Many gamers had been patiently waiting for Sony to announce that they were unlocking the SSD expansion bay on the PS5. But finally, Sony uploaded a new patch that will allow users to expand their console’s in-built storage by adding an additional SSD device within the expansion bay.
Below we detail what sort of SSD devices are compatible with the PS5 as well as compare and find cheap PS5 SSD devices from a range of Australian retailers.
What SSD Devices are PS5 Compatible?
Along with the new patch enabling the expansion bay, Sony announced that M.2 type SSD devices are compatible with the PS5. Sony also listed some additional specifications for the SSD devices and are listed below:
|Interface||PCI-Express Gen4x4 supported M.2 NVMe SSD (Key M)|
|Storage||250 GB–4 TB|
|Supported sizes||2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110|
|Size including heat-dissipation mechanism||Width: up to 25 mm|
Length: 30/40/60/80/110 mm
Thickness: up to 11.25 mm (up to 8.0 mm from above the board, up to 2.45 mm from below the board)
|Sequential read speed||5500 MB/s or faster is recommended|
|Socket type||Socket 3 (Key M)|
Comparing PS5 Compatible SSD Devices:
When comparing compatible SSD devices there are we couple of things we need to consider.
First is the size you need. The PS5 expansion bay can take anywhere between 250GB to 4TB. The most common size people are expanding their PS5 is 1TB and as such all the products we are comparing are 1TB.
The second thing to consider is the heatsink which is a critical requirement. Some SSD devices don’t initially come with a heatsink and as such need to be brought separately and installed. Even though heatsinks by themselves are relatively cheap and the process on installing the heatsink to the SSD device is not that hard all the products we are comparing come with a heatsink.
Best SSD Devices
We consider the Seagates Firecuba 530 1TB with heatsink to be the best SSD device for the PS5. In relation to price and quality, this is overall the best. See below for current pricing from retailers.
Cheapest SSD Devices
As seen below we have compared the cheapest SSD devices with 1TB storage and heatsinks from three Australian retailers being Amazon Australia, JB Hi-Fi, and The Good Guys. Overall the XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade is the best cheap PS5 SSD device we have found. This is followed by Samsung 980 from JB Hi-Fi and the FireCuba 530 from The Good Guys.
Although we have listed the cheapest at each retailer we have also added the Amazon price for the FireCuba 530 (which we consider being the best SSD for PS5). From our comparison, the FireCuba 530 is generally the cheapest from Amazon but at the time of writing are all require international delivery to come to Australia. So either you buy it cheaper with long lead time from Amazon or more expensive locally with fast delivery times.
Speed reigns—Seagate’s FireCuda 530 dominates the SSD lineup, delivering pure performance, absolute power, the most advanced components, and unrivaled endurance Exhilarating performance up to 7300MB/s—harness the full power of PCIe Gen4 speeds to dominate next-generation games...