PS5 Architect Mark Cerny Reveals His SSD of Choice to Expand PS5 Storage - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2021 / 5,630 Views
PlayStation 5 architect Mark Cerny, who also designed the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, via Twitter has revealed his SSD of choice to use as storage expansion in the PS5.
Cerny says he has opted to purchase a WD_BLACK SN850 with Heatsink. It is priced at $139.99 / £140.99 for 500GB, $249.99 / £218.99 for 1TB and $429.99 / £452.99 for 2TB.
You could buy the SSD for slightly less without a heatsink, however, Sony has recommended the use of a heatsink for expanding the PS5 storage with an SSD.
Western Digital last week announced its premium "WD_BLACK SN850 with Heatsink" SSD will work with the PlayStation 5.
Our solution to our very active two gamer PS5 household? His-and-hers SSDs :-)— Mark Cerny (@cerny) August 1, 2021
Couple of awesome options for 7000MB/s, ended up putting my $$ down on this one. Going to be SWEEET!!! pic.twitter.com/6TuqPwK49x
Sony Interactive Entertainment last week began to roll out PlayStation 5 system software beta version 2.0-04.00.00 to users who are in the PlayStation 5 system software beta program.
The PS5 system software beta update adds support to expand the console's storage with an M.2 SSD. You will need an M.2 SSD that’s PCIe Gen 4 and has read speeds of 5,500MB/s or faster and a of 250 GB minimum and no larger than 4 TB.
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