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CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD Review

We have finally finished our CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB SSD testing, and now we can share our thoughts on the unboxing, installation and performance.

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Review Summary

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB SSD packs a mixed performance that would depend on the type of load. But at the end of the day, you would not feel the difference. The low profile heatsink cover and full PS5 compatibility are strong points of this SSD.

Hours Tested: 8-10

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Overall
9/10
9/10
  • Quality - 9/10
    9/10
  • Performance - 8.8/10
    8.8/10
  • Features - 9/10
    9/10
  • Value - 9/10
    9/10

Pros

  • 7100MB/s Sequential Read
  • 6800MB/s Sequential Write
  • PS5 Compatibility
  • Dedicated Heatsink Cooler
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • All-rounder performance
  • Price

Cons

  • The CORSAIR logo is inverted on the motherboard
  • Hard to install on motherboard M.2 port

This time, we are taking a look at CORSAIR’s take on providing a solution that represents the best of both worlds, which is MP600 PRO LPX. This is a Gen4x4-based NVMe 1.4 interfaced SSD that is also aimed towards PS5 users, given its low profile design despite using a heatsink. This does not mean that a PC user or a gamer can’t use this SSD. They can. This SSD is rated for up to 7100MB/s in sequential reads and up to 6800MB/s in sequential writes. 

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Key Takeaways

  • The CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD impresses with blazing-fast speeds of up to 7100 MB/s, ensuring lightning-fast data transfers and load times for demanding applications and games.
  • What sets it apart is its full compatibility with the PlayStation 5, offering gamers a seamless storage upgrade option for their next-gen console.
  • The pre-installed low-profile heatsink not only keeps temperatures in check but also ensures that this SSD fits comfortably into tight spaces, making it a versatile choice for both performance and compactness.

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Here are the specifications.

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD — Specifications
Specifications

Packaging And Unboxing

Design

CORSAIR’s MP600 PRO LPX PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 M.2 SSD enhances PS5 storage up to 4TB, available in 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB with white or black heatsinks. The 2TB variant is a 2280 (22×80) M key-type SSD for modern motherboards.

Tailored for PS5, the low-profile heatsink (10.79mm thick) fits within the console’s 11.5mm allowance, with dimensions 24.06mm width and 80.10mm length. Usable on PCIe Gen 3 M.2 slots, but compromises performance.

Pro Tip: To experience the full potential of this SSD, use it on PCIe Gen 4 slots. While it’s compatible with Gen 3 slots, keep in mind that it may compromise performance compared to Gen 4 slots.

The heatsink is aluminum, with cutouts for ventilation and a white-gray CORSAIR logo. Dimensions are 80.10×24.06×10.79mm (LxWxH). The SSD, covered by the heatsink, runs hot under heavy load despite the expected temperature control.

There is one thing that I would like to mention here. CORSAIR needs to address the orientation of the heatsink cover so that the CORSAIR logo remains upright. As you can see in the above picture, the logo and other information are inverted after installing this SSD.

The SSD sits on a thin aluminum base with a label revealing the serial and part numbers. Made in Taiwan, it’s a 2TB drive. Four small screws hold it together—use a precise screwdriver for easy removal.

Components

We didn’t open the heatsink but found online info. The CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD uses Phison PS5018-E18-41, also on Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus G. It’s PCIe 4.0, 8 channels, ARM Cortex R5 CPU, and supports DDR4.

It features Micron’s 176-layered 3D TLC NAND Flash (8 chips, 256GB each). Unsure if same as Sabrent. Two SK-Hynix DDR4 chips at 3200 MT/s serve as DRAM.

Listed weight is 0.1 (likely 100g with heatsink). The operating temperature range is 0 to 70°C. The storage temperature limit is -40°C to 85°C. The shock resistance is 1500G/0.5sms.

MTBF rating is 1,700,000 hours which is even less than 2,000,000 on XPG Gammix S70 Blade 2TB NVMe SSD. The voltage rating is 3.3V ±5%.

Initialization

With any new disk, the CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD needed to be initialized. This is why it was not shown on My Computer. 

We ran CrystalDiskInfo after installing the disk. It showed that this disk drive is running EIFM31.6 firmware. It also confirmed that the drive is operating at PCIe 4.0 at the x4 speed link and NVMe 1.4 interface. The supported features are S.M.A.R.T, TRIM, and VolatileWriteCache.

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD — CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskInfo (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Testing

The below-mentioned test build is used:

We have used the following software:

  • AS SSD
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • Anvil Pro Storage Utilities 1.1.0
  • DiskBench
  • Blackmagic Disk Benchmark
  • 3DMARK Storage Benchmark
  • PCMARK10 Storage Benchmark
  • 1 Benchmark

Microsoft Windows 11 22H2 is used for the testing.

Test Results

CrystalDiskMark

Let’s start with four different runs of CrystalDiskMark. This is an impressive performance from the CORSAIR SSD. This SSD verified the rated sequential read and write speeds. Not only this, but the 4K Random performance in the Q1T1 quadrant is impressive as well. The overall performance in CrystalDiskMark is quite good.

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD — CrystalDiskMark Default
CrystalDiskMark Default (Image By Tech4Gamers)

XPG and Teamgroup lead in sequential reads, both above 7100MB/s. For write performance, the CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD takes the lead. In my opinion, it’s the winner due to its outstanding write speed.

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD — CrystalDiskMark Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark Benchmark (Image By Tech4Gamers)

AS SSD Benchmark

Next, we used AS SSD to assess the drive’s performance. Keep in mind that stress testing software varies, leading to differences between runs and across SSDs. The overall benchmark score surpasses the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus G 2TB. However, I noticed inconsistent write speeds during the compression benchmark. On the bright side, the Copy benchmark shows solid overall performance.

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD — AS SSD
AS SSD (Image By Tech4Gamers)

However, I noticed inconsistent write speeds during the compression benchmark. On the bright side, the Copy benchmark shows solid overall performance. Let’s discuss some other benchmarks:

We also ran Threaded Writes in queue depth of 32 and 64.

Below are the benchmark results for the 3DMark Storage test and PCMARK10

Blackmagic Disk Benchmark

We also ran the Blackmagic disk benchmark, a crucial test for monitoring video compression coders across various formats and assessing drive compatibility and speed. The CORSAIR MP600 POR LPX 2TB NVMe SSD performed well in this benchmark.

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD — Blackmagic Disk Benchmark
Blackmagic Disk Benchmark (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Real World Testing

Now, it is time for a real-world use. For that, we have used DiskBench in multiple scenarios to check the real-world data transfer rates. We prepared a data set of mixed files and folders, including compressed files.

Gaming Load Time

This is the time when gamers are using NVMe SSDs for their games for faster loading. This is why we also test the game load times. This is done using the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Benchmark using High settings.

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD — Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Benchmark
Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Benchmark (Image By Tech4Gamers)

It took 6.793 seconds in total to load the game. Except for the 1TB NVMe SSD, all other NVMe SSDs are in the 6-second range.

Thermals

CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD — Thermal Performance
Thermal Performance (Image By Tech4Gamers)

77°C was the maximum temperature recorded when the simultaneous read and write operation of 561GB data was done on this drive. The ambient was 30°C. The SSD was under its low-profile heatsink, which seems to be insufficient without proper airflow since it was an open bench setup without any fan throwing air toward the motherboard.

WARNING: If you’re sensitive to high temperatures, be cautious. The CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX recorded a peak temperature of 77°C under heavy load. Ensure your system has adequate cooling for sustained performance.

Should You Buy It or Not?

Upon careful review and analysis of the CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD, my assessment says that:

Buy It If:

✅You Own a PlayStation 5 (PS5): The CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD is an excellent choice for PS5 users, providing a seamless storage upgrade option with its low-profile design that fits within the console’s clearance.

✅Need Blazing-Fast Speeds: If you prioritize speed, this SSD impresses with sequential read speeds of up to 7100 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 6800 MB/s, ensuring lightning-fast data transfers and quick load times for demanding applications and games.

✅Versatility with PCs: While designed with PS5 compatibility in mind, this SSD is also suitable for PC users and gamers who seek high-performance storage solutions. It is usable on PCIe Gen 3 M.2 slots, although it compromises performance compared to Gen 4 slots.

Don’t Buy It If:

Concerned About Temperature: If you are sensitive to high operating temperatures, be cautious as the SSD, under heavy load, recorded a maximum temperature of 77°C. The stock heatsink struggled to keep the temperature in check, potentially impacting sustained speeds.

Inverted Aesthetics: If aesthetics matter to you, note that after installing the SSD on a PC motherboard, the CORSAIR logo and text are inverted. This might be a concern for those who prioritize the visual appeal of their system.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX 2TB NVMe SSD offers a sweet spot for those wanting high-performance storage with a sleek design. Tailored for PS5, it smoothly fits into the console’s setup while delivering blazing sequential read speeds of 7100 MB/s and writes at 6800 MB/s. The low-profile heatsink design ensures it’s a versatile choice for both consoles and PCs.

The aesthetic appeal is solid, although the inverted logo on a PC motherboard may irk some. The internals, powered by Phison PS5018-E18-41 and Micron’s 176-layered 3D TLC NAND Flash, contribute to its robust performance.

Testing showcased strong synthetic benchmarks, especially in write speeds. However, real-world scenarios revealed a mixed bag. While it handles games and applications well, the temperature peaked at 77°C under intense load, something to consider for those sensitive to heat.

For PS5 users prioritizing speed and a seamless storage upgrade, the CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX is a solid choice. Just be mindful of the thermal concerns and the logo orientation on a PC motherboard. 


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  • December 17, 2023: A few text changes to improve readability.
 
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