One of the biggest criticisms the PS5 faced at its launch was undoubtedly lack of storage. The console’s super-fast SSD barely leaves room for a handful of games, which is a problem for many users.
The PS5 has an expansion bay for expand internal storage. Through an M.2 disk port you can expand the capacity of the console, but the problem is that it’s not active.
Sony reported that support for the PS5 external storage app would come later, but a few months after launch, we still have no news.
Now, rumors suggest that the company could take advantage of a summer update to activate support for M.2 SSDs and, therefore, to expand storage.
Support for M.2 SSDs on PS5
This is not an official confirmation, since it comes from a Bloomberg report. It mentions that the summer firmware, is will improve some aspects of the console.
Among them, in addition to support for expanded internal storage, it will also accelerate the speed of the PS5 fans
In fact, the increase in fan speed would be related to the activation of the M.2 slot.
According to the specs, third-party storage drives should be almost as fast as the SSD built into the console. This means that the temperature of the M.2 chips is going to be high, so the cooling needs of the console will increase.
As we pointed out in our review, the PS5 is equipped with an 825GB SSD. We can actually only use 667GB of usable space when what the system uses is formatted and discounted.
Yes OK can connect an external USB disk, The truth is that this storage is only compatible for PS4 games in backward compatibility mode, so the space for PS5 titles is only 667GB.
We will have to wait, therefore, to see if this summer Sony updates its console to offer support to the high-speed and high-capacity M.2.
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