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#1  Edited By Gym_Lion
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From Eurogamer

'It looks like support for the PlayStation 5's SSD expansion slot is finally coming.

Sony has published a new support page on how to add an M.2 SSD to a PS5.

Firmware which supports M.2 SSDs is only available to beta users right now, but will be enabled for everyone in an upcoming system update.

Rather hilariously, the instructions for installing your new SSD are rather cumbersome. The support page states: "Before you begin, you'll need:

  • A well-lit room with a table to work on
  • A #1 Phillips or cross-head screwdriver
  • A small flashlight (optional)

There are also 12 steps for the installation itself.

By contrast, installing the expansion card on the Xbox Series consoles is as simple as plugging it in a bit like a memory card.

Just to make things a little more complicated, you can't just buy any old SSD off the shelf. There are specific dimensional and internal specifications, like the one below.'

Seagate confirms FireCuda 530 is PlayStation 5 ready (finder.com.au)

500GB$199
500GB (with heatsink)$239
1TB$349
1TB (with heatsink)$399
2TB$729
2TB (with heatsink)$819
4TB$1,429
4TB (with heatsink)$1,499
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#2 SecretPolice
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They're not known worldwide as Phony, the one and only, for nuttin ya know. lol

Poo cows. :P

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#3 R4gn4r0k
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$70 games and $200 memory expansions.

Awesome gen.

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#4 sealionact
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Finally ps5 gets external storage….and it’s more expensive than Xbox’s solution!

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#5 deactivated-642321fb121ca
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@sealionact said:

Finally ps5 gets external storage….and it’s more expensive than Xbox’s solution!

To be fair that example is one of the most expensive because of the speeds.

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#6  Edited By sakaiXx
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Price quoted in Australian Dollar. Much cheaper in USD. Ok not that cheap.

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#7 robert_sparkes
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So after all that it is more expensive than the expansion card.

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#8 deactivated-642321fb121ca
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@robert_sparkes said:

So after all that it is more expensive than the expansion card.

UK: Xbox = £179 (Slow memory card)

UK: PS5: = £144 (random 4000/5000 speed SSD)

US must be vastly different on pricing, unless Sony are restricting all compatible SSD's to Seagate Firecuda 530.

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#9 Telekill
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Great news but I'm going to still wait a couple years. I want that Seagate Firecuda 530 4TB with heatsink. It currently runs $1000 US. I can wait till it drops significantly in price.

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#10 navyguy21
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$200 for 500GB?? Wtf??

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#11 Sushiglutton
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You have to be very explicit for the American market to not get sued. Like writing on a cup of coffee that it’s hot. If someone tries to change the sdd in total darkness and accidently drill their hand, it could cost Sony billions 😂

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Now with two SSDs the graphics are going to be even better.

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#13 JasonOfA36
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It should be really easy, honestly. It's like adult Legos.

That said, that's really, really expensive. I guess the PS5 SSD does cure cancer.

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@ghost_of_phobos said:

Now with two SSDs the graphics are going to be even better.

😂

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#15  Edited By SecretPolice
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What you expect installing secret alien tech is gonna be easy? C'mon!!!

Lol :P

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#16 Gifford38
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theres a 199 1tb one some were that I seen. forgot were I seen it. im going to look it up.

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#17 jaydan
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Pointless instruction manual details that SW will have a field day examining and pulling apart for higher meaning.

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Sony didn't think this through.

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#20 mrbojangles25
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Dude think of all the triangles you could get with those hard drives!

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#21 regnaston
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So do you need the heatsink version or can you use the non heatsink version? What does Sony recomend?

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#22 regnaston
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https://www.seagate.com/products/gaming-drives/pc-gaming/firecuda-530-ssd/

1TB version without heatsink $254.99 -- with heatsink $274.99

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#23 deactivated-63d2876fd4204
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I can’t find a firecuda 530 anywhere. Those 520’s are much slower than the PS5 ssd.

I guess I’m just gonna have to stop playing Warzone so I can free up some space to play… Well maybe I don’t need to free up space since there’s no games

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@regnaston said:

So do you need the heatsink version or can you use the non heatsink version? What does Sony recomend?

I would definitely recommend one for consoles. They are designed around the SSD and are constantly in use. They run hot, which is my MS built a heatsink on theirs and why Sony will increase the fan speed.

On PC, outside of specific cases, the SSD is only used to stream data when the OS is installed on a different drive and even then windows isn't constantly reading data like on consoles

When I get one I'm definitely getting a heatsink

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@Random_Matt: lol @ calling the Seagate SSD card "slow".

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#26 pyro1245
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It's pretty easy to get to the M.2 slot.....

I'm looking forward to seeing people try other, un-verified PCIe Gen 4 NVMe drives. I'm sure there are at least a few other drives that would work just fine.

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@shadyacshuns said:

@Random_Matt: lol @ calling the Seagate SSD card "slow".

Relatively it is, the X1X internal is PCIe 3 at best.

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#28  Edited By deactivated-642321fb121ca
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@pyro1245 said:

It's pretty easy to get to the M.2 slot.....

I'm looking forward to seeing people try other, un-verified PCIe Gen 4 NVMe drives. I'm sure there are at least a few other drives that would work just fine.

This is Sony we are talking about, would be surprised if you need the fastest ones avaliable.

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#29 NNoyingHusband
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Let's be fair, Sony screwed up on this. Almost a year now for memory expansion support and it's a pain in the ass. Who honestly wants to do this? It's a hassle. Xbox once again thought of something consumer friendly, and had it available, while Cows are gonna have to YouTube a video to teach them how to add SSD storage. If Sony is smart they'll fix this on a revision model. I will not be adding storage to my PS5.

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#30  Edited By Telekill
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@nnoyinghusband: It looks just as easy to add storage to the PS5 as it was to upgrade storage on PS4. Definitely not as easy as the memory card days but it's still pretty easy. The biggest hurdle here is the cost. $1000 for the 4TB with heatsink is a chunk of change. I don't mind waiting for a price drop and a sale.

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#31 Eoten
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Uuh, isn't trusting Sony fanboys with a screwdriver a tad dangerous? They could put an eye out and then they can no longer watch games on the PS5.

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#32 SecretPolice
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@eoten said:

Uuh, isn't trusting Sony fanboys with a screwdriver a tad dangerous? They could put an eye out and then they can no longer watch games on the PS5.

lol :P

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#33 Pedro
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At least this would give folks something to do on their PS5. 😎

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#34 pelvist
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Do you have to rely on just a heatsink for cooling the SSD or is the m.2 slot strategically placed near cool airflow too?

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#35 madrocketeer
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So basically like installing an M.2 SSD on a PC. Got it.

Man, Sony really haven't thought their hardware design through.

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#36 Telekill
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@pelvist said:

Do you have to rely on just a heatsink for cooling the SSD or is the m.2 slot strategically placed near cool airflow too?

According to the diagram, it looks to be really close to the fan and directly in front of the intake vents. They stated it is recommended to have a heatsink as without it could overheat the system.

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#37 clone01
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lol, guess I'm not gonna upgrade SSD then.

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Finally. i wonder what the hold up was? Good to see it sorted though. i thought the min requirement would be 7GB/s drives so nice to see 5.5GB/s will do the job. they really did over engineer that internal SSD though by the looks of things :S.

I'm not surprised by the recommendation for a heatsink. in such an enclosed space it will get toasty. generally speaking heatsinks will probably be standard on faster PCI-E4 and PCI-E5 drives in the future. I think the controller especially gets very toasty. Inevitably this will be tested though for youtube vids :P.

Hopefully they can make the installation process a bit less hassle for the PS5 slim.

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#40 deactivated-63d2876fd4204
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This is like the outrage over needing a screw driver to upgrade the new 3DS memory card. How some of y’all function without basic tools and the ability to use them is frightening.

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I thought consoles were just plug and play. You didn't have to fiddle with the internals, drivers, firmware updates, updates etc etc.

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@gym_lion said:

From Eurogamer

'It looks like support for the PlayStation 5's SSD expansion slot is finally coming.

Sony has published a new support page on how to add an M.2 SSD to a PS5.

Firmware which supports M.2 SSDs is only available to beta users right now, but will be enabled for everyone in an upcoming system update.

Rather hilariously, the instructions for installing your new SSD are rather cumbersome. The support page states: "Before you begin, you'll need:

  • A well-lit room with a table to work on
  • A #1 Phillips or cross-head screwdriver
  • A small flashlight (optional)

There are also 12 steps for the installation itself.

By contrast, installing the expansion card on the Xbox Series consoles is as simple as plugging it in a bit like a memory card.

Just to make things a little more complicated, you can't just buy any old SSD off the shelf. There are specific dimensional and internal specifications, like the one below.'

Seagate confirms FireCuda 530 is PlayStation 5 ready (finder.com.au)

500GB$199
500GB (with heatsink)$239
1TB$349
1TB (with heatsink)$399
2TB$729
2TB (with heatsink)$819
4TB$1,429
4TB (with heatsink)$1,499

Note that those are Australian dollars.

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#43 sealionact
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What an absolute screw up by Sony. 3rd party drives were supposed to be cheaper, now one with the heat sink and at half the capacity is more expensive than MS’s own solution which has been out since day one. …and they still haven’t delivered their promises on that 3D audio.

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@navyguy21 said:

$200 for 500GB?? Wtf??

These are just the Firegate SSDs and it's Australian pricing. I'm fairly certain a cheaper SSD would work as long as it's thin enough.

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@pc_rocks said:

I thought consoles were just plug and play. You didn't have to fiddle with the internals, drivers, firmware updates, updates etc etc.

Oh yeah, console players do say this, don't they. 😂

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#47 Mesome713
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This console is such a joke.

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#48 Nonstop-Madness
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Why are people acting like upgrading storage space is a standard user need and task?

Upgrading the hard drive on the PS3 and, PS4 are practically just as "complicated" yet it stops no one.

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#49 JasonOfA36
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@pc_rocks said:

I thought consoles were just plug and play. You didn't have to fiddle with the internals, drivers, firmware updates, updates etc etc.

lol. I hope the consolites who've said this crap don't upgrade their PS5s. Would be such foolish hypocrites.

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#50 JoshRMeyer
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Why list Australian pricing? Either way, yikes. I doubt I'll ever upgrade storage.