Corsair’s PS5 SSD Is Faster and More Affordable Than Samsung’s

Andrew Heinzman

Review Geek

The Corsair MP600 PRO LPX SSD with a PS5


The PS5 ships with a paltry 667GB of built-in storage—barely enough for more than a few games. You’ll need to buy an SSD for your PS5 at some point, and thankfully, Corsair now sells fast and affordable SSDs that are ready-made for the PlayStation.

Corsair says its new MP600 PRO LPX SSD won’t just expand your PS5’s storage; it’ll also make games load faster. It features a sequential read speed up to 7,100MBps, much more than the minimum speed requirement set by Sony, and 100MBps faster than Samsung’s 980 PRO SSD, the most popular option for PS5 owners.

The highest-capacity MP600 PRO LPX SSD features 4TB of storage, though Corsair also sells units with 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. The highest-capacity 4TB model packs write speeds up to 6,800MBps, though the lower-capacity models each have slower write speeds down to 3,700MBps in the 500GB model.

Notably, the MP600 PRO LPX SSD has an integrated heatsink. Sony requires that you use a heatsink with your PS5 SSD, and if your SSD doesn’t have one pre-installed, then you have to purchase and install a heatsink by hand. (Samsung also offers its 980 PRO SSD with a heatsink.)

All these features come at a pretty competitive price. Corsair offers the MP600 PRO LPX with 500GB of storage for just $100. The 1TB model costs $170, while the 2TB and 4TB units are $349 and $785, respectively. (Compare that to the Samsung 980 PRO SSD, which starts at $150 for a 500GB model.)

Even if you don’t own a PS5, the Corsair MP600 PRO LPX SSD might be a great option for your PC. Just bear in mind that you won’t get those 7,100MBps read speeds without a PCIe 4.0 motherboard.

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