Western Digital SSD PS5 PlayStation 5 1

And just like that, the very first PlayStation 5 compatible has been announced. While there have been murmurings about Samsung drives, Western Digital has marked its SN850 as compatible with Sony’s next-gen console on a promotional pamphlet. The Japanese giant’s yet to officially publish a whitelist of compatible drives, but the hard drive manufacturer clearly feels pretty comfortable about this one. It can read data at speeds of 7GB/s and write data at speeds of 4.1GB/s, which should be good enough for the PS5.

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The drive is available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB permutations, and each option costs $149.99, $229.99, and $449.99 respectively. That’s obviously expensive, but it’s worth remembering that as the market matures, competition between manufacturers will drive prices down considerably, which is one of the benefits of Sony selecting a non-proprietary format. You can find out more about PS5’s SSD through the following links: PS5 SSD: Why It's Better Than HDD and Which SSD Drives Will Be Compatible with PS5?

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