Since its release last November, PlayStation 5 and PS5 Digital Edition owners have been facing some storage issues. Indeed, with an SSD of only 825GB, the consoles are quickly running out of space. Until now, it was possible to add an external hard drive in order to install PS4 games that don’t require the power of the PS5.

After more than eight months of waiting, Sony is finally about to make its consoles compatible with SSD expansions. Here’s the first information and requirements for expanding your machine’s storage capacity.

The first SSDs are coming to PS5

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On its official website, PlayStation has revealed the first information regarding the addition of an SSD on PS5. Until now, PS5 games could only be installed and launched from the console’s original internal SSD. In a few days, players who are members of the beta tester program will be able to add storage via an internal M.2 SSD.

As you can see, not all SSDs will be compatible with your PS5. You’ll have to make sure you have an internal M.2 SSD, which comes in several models offering up to 4TB of storage capacity (for more than $1,100 all the same).

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Thanks to these schematics, we get some more details about the M.2 SSDs compatible with the PS5.

  • Interface: M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD
  • Capacity: 250GB to 4TB
  • Cooling Structure : Mandatory for use on PS5
  • Sequential read speed : At least 5500MB/s recommended
  • Module Width: 22mm (drive(25 mm width not supported)
  • Format: 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110 (M.2 type).
  • Socket type: Socket 3 (M key)
  • Total dimensions with cooling structure: Approx. 110 mm (length) x 25 mm (width) x 11.25 mm (height)
  • Length (depending on model): 30 mm, 42 mm, 60 mm, 80 mm, 110 mm
  • Width: The total structure should not exceed 25 mm (0.984 in).
  • Height: The total height of the M.2 SSD must be less than 11.25 mm (0.442 in.). The space under the card must be less than 2.45mm (0.096″).
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However, the price of M.2 SSDs is still quite high. Count on about 187€ for a 500GB model. More than 303€ for a 1TB model and finally, almost 1171€ for the biggest 4TB model.

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