Sony has release Updated documentation about enabling beta users to install ready-made M.2 solid state drive Enter the PlayStation 5 console. The SSD must meet Sony’s less stringent requirements. The update is currently only available to beta users, but Sony will roll it out to all users in the future.
Upgrading the storage of video game consoles has always been quite expensive, after all, it is another means of earning extra income. In PlayStation 5, Sony changed this slightly by equipping the console with an easily accessible M.2 slot (located on the back of the console) that can accommodate PCIe 4.0 x4 in an M.2 type 2230 Interface drivers, 2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110 form factors.
The M.2 slot of PlayStation 5 supports almost all NVMe drives with capacities from 250GB to 4TB. Sony recommends using an SSD with a continuous read speed of 5,500 MB/s or higher and a drive with a heat sink to ensure stable performance under high loads.At the same time, the thickness of the SSD should not exceed 11.25 mm (there is a Special page Due to space constraints, this helps users ensure the compatibility of M.2 drives with PS5.
By enabling a simple SSD upgrade on PS5, users are likely to buy more digital games from the PlayStation Store. Sony makes money for every game it buys from the store, so it is interested in selling as many games as possible. Owners of 4TB drives can store a lot of games, so even if they don’t sell proprietary SSDs, Sony can make a lot of money.