As we informed you last week, Sony has just released the beta update to expand the internal storage capacity of the PS5 by inserting an additional SSD. Several models are already compatible and what we call “the architect of the PS5” has made its choice.
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Mark Cerny, the designer of the PS5 (who was also the designer of the PS4) revealed on Twitter the additional internal SSD model that he has installed on both his PS5 and that of his companion. The brain behind the architecture of the PlayStation 5 has therefore thrown itself into the WD_BLACK SN850 (with heat sink) from Western Digital.
Our solution for our very active PS5 household with two players? SSDs for him and her 🙂
A couple of great options for 7000MB / s that ended up dumping my $$$ on this one. Will be SWEET !!! pic.twitter.com/6TuqPwK49x
– Mark Cerny (@cerny) August 1, 2021
Western Digital is one of the lucky ones to now offer internal SSDs compatible with the PS5. The model personally selected by Mark Cerny and available in three versions with a heat sink: 500 GB (168.99 dollars), 1 TB (263.99 dollars) and 2 TB (545.99 dollars). Slightly cheaper versions without heat sinks are also available from these three SSDs. However, Sony recommends using SSDs that are equipped with a heat sink.
Choice for the moment limit
As these lines are written, only two manufacturers are currently offering SSDs whose compatibility with the PS5 is guaranteed. In addition to the already mentioned WD_BLACK SN850 from Western Digital, Seagate Firecuda 530 already works in Sony’s new generation console. Like Seagate’s competitor, the Firecuda 530 offers multiple storage capacities (500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and even 4TB) with or without a heat sink. And here, too, the bill can get dirty quickly (the 4TB model exceeds 1100 dollars).
As a reminder, the ability to increase the internal storage capacity of the PS5 is currently reserved for the only participants in the console’s beta firmware. Sony has not yet announced the date that this option will be made available to all PS5 users. Those taking part in the beta program set up by Sony will find more information on the requirements for an additional SSD in order to be compatible with the PS5. this address. As mentioned above, only an additional internal SSD can start a PS5 game exactly as it can from the console’s base memory.
Like Mark Cerny, are you going to add an internal SSD to your PS5? If so, which model will you choose? If not, what is your current storage solution? Are you satisfied with the SSD included in the console? Tell us all about it in the comments below.