Sony recently released a major update for the PlayStation 5. Now you finally have the opportunity to expand your storage space with USB drives. The update had other improvements in the bag, but it seems like Sony doesn’t really want to talk about them.

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PS5: It doesn’t seem to work as planned

A lot has happened with the PS5 in the last few days, even if Sony has not announced all functions. So the update also includes Improvements for HDR and 120 Hz support. This means that you no longer have to go into settings to manually disable HDR when viewing SDR content.

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In addition to this change, the update also adds to the system menu two new HDMI link options add how The Verge reported. This allows you to use one-touch playback, which automatically turns on a connected TV when you turn on the console or puts the console into sleep mode as soon as you turn off the TV – at least that’s the theory.

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It seems that this function has worked more poorly than right so far. So reported Kotaku for example that several televisions were tried and ended up none of them produced the desired effect. With a PC monitor, at least switching on the console should have worked – so it’s no wonder that Sony has so far been silent on this function. The feature doesn’t seem to be final yet. Why you then decided to activate the option with the new update remains open.

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Original article from April 14, 2021:

PS5: Today you get what you wanted from the start

The PS5 console received its first major system software update today. You will particularly like one improvement that you brought with you!

PS5: Finally, more storage space

If you’re a PS5 owner, you probably have from the start Storage space problems. From 825 GB you can only use 667 GB and with the sizes of the newer games these are used up quickly. That was the moment when you had to delete old games in order to install new ones – but that time is over now.

Starting today you can play PS5 games transferred to compatible external USB drives. So you have the opportunity to expand the storage capacity of your console. You can easily copy the games back to the internal memory of the PlayStation 5 as soon as you want to play them. According to PlayStation it is faster to reinstall PS5 games from extended USB storage than to re-download or copy them from a disc.

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Games that you copied back to the internal memory will be automatically updatedif this is possible. In addition, for games that support this function, you have the option of choosing which game modes you want to install – for example campaign or multiplayer.

That was a lot of yays, but now we come to the nays. Since PS5 games are designed to take advantage of the in-house SSD, you can use the Do not launch PS5 games directly from expanded storage. Also, it is not possible to download PS5 content directly to the extended USB storage.

Which drive is compatible with the PS5? An example:

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 500 GB

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 500 GB

PS5: What about your PS4 games and what is Sony going to do?

PS4 games can also be transferred to an external drive and, unlike PS5 games, which are designed for the fast SSD, you can Also play PS4 games directly from the external drive. In the end, you have more space on your PlayStation 5 for your PS5 games.

The PS5 console should also support memory expansion via M.2 drives in the future. According to an insider report, the function could finally be available as early as the summer. We’ll keep you up to date!

You can also use the DualSense controller on the PC. That’s how it’s done:

What do you think of the improvement? Are you happy or are you one of those people who have got along well with the storage space so far? Visit us on Facebook and write us in the comments.