Corsair MP600 Pro LPX SSD Review: Another Day, Another Drive
The Corsair MP600 Professional LPX is a forgettable high-end PCIe 4.0 SSD that performs poorly and is inefficient. At the least it stays cool and can be inexpensive for a PlayStation 5, however its value leaves a lot to be desired and prevents it from being among the many finest PS5 SSDs. Corsair provides software program assist with a good guarantee, however has a number of different SKUs that do what this driver does, however higher. There are additionally loads of competing merchandise that may match or beat this journey for much less cash, and there are merchandise which might be way more inexpensive for on a regular basis use. 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 4.0×4||PCIe 4.0×4||PCIe 4.0×4||PCIe 4.0×4|
|controller||Phison E18||Phison E18||Phison E18||Phison E18|
|Flash drive||176-Layer Micron TLC||176-Layer Micron TLC||176-Layer Micron TLC||176-Layer Micron TLC|
|Random Learn||435 thousand||900 thousand||1000K||1000K|
|Random Write||615 thousand||1200K||1200K||1200K|
|Assure||5 years||5 years||5 years||5 years|
The Corsair MP600 Professional LPX is obtainable on the time of evaluate in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB for $57.99, $84.99, $154.99, and $464.99. The 2TB mannequin has probably the most enticing value. Typically we advocate utilizing no less than a 1TB disk lately, particularly for high-end drives, however it’s good to have a 500GB possibility. Corsair warrants this drive for as much as 5 years for every capability, 350TB, 700TB, 1,400TB and three,000TB respectively.
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 These numbers present that LPX relies on the newer TLC; it is no shock that the outdated 96-Tier TLC is outdated at this level.
Software program and Equipment for Corsair MP600 Professional LPX
Corsair provides a obtain for SSD Toolbox software program on its web site. This app shows details about the drive and its well being and likewise has choices for safe erase, TRIM and clone. Easy however will get the job carried out.
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The Corsair MP600 Professional LPX comes with a minimalist, black heatsink which ought to be sufficient to maintain the drive cool. The drive is designed to suit the PlayStation 5, so if it sounds acquainted it is in all probability as a result of it is successfully the identical because the Inland Gaming Efficiency Plus. This instance has sufficient however not excellent thermal pad distribution. Beneath the heatsink we see 4 NAND packages, a DRAM bundle and a controller within the center. There’s one other 4 NAND packs and a second DRAM pack on the again.
The controller is Phison E18, a quite common high-end PCIe 4.0 SSD controller. The DRAM is labeled H5AN8G6NDJR-XNC which is 1GB DDR4, so two packs means 2GB to match with 2TB of flash.
The flash is labeled IA7BG94AYA, displaying Micron’s 176 Layer TLC (B47R). There are a complete of eight packets, so every has 4 64Gb dies, or QDP, for 256GiB per packet.
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