PS5 pushes official firmware version to open M.2 SSD expansion slot

Sony has previously opened the built-in M.2 SSD expansion slot in a beta version of the system upgrade, and in the September system update pushed today, this M.2 SSD expansion slot will be open to all players. Sony’s official website has released the official tutorial for installing M.2 SSD on PS5, and there are also requirements for SSD.

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If the SSD is installed in the PS5 to be recognized by the system, it must support PCI-E 4.0 x4, and the capacity can be from 250GB to 4TB, and it can support M.2 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 multiple specifications. It is recommended that the reading speed exceed 5500MB/s. In addition, Sony also requires that M.2 SSD must be installed with a heat sink for effective heat dissipation to ensure the stability of the SSD during operation. As the size of the SSD expansion compartment in PS5 is limited, the length of the M.2 SSD radiator is up to 110mm, the width does not exceed 25mm, and the maximum thickness is 11.25mm.

After M.2 SSD is installed on PS5, it can be used to download, copy and launch PS5 and PS4 games and media applications, which can increase the available space of the PS5 host. Players can freely move games on the PS5 console’s built-in SSD, extended M.2 SSD, and external USB storage devices.

This system update also includes some experience improvements to the PS5 user interface navigation, improvements to the PlayStation Now user interface, and the addition of 3D audio support to the TV’s built-in speakers.