Seagate launches Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD
Seagate has unveiled the Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD, a storage expansion solution meticulously tailored for the Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console. Officially sanctioned and equipped with complementary firmware, this device seamlessly integrates with both standard and digital versions of the console, allowing gamers to revel in their gaming experiences without the vexing compulsion to relinquish beloved games due to redundancy in downloads.
The inaugural batch of the Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD proffers capacities of 1TB and 2TB, with dimensions encapsulated at 80.85mm x 24.22mm x 11.1mm, and weighing a mere 46.7g. Employing the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface and fortified with Seagate-certified E18 controller and 3D TLC NAND flash memory, the device bestows the console with augmented speed and enhanced durability, optimizing gaming performance to its zenith. Boasting maximal sequential read speeds of 7300 MB/s and write velocities of 6900 MB/s, with a staggering random read and write of 1M IOPS, its mean time between failures stands at an impressive 1,800,000 hours.
Seagate underscores that the Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is endowed with a bespoke cooling solution, instrumental in efficacious heat dissipation, ensuring peak performance is sustained over protracted periods. Its installation process remains refreshingly uncomplicated; a solitary screwdriver suffices to augment storage capabilities. A pivotal advisory for gaming aficionados: prior to the installation of the Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD, it’s imperative to update the PlayStation 5 console’s system software to version 21.02-04.00.00 or its subsequent iterations.
The 1TB and 2TB variants of the Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD are priced at $99.99 and $159.99 respectively, with Seagate bestowing a generous five-year warranty upon its acquisition.