The PS5 continues to be scarce midway into Q3 2021. So, it might be a very big temptation if ever you were offered one of the disk version consoles. You might actually have snatched one and already enjoying playing next-gen gaming with one. You probably have downloaded the latest PS+ titles available. But then, when downloading the latest titles digitally, you feel very excited – but voila! You’re out of storage space. What do you do? Delete old games? No, you expand your PS5’s storage. Here’s how to expand your PS5’s storage capabilities.
The bad news is, it will require you to shell out some cash. The latest PS5 firmware system update has finally enabled the M.2 SSD expansion slot. Formerly just a beta feature, all PS5 owners who updated to the latest system update can now enjoy this feature.
This means that you’d now be able to install an M.2 SSD and increase your PS5’s storage space. However, it will require a little bit of tinkering – opening up the PS5 and plugging in an M.2 SSD. You can’t also just plug in any M.2 SSD, too. It has to be compatible with the PS5’s high-speed transfer technology. Those SSDs will run you some cash, so you better be prepared with your wallet. Make sure to purchase only a compatible storage device, or else just buy one that’s been certified by Sony.
Or, you know, you can also just get an external hard drive.
Which Internal SSDs can you buy for your PS5?
So far, the following SSDs have been confirmed to work with the PS5 (thank you, IGN):
- WD_Black 1TB SN850 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD
- Samsung 980 PRO 1TB PCIe SSD
- Sabrent 1TB Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD
- PNY XLR8 CS3040 1TB M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 Internal SSD
- GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2
- Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4
- Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB Internal Solid State Drive – M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4
Whichever you get, these M.2 SSD storage devices can help you download new games worry-free.