Sony has finally activated the SSD upgrade on PlayStation 5 after a long time. As we mentioned earlier, there are some requirements if you want to install an SSD in your PS5.

The requirements listed by Sony do not seem as stringent as expected. However, we wouldn’t be wrong if we say that you have to pay a good price for this upgrade, especially in our country’s high prices. Because SSD sequential read speed needs to be at least 5500 MB/s, and these drives using PCIe 4.0 interface are expensive compared to many players. It should also be noted that M. 2 SSDs in all form factors can be installed in the console.

The console manufacturer says that the drive should have mudollarka cooling, and the maximum size isdollaryellow you can see in the table. Of course, depending on preference, it is possible to install the SSD without cooling. You can also choose a model with ready cooling or you can buy an external cooling.

How to Upgrade SSD?

You can find all the steps you need to follow for PlayStation 5 SSD replacement in the guide video we have prepared.

Interface PCIe Gen4 x4 M. 2 NVMe SSD
Capacity 250GB – 4TB
Cooling Required: can be taken together or separately.
Sequential read speed Recommended speed of 5500 MB/s or higher.
Form factor 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 or 22110
Maximum size including heatsink Smaller than 110 mm (L) x 25 mm (W) x 11.25 mm (H).
Length (Same as form factor) 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm, 110mm
Width A 22mm wide M.2 SSD.
It must be under 25 mm including cooling.
Height M. Total height including 2 SSDs and heatsink must be less than 11.25mm.

Refrigerated Models

  • Western Digital Black SN850
  • Seagate Firecuda 530
  • Patriot Viper VP4300

Uncooled Models

  • Samsung 980 Pro
  • Corsair MP600 Pro (with short heatsink)
  • Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus
  • Crucial P5 Plus (sizedollaryellow should be checked again)

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