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Gigabyte Confirms It Has a PS5 Ready SSD

Gigabyte Confirms It Has a PS5 Ready SSD - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 August 2021 / 1,535 Views

Hardware manufacturer Gigabyte has confirmed via Twitter it has a PlayStation 5 ready SSD. The Aorus Gen 4 7000 series SSD meets the requirements to be compatible with Sony's next-generation console. 

The 1 TB Aorus Gen 4 7000 series SSD is priced at $209.99, while the 2 TB SSD is priced at $409.99. You can purchase the SSD on Newegg, which includes a $10 discount.

Western Digital last week announced its premium "WD_BLACK SN850 with Heatsink" SSD will work with the PlayStation 5. PS5 architect Mark Cerny said he has opted to purchase a WD_BLACK SN850 with Heatsink for his PS5.

The Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 with Heatsink SSD is priced at $139.99 / £140.99 for 500GB, $249.99 / £218.99 for 1TB and $429.99 / £452.99 for 2TB.

Seagate has also said its FireCuda 530 SSD with a heatsink is compatible with the PS5. It is priced at $169.99 for 500GB, $274.99 for 1TB, $569.99 for 2TB and $1,049.99 for 4TB.

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. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Giggity_goo (on 03 August 2021)

can buy a 2nd pa5 for the price some are asking

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DonFerrari Giggity_goo (on 03 August 2021)

The question will be, is it easier to find a 2TB SSD for 399 or another PS5

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 03 August 2021)

Jeez SSD will take a while before people start buying em

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DonFerrari (on 02 August 2021)

No news here =p

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mutantsushi DonFerrari (on 02 August 2021)

Besides learning that "Cerny's personal choice" favored the maximal mass-market appeal 500MB option, passing over larger volume options who can beat Western Digital in price. Most people don't really need more than internal 825+500MB anyways IMHO.

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DonFerrari mutantsushi (on 03 August 2021)

Don't forget they already gave the news of what Mark prefers.

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