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Sony PS5 Will Not Support SSD Storage Expansion At Launch


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Sony PS5 Will Not Support SSD Storage Expansion At Launch

Sony had confirmed that the PlayStation 5 would not support SSD storage expansion at its launch. Users may have to wait for a while until Sony makes it available through a software update. Earlier, Sony had just announced that the main storage inside the PlayStation 5 can load virtual worlds far faster than ever before, thanks to one of the fastest solid-state drives ever made. But the storage size is not very big.

While the PS5 features a dedicated internal slot that can theoretically fit standard stick-shaped M.2 SSDs and provides an easy way to access it, the slot will apparently be disabled out of the box. “This is reserved for a future update,” Sony said in a statement.

“It’d be great if that happened by launch, but it’s likely to be a bit past it, so please hold off on getting that M.2 drive until you hear from us,” PlayStation hardware architect Mark Cerny had earlier said in a technical preview. In the meantime, you might find yourself having to manage your PS5’s internal storage carefully. According to leaks, the PS5’s 825GB SSD drive may come with as little as 667GB of usable storage. Most of the games are near 100 GB or more, which may quickly fill up the internal storage.

However, the good news is that all of these consoles also support USB external storage, and Sony has confirmed that it will be available on PS5 on day one. Cerny has said that it is an excellent way to add lots of PS4 games to your PS5 since they do not need the faster-speed that an SSD can unlock, and Microsoft too will let you play Xbox One, Xbox 360, and OG Xbox games from USB 3.1 storage as well.


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