Almost a year after the release of the fifth generation PlayStation, Sony released new software allowing to expand storage capacity. Until now, it was only possible to connect an external SSD and HDD to USB to the PS5, but only titles for the PS4 could be played. Games for the new generation could only be exported to these repositories, freeing up space on the internal 825GB SSD. But users already they can also connect an internal M.2 NVMe SSD.
Beta testers were able to try out the novelty last month, now it is ready for everyone. Sony ultimately doesn’t have a list of compatible models, only minimal requirements on properties. The SSD must use a PCIe 4.0 × 4 interface, have a capacity between 250 GB and 4 TB, and those with a sequential read speed of at least 5500 MB / s should be ideal.
The console is ready for 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 cards and Sony strongly recommends using a passive heat sink. Fast SSD drowns a lot. The internally extended SSDs are already on the same level as the integrated ones on the board, so PS5 games can also be installed on them. And as the tests show, it has no effect on performance.
And what about other news?
- Icons in the control center can be rearranged or hidden from unnecessary ones.
- Sony has improved chat features.
- If you have the same game installed for both PS4 and PS5, both copies will appear on the screen separately.
- PS Now (Czechs are unlucky) subscribers can choose whether they want to stream games in 720p or 1080p resolution.
- The PS5 now supports 3D audio on the TV’s internal speakers.
- Owners of official Pulse 3D headphones can now use the equalizer.
- Home streaming via PS Play is now available on mobile networks, not just Wi-Fi.
- From September 23, it will be possible for friends to stream live video to the PS App.
- For each game, users can choose 5 trophies that they want to watch (so they can complete them).