One of the reasons CORSAIR reduced the passive heatsink size of the MP600 PRO LPX is to provide compatibility with next-gen consoles, specifically the SONY PS5.
CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX: same performance, but smaller
One of the problems that users face when updating or expanding their PlayStation 5 is the limited space available for installing the M.2. This severely limits the possibilities for the console drive, as the vast majority of high performance SSDs on the market are generally designed for use in PCs, which generally have no space or size limitations to what the passive heat sinks can do. motherboard are affected.
PRIVATE for its part, it promises the same performance and performance in the MP600PRO LPX than in your previous revision. This applies to all the versions we have in our country, since at the moment it is only sold in capacities of 1TB and 2TB, leaving the larger version for later and which will not have no less than 4 TB.
That said, we are talking about an SD with Smart Support which weighs only 0.034 Kg. This point is important, because the key improvement is precisely in its heat sink so that it can be better installed on motherboards and in particular on PS5. If we take into account that the weight is exactly the same as in its normal PRO version, but that its dimensions in terms of thickness have decreased (15 mm compared to 11 mm in this LPX version), this means that the density of the radiator is much higher.
This is important given the height reduction that occurs, as the fins only have 20% of the previous distance and are also simpler as they contain common pipes. Theory tells us that the higher density of aluminum used for this heatsink (they didn’t go for copper for obvious reasons) tries to alleviate the fin size and air contact deficit in order to obtain a dissipation, if not the same, very close to that of his older brother.
Superlative speed for PS5
Likewise, this CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX is an SSD under PCIe 4.0 x4 in its two versions which will reach dizzying speeds putting both the interface on PC and PS5 in the ropes. And it reaches a speed of 7,100 MB/s in CDM sequential reading (identical for versions and sizes) like the 5,800 MB/s in CDM sequential write.
Looking at this data, it turns out to be faster than its brother with a larger heatsink, so currently this LPX is only below the XT version, i.e. it is the second Fastest SSD on the CORSAIR list today. Logically we are talking about a solid state hard drive with the M.2 2280 form factor under the NVMe protocol (no specific version is specified) where the 1TB and 2TB versions will have a size of only 80mm x 23mm x 11mm
Another section that must be taken into consideration in any SSD is its NAND Flash memory chips. In this case, CORSAIR plays it safe to give first-level durability values, since this MP600 PRO LPX includes 3D TLC NAND, which in the 1 TB version allows us TBW values of 700 or an MTBF of 1,600,000 hours.
Curiously, the 2TB version retains the same MTBF, but increases and doubles the durability until reaching 1400TBW, which are more than respectable figures in both cases. We finally have its AES 256-bit encryption system and its temperatures, key data on PS5 without a doubt.
In both models and regardless of capacity, this CORSAIR MP600 PRO LPX can sit idle between -40º C and +85º C, during execution and at full load, the data is reduced to 0ºC and +70ºC, which are optimal values, but since it’s focused on the PS5 due to its smaller heatsink size, we’re still unsure how effective that is and if it can keep its memory chips below these 70º C.
Give solutions to problems
First of all, thanks to its new design, CORSAIR promises full compatibility that they did not have until now in their series of M.2 MP SSDs, thus guaranteeing a quick and easy installation for the user of a SONY PlayStation 5, it is to be hoped that with the reduction of the heatsink and in a space like this in the console, it would not offer problems in the future.
With this size reduction, CORSAIR has offered a practical solution to a problem: the difficulty of dismantling its coolers across the entire range. These problems were such that they were even forced to create a tutorial on their official website to show step by step how to disassemble the old -larger- heatsink in order to make their M.2 NVMe SSD compatible for console users. .
With the new passive heat sink design of this MP600 PRO LPX SSDCORSAIR has also simplified the construction of this one, changing the previous raw clips that once caused the difficulty of removing the heatsink itself for a simpler system, but at the same time effective, thanks to a few small anchor screws. It’s a positive thing, not just for PS5 users who want to use it beautiful ssd in their devices, but also for PC users, who are often subjected to the use of these passive heatsinks included by the manufacturer, making the installation impractical according to the motherboard or the integration of another model of heatsink passive or active which pleases us.
At the moment this SSD is only available in certain countries, but it will arrive shortly in the rest with an official MSRP price of $204.99 in its 1 TB version and $404.99 on your 2TB option.