Tag: Ssd

  • Guide Best PS5 SSD 2024: Boost Your PS5 Storage Capacity

    All PS5 M.2 NVMe SSD requirements and best Solid State Drive to buy

    What is the best PS5 SSD? Which PS5 SSD should you buy? Following a firmware update, you can expand your PlayStation 5's storage capacity (See Also: PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?) by purchasing a compatible internal PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD drive. However, due to the...

  • News Don't Worry, You Can Still Upgrade the PS5 Slim's SSD

    Space race

    The new PS5, colloquially known as the PS5 Slim, will replace the original model next month – and its main selling point is its detachable disc drive. For Sony, this design tweak will streamline its manufacturing process – but for consumers, it’ll also provide flexibility. The remodelled machine will also come in 30 per cent smaller...

  • News WD Black's Officially Licensed PS5 SSDs Now Include a 4TB Option for an Eye-Watering $550

    Lightning fast

    If you're currently in the market to upgrade your PS5 internal solid-state drive, manufacturer Western Digital has partnered with PlayStation to produce a line of officially licensed SSDs. Known officially as the WD_BLACK SN850P NVMe™ SSD, this was a collaboration we knew was in the works, but the pricey little stick (at $549.99 USD...

  • News It's Never Been Cheaper to Seriously Expand Your PS5's Storage Space

    Spaced out

    When the PS5 was first announced, there was some criticism of Sony’s decision to use non-proprietary expandable storage. This is because, rather than simply plug in an extra SSD, the manufacturer required you to open up your console, install heat sinks, and perform other “complicated” tasks more associated with building computers...

  • Guide Best PS5 External Hard Drives

    Best external USB drive options for PS5 and PS4

    What are the best external hard drives and SSDs for PS5? As ever, storage is something you'll need to think about when you get a PS5. The console's internal storage can only hold so many games, and if you're buying lots of titles, you'll definitely need a bit of extra space. Fortunately, using external...

  • News One of PS5's Best and Most Popular SSDs Now Has an Even Better Successor

    Western Digital's SN850X is available now

    A swanky new SSD is a vital bit of kit for any PS5 owner looking to expand their console's storage capacity, and Western Digital has been right up there as one of the most popular choices right from the off. The company was the very first to announce a PS5-ready SSD back in October 2020, and its WD_Black...

  • News Sony Officially Licenses PS5 SSD from Western Digital

    SN850 sports the branding

    Sony has collaborated with Western Digital to offer an officially licensed PS5 SSD that sports PlayStation branding. The SN850 NVMe SSD will wear the logo on its outer packaging, stating it is an "official licensed product" for PS5 consoles after undergoing hundreds of hours of testing. The SN850 NVMe SSD from Western...

  • Hardware Review Sabrent's PS5 SSD Heatsink Offers Console Convenience

    Easy installation is a big win

    Sony has enabled the PlayStation 5’s expanded storage slot, allowing you to dramatically increase the amount of software you can have installed at once. Rather than creating a proprietary solution, the manufacturer has instead opted for standard NVMe M.2 SSDs, which should help drive prices down as they become more...

  • News Samsung Designing New 980 Pro SSD Model Around PS5

    Heatsink ready

    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...

  • Guide PS5 SSD: How to Install a Compatible M.2 NVMe SSD and Expand Your Storage

    Add more storage space to your PS5

    How do you install an internal PS5 SSD and expand your storage? As any long-standing PlayStation 5 owner will tell you, the 825GB SSD that the console ships with doesn't go as far as you'd imagine (See Also: PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?). With the OS swallowing up a bit of space, you're ultimately...

  • News This Is the PS5 SSD System Architect Mark Cerny Is Using

    "It's going to be sweet"

    Sony is unlocking the PS5 SSD slot with a new firmware update, meaning you’ll be able to expand your internal storage with a high-speed solid-state drive. While these devices are expensive – you can find a full list of all compatible PS5 SSDs through the link – system architect Mark Cern

  • News Seagate FireCuda 530 Is the First Third-Party SSD Compatible with PS5

    But it comes at a cost

    Before the PlayStation 5 launched, system architect Mark Cerny said it would be a little while before third-party hardware manufacturers would produce SSDs compatible with the console, such is the speed of its internal drive. Now, though, it looks like some companies are catching up. Seagate's latest SSD, the FireCuda 530...

  • News Sony to Unlock PS5 Storage Extension This Summer


    You may be forgiven for forgetting, but the PlayStation 5 has a slot for you to insert an additional SSD storage device, it’s just been blocked from use since launch. This is because the platform holder is taking additional time to whitelist certain drives; the company wants to ensure that you purchase an SSD fast enough to run next-gen...

  • News Western Digital Reveals First PS5 Compatible SSD

    500GB, 1TB, and 2TB options

    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...

  • News This Could Be the First PS5 Compatible SSD

    Storage space

    Samsung has announced its new uber-fast SSD hard drive, and it could be the first that Sony whitelists for use in the PlayStation 5. As expected, it’s not cheap: 250GB will cost you $89.99, 500GB will retail for $149.99, and 1TB will set you back $229.99. Compared to the $219.99 cost of the Xbox Series X’s expandable storage, this...

  • Guide PS5 SSD: Why It's Better Than HDD

    PlayStation 5's speedy SSD storage explained

    PS5's SSD storage is a huge part of Sony's PlayStation 5 package, but what makes it so much better than a traditional HDD? Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will make use of an SSD, or Solid-State Drive, which will help with things like load times. But what does this actually mean? How does it make the PS5...

  • Guide Best PS4 External SSD Hard Drive Upgrades

    SSDs to suit every budget

    So you are a busy guy, you don't have time to change PS4 discs? Well you will definitely benefit from picking up a PS4 external hard drive, loading games from either your PS4's internal HDD or an external hard drive. But what if you want to take things to the next level? Transfer times faster than the speed of light? Games...

  • News PS5 SSD Could Reduce Game Sizes and Save Storage Space

    Another pro

    A really nifty thing about the PlayStation 5’s SSD hard drive is that it could actually result in smaller game sizes, thus reducing the footprint of titles in its 825GB storage space. The way games are designed now, many assets are replicated dozens of times over in order to enable them to be drawn into the scene quicker us

  • News PS5 Should Bring an End to Disguised Loading Screens

    No more boosting your buddy or crawling through cracks

    We’ve all played a game where you’re frequently forced to squeeze through cracks in a wall or boost your buddy up a ledge. This form of game design can be found in dozens of titles, but Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and God of War are particularly egregious examples. While the PlayStation...

  • News Mark Cerny Says the PS5's Specialised Solid-State Drive Is the 'Key' to Next-Gen

    Developers asked Sony for it

    The PS5 will make use of a "specialised" SSD, or solid-state drive, allowing for crazy fast load times and unprecedented console game performance. Said SSD is "key" to the next-gen console, according to Mark Cerny, the brain behind the PS4, and now, the upcoming PS5. Cerny describes the introduction of an SSD as "a true...

  • News PS5 Will Use a Specialised Solid-State Drive to Dramatically Reduce Load Times and Improve Performance in Games

    Game changer

    One key detail regarding the PS5 shared today, Sony's next-gen console will feature a "specialised" SSD, or solid-state drive. SSDs are fairly common in laptops and PCs these days, allowing for faster operating speeds when compared to regular hard drives. You may have heard people say that installing an SSD in your PS4 speeds up load...