Sony has finally decided to deal with some bugs on the PS5 that are severely affecting some gamers. A particular problem that some folks have encountered is much slower SSD performance than is expected with the unique drive solution in the console. Sony has been slowly addressing these problems with various patches, as developers also patch their games. The issue is mostly solved as of now, but there’s a new one as well.
The storage is limited, and that means larger games have a pretty huge footprint. Up until now, the options were pretty limited. Some gamers have held out for another solution to help alleviate the problem. And now, Sony will allow for support for user-installed storage upgrades. A new PlayStation page has been published, detailing instructions of how to add an M.2 SSD into the console’s expansion slot.
Support for off-the-shelf storage is a bit tricky. PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSDs are required, which limits options a fair bit. Seagate’s FireCuda 530 has already been confirmed by the company as supported. Country Manager Jeff Park told Finder.com.au: “We have done some testing with Sony on the PlayStation 5 and today we can confirm that the FireCuda 530 with the heatsink has met all the PS5 requirements.”
As of now, the patch is still undergoing testing. The outcome of the ongoing beta for PlayStation 5 SSD support is a bit unclear. Sony did say that users should expect a bit of shifting support as the patch rolls out.