SSDs for Sony PS5

Level up your PS5 and boost your game performance! While the package your shiny new PS5 comes in says it has 825 GB of internal storage space (sounds like a lot!), much of that is taken up by system files…up to 25%! With a new, upgraded SSD (Solid State Drive) your PS5 gaming system will have the power to load and store many more games, plus you’ll play your high-def favorites at blazing speeds. So what do you look for?

It’s important to note that Sony doesn’t manufacture its own drives. You can’t buy just any SSD either. Sony specifies:

Interface PCI-Express Gen4x4 supported M.2 NVMe SSD (Key M)
Storage 250 GB – 4 TB
Supported sizes 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110
Size w/heat-dissipation 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 5,500MB/s or faster is recommended
Socket type Socket 3 (Key M)

Great news! There are many manufactures that offer Sony PS5-compatible SSDs, at all different price points and capacities. Here are some great SSDs for the PS5 that we recommend:

Seagate FireCuda 530 Series 1TB
Seagate FireCuda 530 Series 2TB
Seagate FireCuda 530 Series 4TB
Samsung 980 Pro 500GB
Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
Crucial P5 Plus 500GB
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB
Crucial P5 Plus 2TB

Have questions about any of these SSDs for your Sony PS5? Give us a shout! We’re gamers too and we’re here to help.

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