This PS5 SSD just crashed to $154 — and its the cheapest 2TB hard drive I’ve ever seen

Corsair MP600 Pro LPX SSD with a Tom's Guide deal tag
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I’ve been tracking PS5 SSD deals for almost two years, and while there have been some big savings on popular models like the WD_Black SN850 and the Samsung 980 Pro in that time, Amazon is currently offering the cheapest PS5 SSD I've ever seen. 

Right now, the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 2TB SSD is on sale for $154 at Amazon. That’s a solid $25 discount compared to its regular list price of $179. And, it’s not only the lowest price ever for this specific model, but it’s also the cheapest price I’ve ever spotted for a 2TB PS5 SSD, full stop. 

Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 2TB SSD: was $179 now $154 @ Amazon

Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 2TB SSD: was $179 now $154 @ Amazon
The Corsair MP600 Pro LPX is a fully PS5-compatible SSD and the 2TB model has just dropped to its lowest price ever at Amazon. Thanks to this model coming with a preinstalled heatsink it can be slotted straight into your PS5, and it'll more than triple your console's hard drive space. We also saw excellent performance in our testing.

The Corsair MP600 Pro LPX might not have the officially-licensed seal of approval enjoyed by the WD_Black SN850, but it still makes our roundup of the best PS5 internal drives. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, Corsair is the leader in the PC component market, so certainly knows its way around a hard drive. And rest assured, this PS5-compatible model is just as well-constructed as its computer hardware. 

As you would expect, the drive comfortably meets all of Sony’s specifications for a PS5 SSD, and it blazed through our testing with ease. While Corsair claims a read speed of up to 7,100MBps our PS5 reported only 5,561MBps, but don’t let that dissuade you. We found it easily kept pace with its rival drive and loaded up the massive open-world game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in just 50 seconds. This was tied for the joint fastest time in our PS5 SSD testing. 

This 2TB model on sale at Amazon comes with a heatsink preinstalled which is handy as Sony advises that any SSD slotted into the PS5’s Storage Expansion bay needs to have 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 significantly more convenient and saves you a lot of hassle.  

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Corsair MP600 PRO LPX

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You should also note that adding an internal SSD to your PS5 console doesn’t require the removal of the stock drive. That means that when you add an extra 2TBs of storage, you get all that extra space in addition to the 667GBs of useable storage that comes with the PS5 as standard. That’s more than enough room to hold dozens of the best PS5 games, and you’ll even have space left over for any large patches or meaty DLC expansions. 

Now that the PS5 is more than two years old, you might be finding the console’s stock hard drive isn’t big enough to hold your entire library of next-gen games. That’s why a PS5 SSD is a seriously smart investment, and even if you’ve still got room to spare, it’s worth picking one up now to ensure you’ve got extra space to play with when you need it most.  

Meanwhile, if you’re looking to increase your PS5 hard drive space while spending as little as possible, the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 500GB SSD is on sale for $55 at Amazon, that’s half off its full retail price of $109. Although we recommend going for at least a 1TB model as some new releases demand as much as 100GB of install space so 500GB will fill up fast.  

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.