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The Best SSD For PS5 2021

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Sony has finally made its requirements public.

Update, 29/7/11AM: Sony finally confirms the specifications for PS5 SSDs. To compile a list, we are talking to the drive companies and reviewing the guidelines. We will add this to our page soon. Keep checking back!

We’ve been frequently asked what drive would be the best for expanding your PS5 game storage since the announcement that the PS5 will have an NVMe SSD slot. Sony finally revealed the specifications for filling this internal SSD slot in late July.

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Requirements for PS5 SSD

Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 (x4) M.2 NVMe SSD
Capacity 250GB, 500GB and 1TB. 2TB. 4TB.
Heatsink Required
Sequential readings Recommendation: 5500MB/s
Form factor 2230, 2242 and 2226, 2280, 2280, 2220, 2260, 2220, 2280, 22110
Total size w/ heatsink 110 x 25 x 11.25 millimetres
4.33×0.984×0.442 inches
Heatsink max height (above SSD) 2.45 millimetres
0.96 inches
Heatsink max height (above SSD) 8 millimetres
0.31 inches

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Which external SSD is best for PS4 and PS5 games?

You can get a external SSD for PS4 games on PS5 and PS4 if you want it. We have thoughts about the subject.

For our top picks of portable SSD drives, see our article on the best external drives for PS4 here. If you need recommendations for slow but more affordable external hard drives, check out our article about best external drives for PS4 here.

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If your adblocker has been disabled, we have included links to “where you can buy” for both the US and UK. These drives work well on PS5, however, you can’t install, copy, or run PS4 games from external SSDs.

This article is hoped to be useful.

Publited at Thu 29 July 2021, 11:51:15 +10000

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