Good news for people wanting to add more storage to their PS5s: the next major firmware update for the new PlayStation console will add in the following:
- M.2 SSD storage expansion support,
- UX enhancements, 3D audio for built-in TV speakers,
- PlayStation Trophy trackers
The SSD expansion option is clearly the most-requested feature from every user out there who aren’t satisfied with the 875GBs-or-less they have to work with. There’s even a F.A.Q. on how to add an M.2 SSD to your PS5 console. Here are the basic answers and a how-to video that goes step-by-step:
|Interface||PCI-Express Gen4x4 supported M.2 NVMe SSD (Key M)|
|Storage||250 GB–4 TB|
|Supported sizes||2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110|
|Size including heat-dissipation mechanism||Width: up to 25 mm
Length: 30/40/6080/110 mm
Thickness: up to 11.25 mm (up to 8.0 mm from above the board, up to 2.45 mm from below the board)
|Sequential read speed||5500 MB/s or faster is recommended|
|Socket type||Socket 3 (Key M)|
- Both single-sided and double-sided M.2 SSD devices are supported.
- M.2 SATA SSDs aren’t supported.
- Remove the M.2 SSD before sending your PS5 for repair.
- You must format the entire M.2 SSD for the PS5 if you want to fully use it for the console.
Good move, PlayStation. Check out the breakdown video below, as well as a guide on how to install an M.2 SSD to your PS5: