Sony PS5 latest beta software starts to support self-expanding M.2 SSD

Sony and Microsoft both emphasized on the next-generation consoles that the current game loading speed has a lightning-fast experience, which is mainly due to their built-in high-speed SSD storage. However, the Sony Play Station 5 has only 825GB of built-in storage space, which is not enough to handle hundreds of GB of game files. Fortunately, it also reserves a standard M.2 SSD expansion slot. In the latest beta software update of PS5, Sony has begun to open this expansion slot to players, who can expand the SSD by themselves.

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But don’t be happy too early, the PS5 expansion slot is PCI-E 4.0 standard. In their official documents, Sony requires the continuous read speed of M.2 SSD to reach 5500MB/s. In order to ensure the best gaming experience, to fully utilize this performance, you need to purchase high-end M.2 SSDs such as Samsung 980 Pro and Western Digital SN850.

What’s more interesting is that Sony recommends that players install M.2 SSD by themselves. Need to have a heat dissipation vest. For PC DIY players, of course, this requirement can be understood. Because these PCI-E 4.0 standard M.2 SSDs are too hot to run, they may lose speed or even disks, but now high-end PCI-E 4.0 M.2 SSDs have their own heat sinks.