The Samsung 980 Pro is one of the better SSDs you can fit into your PlayStation 5, but it's currently being sold without a heatsink, meaning you'll have to buy one separately and attach it yourself. That's not a particularly tough task, but it may prove daunting for those who don't wish to treat their console like a PC. Good news then because the firm is launching a new model with a heatsink attached right out of the box, allowing you to skip all that faffing about and get straight to installing it into your PS5.
Releasing on 29th October 2021, the new 980 Pro SSD model will retail at $249.99 for the 1TB version or $449.99 if you want to double the space. With sequential read speeds reaching 7,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 5,100 MB/s, the SSD comfortably beats Sony's minimum requirements for installation.
For more information on the Best PS5 SSDs in 2021, click the link. And when you've received your own solid-state drive, here's How to Install a Compatible M.2 NVMe SSD and Expand Your Storage.
Much cheaper to buy a bare drive and install your own heat sink.
Question: Do you need a heatsink to use the PS5 SSD slot?
Also yeah this is pretty overpriced.
Well I'll just be playing HDD Tetris for a few years until these prices decline. 1TB is hardly enough, and I'm not paying nearly the cost of the entire console just to double that.
Sure, it's cheaper to buy the heat sink separately, but it's still far too expensive for my liking.
The ever frustrating first world problems of inadequate storage space in modern electronics shall continue.
At first i taught it was the ps5 pro model.haha.wtf🤔😊😂😲😃.haha.word up son
I have a 8tb external for my PS4 games! I don't think I don't think I will ever add a M.2 NVMe SSD to my PS5 unless they hit around $100.
Cheaper to hire the 9 year old kids to manufacture one yourself.
Solution to low hardware space woes: faster internet.
I just delete what I don't want and even huge games only take a couple minutes to download. I do feel bad for those out there that either have bad net or caps though. Gaming in this online heavy world can be tough nowadays.
I bought a 1TB 980 pro recently for $250 aud, that's about $200 uncle sam Buckaroos.
$50 USD for a heat sink is a bit steep lol.
@HotGoomba you don't need it at all, I've been running mine since the firmware dropped and never had issues even with high demand SSD games like Rachet and Clank or returnal. They are designed to slow down if they get too hot, but looking where it is located I don't think that will be an issue, its in a own enclosed area that also has cooling.
ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 BLADE 1TB at Amazon, £145.
Got mine last week, comes with thin heatsink and clocks over 6200mb/s.
Faster then the Sammy 980 pro.
@AgentGuapo Availability notwithstanding, it's almost cheaper just to buy an entire second PS5
I'm amazed that my PC still loads games a bit faster than my PS5. Both are so quick it makes no difference, Just enough time for a swig of tea. But it does seem to tell me the PS5 does nothing a standard PCIe 4 nvme drive will do as well. I will not bother with top spec / top priced memory when the times comes to expand and will punt for the best value PCIe4 SSD going at the time. Same as I put in my PC that again, loads a second or two faster than the PS5 does with its internal drive. But if your talking 6 or 8 seconds it makes so little difference its not worth dropping a stack of cash on.
So much depends on how long outlets will charge list price.
In US prices, the 1TB without a heat sink has a suggested retail of $230, but was available earlier this week for $175. The difference between $230 and $250 is fine for a heat sink - so if I can pick it up for $195, that's not looking bad.
@Denni5m @Zag_Man Thank you, I will consider getting an SSD and heatsink soon
I went with the WD Black SN850 without the heat sink. Installing the heatsink was as easy as opening the PlayStation 5 and installing the drive. Save some money and buy one without a heatsink.
Can't be more overpriced than those SanDisk Switch SD cards.
I put my own heatsink on my WD. If you can figure out how to put it in the PS5, you can add a heatsink. WD’s factory heatsink looks great, this one looks like the one I paid $10 for.
@Denni5m it’s cheap to add one. I’d put something on there.
@TooBarFoo I guess if the difference is 8 to 10 secs WHILE the game is streaming level data, textures etc then you don’t want to be getting pop in while playing a game.
Game load times - who cares.
I think it’s most likely only Sony first party games that will eventually take advantage of the IO in a couple of years as everyone’s too busy making sure the games are backwards compatible with previous gen consoles & majority of PC’s
I dont fully understand how 1tb isnt enough? I would say i'm more than a casual gamer but i have around 7 games installed on my ps5 ssd and around 8 installed on my 1tb external hdd including warzone so with the really good compression on the ps5 what exactly is eating that space up? Jesus are you all just hoarders?
I don't see the problem with the current disk space, especially if your internet speed is not too low or don't have a monthly cap. I just download a few, play one or two at a time and, after I beat them, I download another one.
@Northern_munkey reading some of the comments under the "what are you playing this weekend" articles, it doesn't surprise me that much. Some people seem to be playing 10 different games at a time. I don't get it, but if that's how they have fun, who am I to judge (or understand them)?
@naruball same here i keep my must plays installed but i really cant see how 1tb is just not enough..
@ATaco you dont even need super fast internet. I just have my ps4 games on an external HDD and shuttle any PS5 games im not using onto it as well.
I havent found any reason to stump out for another SSD yet and, being honest, cant see one coming along anytime soon.
@Futureshark I doubt that it would fit into the PS5. The heatsink of that SSD is too thick.
no, thats the old version with the fatter heatsink.
I'm talking about this one, here's a pic of it in a PS5 too! (about halfway down the page)
Amazon link, remember to check the 18% off voucher to get the price down.
449.99USD is £330 in UK. The 2tb 980pro without heatsink is currently £326 on amazon here.
I can see it selling well here at that price.
I already have a Samsung 2tb 980 pro with Qivynsry heatsing in my PS5. Works like a dream alongside my Samsung 2tb T7 external ssd which has my PS4 games on
On Amazon the WD Black 850 1TB with a heat-sink is double the price of the non heat-sink version which is currently £139 and its little brother the 1TB SN750 is £100.
Waiting for a bit lower prices before pouncing. Aiming nearer 1TB for £100 or 2TB for £200-£250.
Have a few price alerts set up for certain SSD's, but will eye more closely around black Friday or Jan/Feb when the tech prices usually tumble after all the new 2022 tech is announced at CES etc.
I got a SSD and put it in my Sink but the Sink is to big to fit inside the PS5(maybe I should take the Taps off my Kitchen Sink) I am still going to wait until this time next year about Black Friday time and hopefully pick up a cheaper one(+ there will be more choice to)
@TheGrizMan yeah I actually have one laying around as well but just CBF, it works fine. It's better to have them on, but for people who are afraid of attaching them or don't have one it's fine to just use.
@Weebleman yeah you don't actually need one, but it's nice not having to stuff around moving things around all the time. That's the whole point.
@Denni5m mate, i used to load games from a tape cassette, waiting a few minutes while something moves from one hard drive to another is a non issue if you ask me.
@Weebleman yeah same here, but progress is good lol. And at least now we don't have to watch colourful lines across the screen for 15 mins only to be greeted with a error message! Damn you California Games!
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