It appears like support for the PlayStation 5s SSD growth slot is lastly coming. Sony has actually released a new support page on how to include an M. 2 SSD to a PS5. Firmware which supports M. 2 SSDs is only offered to beta users right now, however will be enabled for everyone in an upcoming system update.
Seagate verifies support for their SSDs..
Rather hilariously, the guidelines for installing your new SSD are rather troublesome. The support page states – Before you start, youll require:.
A well-lit room with a table to work onA # 1 Phillips or cross-head screwdriver A little flashlight (optional) There are also 12 steps for the setup itself. By contrast, setting up the expansion card on the Xbox Series consoles is as easy as plugging it in a bit like a sd card. Just to make things a little more complex, you cant just buy any old SSD off the shelf. There specify dimensional and internal specifications, like the one below.Thankfully, SSD producers are beginning to confirm products which work with the PS5, as Seagate just did with its FireCuda 530. While Im sure tech lovers like our associates at Digital Foundry will appreciate the level-of-detail Sony has supplied, I can imagine it will be an obstacle for numerous PlayStation 5 owners. PlayStation 5s beta firmware is currently only offered in the United States, Canada, Japan, the UK, Germany and France. It likewise brings 3D Audio support for TV speakers, UX improvements, and new “customisation options”.