The PS5 comes with 1TB of onboard storage, however it s not super challenging to fill the whole drive– even if you do not have a lots of games. Fortunately, a current firmware upgrade included assistance for select M. 2 SSDs, so individuals can increase their storage room with family member simplicity. This is various from Microsoft s method with the Xbox Collection X|S, which utilizes an exclusive storage card for interior memory expansion, thanks to Seagate. Sony s purpose is to offer you a lot more liberty to determine which drive matches you ideal.

To use an M. 2 SSD with the PS5, it needs to have a heatsink. Some consumer drives feature a heatsink currently connected, while others necessitate acquiring a heatsink individually (they are low-cost). While Sony hasn t released a main checklist of all suitable M. 2 SSDs, there is a checklist of referrals on Sony s main web page for the upgrade.

PS5 M. 2 SSD needs

All SSDs will need to stick to the following specs for compatibility with the PS5:

User interface : PCIe Gen4 x4 M. 2 NVMe SSD
Sequential Read Speed : A minimum of 5,500 MB/s.
Form Aspect : M. 2 type 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, or 22110.
Outlet Type : Outlet 3 (Key M).
Capability : 250GB– 4TB.
Cooling Structure : Calls for either in a single-sided style, or double-sided heatsink.
Overall dimension consisting of heatsink : much less than 110mm (L) x 25mm (W) x 11.25 mm (H).

Any kind of SSD you mount will certainly have to consist of a heatsink also, which is very important to note because not all NVMe SSDs ship with them. Furthermore, some suitable SSDs may ship with a heatsink that breaches the dimension limitations, indicating you will require to remove it and change it with a third-party option if that s the situation.

Ideal PS5 M. 2 SSD alternatives until now.

There s a whole lot to consider right currently when trying to pick an ideal storage option, yet we ve rounded up some good selections based upon the requirements offered by Sony. We have directly examined the Samsung 980 Pro and also can validate it works splendidly. Samsung is also releasing a version of the 980 Pro that comes with a heatsink attached.

WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe Gen4 SDD (without heatsink) — $200.
Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB NVMe Gen4 SSD (without heatsink) — $240.
Important P5 Plus 1TB NVMe Gen4 SSD (requires heatsink) — $180.
Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB NVMe Gen4 SSD — $242.
PNY XLR8 1TB NVMe Gen4 SSD (calls for heatsink) — $157.
IcePC Graphene Layer Copper NVMe SDD Heatsink — $10.

For even more options for increasing your PS5 s storage, look into our guide to the very best outside hard disks and SSDs, which can store PS5 video games when you re not playing them to free up room on your internal SSD. You can likewise keep as well as play PS4 video games directly off an external USB drive. These are usually much less costly, as well as if you intend to hold off until Sony has an official list of suggested internal SSDs, these can aid liberate room on your console in the meantime.