In the message: If you are looking for an easy way to expand the internal storage of your PlayStation 5, Samsung has made a unique model of the 980 Pro SSD for the Sony console. It comes in 1TB and 2TB versions, has a heatsink to assist during extended gaming sessions, and can easily exceed Sony’s recommended serial speed for the PlayStation 5 expansion drive.
The PlayStation 5’s internal SSD is so fast that it forced Epic to rewrite parts of Unreal Engine 5 to calculate the new console’s faster storage architecture. However, the advertised storage is 825GB, of which users can only use a maximum of 667GB to keep their gaming library. Depending on the size of your games, you will likely encounter space issues even if you use Sony’s compression technology to reduce install sizes.
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Modern AAA titles swell in size every year, with some like Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War approaching 300 GB. Other notable offenders are Spider-Man Miles Morales (170.5 GB), Hitman 3 (105 GB), Destiny 2 (101 GB), NBA 2K22 (93 GB), The Last of Us 2 (93 GB), Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (91 GB), Mortal Kombat 11 (84 GB), Rainbow Six Siege Ultimate Edition (68 GB), Cyberpunk 2077 (64 GB), FIFA 21 (56 GB), Demon’s Souls (53 GB), Dirt 5 (53 GB).
Insert the M.2 expansion port on the PlayStation 5 to the rescue. Sony officially added support for M.2 software last month, which means you can now add up to 4TB of flash storage to your console. Today, Samsung announced its premium 980 Pro SSD specifically for the Sony console and paired it with a heatsink that fits easily into the space of a PlayStation 5 expansion slot.
The company says the heatsink is necessary to provide sustainable speeds of up to 7,000MB/s for sequential reads and up to 5,100MB/s for sequential writes. Dimensions are 24mm (width), 80mm (length), 8.6mm (height), and they fit right in for a PlayStation 5 SSD slot, but you’ll be able to install this in a desktop PC as well if you have enough clearance from other components.
As for when you’ll be able to purchase one, it will be available at retailers and Samsung’s online store on October 29. The 1TB model will cost you $249.99, and the 2TB model will cost you $449.99. Both come with a 5 year warranty.