Read speed must be at least 5500 MB/s
After yesterday’s announcement of a new model of the Sony PlayStation 5 game console, which turned out to be smaller and lighter than the original console, Sony confirmed an important point.
A PlayStation spokesperson said that “nothing has changed with the new model” in terms of increased internal memory capacity. This means players can still manually remove the cover and install the SSD themselves.
You can install an SSD of up to 8 TB in the new Sony PlayStation 5, but not just any drive will do.
The previous first version of the PS5 had an 825GB SSD, of which only 667GB was usable. The new version has a 1 TB SSD, which allows players to install more games. However, for modern games, this may not be enough.
According to Sony, the PS5 game console supports optional SSD storage expansion up to 8 TB, but there are performance requirements: M.2 SSDs with PCIe 4.0 or higher must be used, and the read speed must be at least 5500 MB/s.
Both versions (with and without optical drive) will be available in November.