The storage space of the PS5 can be expanded with an additional SSD in the summer, like Bloomberg.com in a recent article reported. Sony is preparing a new PlayStation 5 firmware that will be available for download in the middle of the year. In addition, the firmware should be able to increase the speed of the integrated fan to protect the console from overheating. Sony itself has not yet shared a schedule with the public. PS5 players are eagerly waiting to be able to expand the storage space. Currently, PS5 games can only be stored on the internal SSD, which offers 667 gigabytes of free storage space for game installations. With the installation sizes of current games such as Call of Duty, the SSD can quickly reach its storage limits.
In addition, there is currently no way PS5 games from the internal SSD to outsource. After an upcoming firmware update, users will have the option of adding an additional SSD in M.2 format to the PlayStation 5 (buy now ) to plug – the installation should be done in no time. Even before the PS5 was released, Sony had indicated that the SSD storage expansion feature would only be available "a little after the launch". What is certain is that the PS5 supports PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSDs. However, the publisher announced in spring 2020 that players should wait to buy an SSD extension until Sony submits a list of supported storage media.
USB hard drives can currently also be used on the PS5. However, they are only suitable for PS4 games or for displaying some PS5 data. One of the fast M.2 NVMe SSDs is required to play the PlayStation 5 games. In November 2020, Sony announced that it was looking for ways so that PS5 games could at least also be outsourced to USB storage media. We will keep you up to date in our news area.
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