed of the internal SSD, than to the reading speed of the Corsair MP600 PRO LPX.

Secondly we focused on moving the same data from the internal storage space to the “external” one, managing to detect a maximum time of almost 2 minutes (1 minute and 58 seconds). Much faster. but well contextualized with what are the characteristics of the internal SSD of PlayStation 5.

Beyond the two timing related to the movement of data, the performance of the two SSDs are equivalent, indeed in some cases the Corsair MP600 PRO LPX even manages to prevail, a not insignificant detail, considering the already extraordinary performance of the PS5's internal SSD.


Even if the cost (409.99 € for the 2TB version) may somehow scare any buyers of this SSD, we can undoubtedly emphasize the qualities of the Corsair MP600 PRO LPX, which not only manages to keep up with the PS5 SSD, but even surpasses it in some uploads. An undoubtedly interesting fact, which justifies the cost not really accessible to everyone (even if in line with or lower than that of certain alternatives, such as the WD Black for PS5), at least for this capacity; we remind you that the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX is also available in 500GB and 1TB memory cuts, at the price of 119.99 euros and 209.99 euros respectively. It must be said that there is also a 4TB model, but the required outlay is really high: we are talking about 984.99 euros. That said, if you have the budget and want to rest assured until the end of the generation with a large and qualitatively important SSD, then this Corsair MP600 PRO LPX could be for you.

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