The new Corsair MP600 Pro LPX M.2 is a PS5 compatible SSD with capacities up to 4TB.
In the context: The default PlayStation storage unit is somewhat limited. Although the drive is 825 GB, only about 670 GB is available. Given that some games can take up more than 100 GB of memory, this is not much. New PS5-compatible M.2 SSDs have flooded the market left and right. There are several options available and Corsair just jumped into the fray with the MP600 Pro LPX SSD.
Like many other SSD vendors, Corsair launched PS5-enabled SSD to expand your console’s capacity. Available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and even as much as 4TB, the new Corsair PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD features a compact built-in heatsink designed to fit inside the PS5, which should provide enough cooling capacity to prevent overheating.
To be compatible with the PlayStation 5, the SSD must meet certain requirements. These include the presence of a PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe interface (M key), a minimum sequential read speed of 5500 MB/s, and storage capacities from 250 GB to 4 TB. In addition, companies should also consider that only SSD form factors 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 are compatible, and the thickness of the SSD must not exceed 11.25mm.
Corsair’s new 3D TLC NAND SSD meets these requirements, delivering 7100MB/s sequential read speeds and 6800MB/s sequential write speeds. In addition, it also utilizes Dynamic SLC NAND Cache for improved sustained performance and longer drive life.
While the SSD is meant to be used on the PS5, that doesn’t mean you can’t install it on a PC. All you need is a free M.2 slot on your motherboard and you’re done. It doesn’t even matter if it’s PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 3.0, as backwards compatibility ensures that the SSD works in both cases. However, performance depends on the PCIe interface used.
Corsair MP600 Pro LPX SSD Now accessible with 500GB for $99.99 and the 1TB model for $169.99. The 2TB model costs $339.99, while the 4TB variant is by far the most expensive at $784.99. All models come with a five year warranty.