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Sony’s new console surpasses the PlayStation 4 in virtually every aspect. We have better graphics, a new controller (DualSense), faster storage, but we lack the option of fast expansion via SSD, something that should change this year.

As the Bloomberg, with a firmware update this possibility can (and should) reach the new Sony console so that users can take advantage of the higher read and write speeds of M.2 SSD solutions.

Support for SSD expansion arrives on PS5 in 2021

It will be enough for the Japanese manufacturer to distribute an update of the system software (firmware) so that users can increase internal storage simply and effectively. note that the M.2 standard for SSD “disks” unlock speeds of up to 6 GB / s and possibly even more depending on the evolution of the industry.

Once this update unlocks this possibility, anyone interested can expand the 825 GB of storage present in both versions of the PS5. Note that this value is quickly taken up with new games and their saved content.

Also according to the source, the extra heat to be generated by a second SSD will not be a problem with the fan being able to dissipate this excess. That way, the player will not experience a negative impact on your console after the expansion.

Expansion is necessary to maintain games and install new titles on PS5

Samsung SSD
Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of SSD solutions, from 99 € on Amazon.

From 825 GB of native storage on PS5, only 667 GB are actually available to the user. At the same time, most new games occupy close to 100 GB, so with 5 titles installed we are already at the threshold of capacity.

To this is added the space occupied by the stored contents and we quickly concluded that it will be necessary to expand the native storage. On the other hand, the PS5 supports expansion with hard drives via USB, but only there can we install games legacy.

For the moment, if you want to play new games made for PS5, you can only install them on the drive from Sony itself. Note also that it is not certain whether the PS5 will accept drives SSD M.2 from any manufacturer, or whether only certain brands will be supported.

An educated prediction allows me to suggest that the console will support M.2 SSDs with specifications similar to those we can find in the current console storage solution.

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