With the official version of the firmware released by Sony and the opening of the M.2 SSD expansion slot of PlayStation 5, many players are eager to increase the storage capacity of PlayStation 5. After all, the original 825GB SSD is not enough. The slightly tricky thing is that PlayStation 5 has very high requirements for SSD specifications. It must support PCI-E 4.0 x4, with a capacity between 250GB and 4TB, and a read speed of at least 5500 MB/s. In order to ensure the stability of work, the M.2 SSD must be equipped with a heat sink, and there are specifications. The length of the heat sink is up to 110mm, the width does not exceed 25mm, and the maximum thickness is 11.25mm.
There are not many SSD models on the market that can meet the performance requirements of Sony, and Samsung’s 980 Pro is one of them. In order to meet the needs of gamers to use the 980 Pro to expand the storage of PlayStation 5, Samsung has launched the 980 Pro SSD for PlayStation 5. Its overall size is 24mm x 80mm x 8.6mm, and the specially designed heat sink fits well with the installation of the PlayStation 5 M.2 SSD expansion slot. This heat sink is also very similar in color to the 980 Pro, both in matte black.
The 980 Pro with heat sink will be available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, priced at $249.99 and $449.99 respectively, and will be available on October 29. There is no news about the 250GB and 500GB versions for the time being. Due to the small capacity, Samsung may not provide a small-capacity version with a heat sink.