With the latest firmware, Sony allows you to add your own M.2 SSD to Game console 5 To supplement the internal storage of the console. After installing NVMe SSD in PS5, you can use the extra space for games and media files. But do you need to add a radiator like Sony recommends? We will answer this question in detail below, but in short, you can do it without it.
Given that the PS5’s internal storage space is limited to 825GB, and the operating system has taken up a lot of space, you may reach the storage limit with only a few games installed.Add a fast NVMe drive, preferably one of them The best solid state drive, Solve this problem, unless you want to install dozens of titles on your console, you don’t have to worry about more space.
You cannot install any M.2 NVMe SSD in PS5. There are some restrictions, the most important thing is that you must make sure you are using the latest firmware, otherwise the console will not start!so First, Update the firmware and Then Install the solid state drive.
The NVMe SSD you bought for PS5 should be compatible with PCIe 4.0 interface, and its capacity must be in the range of 250 GB-4 TB. The larger the drive capacity you get, the better, but we think the best point is 1TB. The most critical factor is the sequential reading speed. Sony recommends that the drive has a speed of 5,500MB/s or faster.
|interface||PCI-Express Gen4x4 supports M.2 NVMe SSD (Key M)|
|Supported size||2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110|
|Dimensions include heat dissipation mechanism||Width: up to 25 mm Length: 30/40/60/80/110 mm Thickness: up to 11.25 mm|
|Sequential reading speed||5,500MB/s or faster recommended|
|Socket type||Socket 3 (M key)|
Sony stated that the NVMe drive you will use in PS5 requires effective heat dissipation, which means it must be connected to a heat sink. Therefore, you can buy a drive that already has a heat sink, or you can save some money by buying a normal NVMe drive and a third-party heat sink and installing it yourself.
But is it really necessary to use a radiator? Considering that the size (especially the height) of the M.2 slot compartment in PS5 is limited, should we install the cover, or can we not install the cover?
Sony restricts the height of the heat sink for NVMe drives and instructs you to tighten the port cover through the slot. But is a radiator really necessary? Is the lid useful or harmful? We must find out.