The Corsair MP600 Professional LPX is a forgettable high-end PCIe 4.0 SSD that underperforms and runs inefficiently. It does keep cool, not less than, and can be a superb match for a PlayStation 5, however its pricing leaves one thing to be desired and retains it from being among the many greatest PS5 SSDs. Corsair presents software program assist with a good guarantee however they’ve a number of different SKUs that do what this drive does, however higher. There are additionally loads of competing merchandise that may match or beat this drive for much less cash and for on a regular basis use there are way more inexpensive merchandise. The LPX looks like an afterthought on the finish of the day.
|Type Issue||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280|
|Interface / Protocol||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4|
|Controller||Phison E18||Phison E18||Phison E18||Phison E18|
|Flash Reminiscence||176-Layer Micron TLC||176-Layer Micron TLC||176-Layer Micron TLC||176-Layer Micron TLC|
|Sequential Learn||7,100 MBps||7,100 MBps||7,100 MBps||7,100 MBps|
|Sequential Write||3,700 MBps||5,800 MBps||6,800 MBps||6,800 MBps|
The Corsair MP600 Professional LPX is accessible in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB, at $57.99, $84.99, $154.99, and $464.99 on the time of evaluate. The 2TB mannequin has essentially the most compelling value. Typically we suggest going for not less than 1TB lately, particularly for high-end drives, however it’s good to have a 500GB possibility. Corsair warranties this drive for 350TB, 700TB, 1,400TB, and three,000TB written for every capability, respectively, for as much as 5 years.
This drive can attain as much as 7,100 / 6,800 MBps for sequential reads and writes and as much as 1000K / 1200K IOPS for random reads and writes. These numbers recommend that the LPX is predicated on newer TLC, which isn’t shocking because the outdated 96-Layer TLC is passé at this level.
Software program and Equipment for Corsair MP600 Professional LPX
Corsair presents a obtain for its SSD Toolbox software program on its website. This software shows data on the drive and its well being plus has choices for safe erase, TRIM, and cloning. It’s primary however it will get the job completed.
A Nearer Look
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The Corsair MP600 Professional LPX comes with a minimalistic, black heatsink that ought to be ample to maintain the drive cool. The drive is designed to suit the PlayStation 5, so if it appears to be like acquainted it’s most likely as a result of it’s successfully similar to the Inland Gaming Efficiency Plus. This pattern has ample however not good thermal pad distribution. Underneath the heatsink we see 4 NAND packages, a DRAM bundle, and the controller within the center. There’s one other 4 NAND packages and a second DRAM bundle on the rear.
The controller is the Phison E18, a quite common high-end PCIe 4.0 SSD controller. The DRAM is labeled H5AN8G6NDJR-XNC which is 1GB of DDR4, so two packages means 2GB to match the 2TB of flash.
The flash is labeled IA7BG94AYA which signifies Micron’s 176-Layer TLC (B47R). There are eight packages complete, so every has 4 64Gb dies, or QDP, for 256GiB per bundle.
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