Support for the M.2 SSD on the PlayStation 5 is finally coming. The ability to expand storage space is one of the most common desires of owners. Until now, an external drive could be connected to the PS5 via USB, but PS5 games could not be played through it. Only PS4 titles worked this way.
Not only speed but also maximum dimensions are suggested. The manufacturer claims that it cannot guarantee that all M.2 SSDs will work.
Internal storage needs to be expanded to meet the needs of PS5 games with the help of high-speed M2 SSDs that meet Sony’s relatively accurate requirements. This option is first seen by those who are testing the firmware in beta, and then the general version will come. Beta is even available in some areas. PlayStation opens in the support section of the St official website Special pageIt is completely dedicated to adding a new disk.
Not only speed but also maximum dimensions are suggested. The manufacturer claims that not all M.2 SSDs can be guaranteed to work and therefore the performance of third party products cannot be guaranteed. Although the speed is adequate, it is not clear that the result will be the same in all cases when playing from internal storage.
By the way, the recommended data read speed is 5500 MB / s and faster. Capacity can range from 250GB to 4TB. Unlike the Xbox Series, in this case, to expand the storage, you need to open the console itself, so you need to have the appropriate screwdriver on hand and pay attention.
At the same time the manufacturer Seagate ConfirmedIt’s his Firecuda 530 NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD compatible with PS5. Tests carried out directly by the company Sony and Firecuda 530 met all the requirements. It offers read speeds of up to 7300 MB / s. The 500GB version will cost $ 170, the 1TB version 5 275, the 2TB version 70 570 and the 4TB version 0,050. Seagate itself says that there is not much disk space on the console and thanks to its economical design. Coincidentally, Seagate also makes a certified 1TB Xbox Series expandable memory card. It is usually sold in our country for 6 to 7 thousand crowns depending on the specific dealer. Its intervention is incomparably easier.
Earlier, Bloomberg had brought the official news that Sony was tuning in to fan activity, which should be able to withstand the extra heat after the SSD expansion. Experts have warned from the outset that the cost of these discs will be high from the start, and it will not wait for the results of the first tests to perform well.
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