The PS5 SSD just broke down to $154 — the cheapest 2TB hard drive I’ve ever seen
I’ve been tracking PS5 SSD deals for nearly two years now, and while there were some great savings on popular models like the WD_Black SN850 and Samsung 980 Pro at the time, Amazon is currently offering the cheapest PS5 SSD I’ve ever seen.
now , Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 2TB SSD retails for $154 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab). That’s a solid $25 discount compared to its usual list price of $179. Not only is it the lowest price ever for this particular model, but it’s also the cheapest I’ve ever spotted for a 2TB PS5 SSD.
The Corsair MP600 Pro LPX disc may not have the officially licensed seal of approval that the WD_Black SN850 does, but it still rounds up the best internal PS5 drives. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, Corsair is the leader in the PC component market, so it definitely knows its way around a hard drive. And rest assured, this PS5 compatible model is just as well built as its PC hardware.
As you would expect, the drive comfortably caters for everyone Sony PS5 SSD specifications (Opens in a new tab), and it blazed through our tests with ease. While Corsair claims a read speed of 7,100MBps, our PS5 reported just 5,561MBps, but don’t let that put you off. We found it easily kept up with its rival engine and loaded the massive open world game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in just 50 seconds. This was tied for the joint fastest PS5 SSD test time.
The 2TB model for sale on Amazon comes with a heatsink pre-installed which comes in handy as Sony advises that any SSD buried in the PS5’s storage slot needs some form of cooling. While you can buy a standalone SSD and attach a third-party heatsink yourself, buying an SSD that comes with one pre-attached is much more convenient and saves you a lot of hassle.
You should also note that adding an internal SSD to your PS5 console does not require removing the drive. This means that when you add an extra 2TB of storage, you’ll get all that extra space on top of the 667GB of usable storage that comes with the PS5 as standard. It’s more than enough space to hold dozens of the best PS5 games, and you’ll have room left over for any big patches or DLC-filled expansions.
Now that the PS5 is over two years old, you may find that the console’s hard drive isn’t big enough to hold your entire library of next-gen games. This is why a PS5 SSD is a very smart investment, and even if you still have room to spare, it’s worth picking one up now to ensure you’ll have extra space to play when you need it most.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to increase your PS5’s hard drive space while spending as little as possible, the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 500GB SSD retails for $55 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab), that’s half of the full retail price of $109. Although we recommend going for at least the 1TB model as some of the newer versions require up to 100GB of install space, so 500GB will fill up quickly.