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Lima, September 15, 2021Updated on 09/15/2021 12:50 pm

Sony already released the latest update for the PS5. This, among other novelties, enables the function to expand the console’s storage thanks to its slot for solid-state drives (SSD) of the M.2 type. To facilitate the process, the Japanese company has published a tutorial so as not to fail along the way.

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Once installed on the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition, M.2 SSD storage can be used to download, copy and launch PS5 and PS4 games, as well as applications ”, said Sony through a Article on his blog.

Here is the video tutorial:

Also, from the page technical support the company has indicated that not all SSDs will be compatible with the PlayStation 5, as they must meet a series of requirements that we leave you below and that you will have to take into account if you want to buy one:

Interface SSD NVMe M.2 (llave M) compatible con PCI-Express Gen4x4
Storage 250GB to 4TB
Compatible sizes 2.230, 2.242, 2.260, 2.280, 22.110
Size including heat dissipation mechanism Width: up to 25 mm
Largo: 30/40/60/80/110 mm
Height: up to 11.25mm (up to 8.0mm from top of plate and up to 2.45mm from bottom of plate)
Sequential read speed A speed of 5,500 MB / s or faster is recommended.
Socket type Socket 3 (key M).

It should be noted that the SSD that we add to the PS5 will serve to expand the storage, but not to replace the internal disk of the console. At the same time, Sony indicates that even if the drive meets the requirements, not all games will have the same performance as the internal SSD.

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Secondly, PS5 supports both single-sided and dual-sided M.2 SSD devices. However, the console it does not support M.2 SATA SSD.

PlayStation 5. (Photo: Sony)
PlayStation 5. (Photo: Sony)

Another recommendation that emerges from the Sony technical support page is that most of the M.2 SSD devices with the indicated numbers (key M 2,230, 2,242, 2,260, 2,280 and 22,110) and without an integrated cooling system will will fit into the console’s SSD slot. Nevertheless, sizes of cooling systems (such as heat sinks) vary, so they recommend paying attention to details and contacting the manufacturers in case of doubts.

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Finally, Sony has not provided specific details on whether a bad installation of an M.2 SSD will affect the warranty of the equipment.

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