The next-gen console of PS5 can get more storage space with the right SSD. But which SSDs also fit into the slot in terms of size and meet all the requirements? Here is the list of best compatible SSD’s for PS5.
For days now, many PS5 fans have been preoccupied with one question: which SSD can they use to expand the tight internal storage space of PlayStation 5? Sony has finally rolled out the beta software for this and the first brands confirm that their SSDs officially meet all requirements and also fit into the narrow slot of the PS5. Here you will find the list of the previously known SSDs that are suitable.
Which SSD fits into the PS5 and meets all requirements?
After last week only one manufacturer was able to officially confirm that the in-house SSD fits and works on the PS5: more and more SSDs are now being added. However, this is going so slowly mainly because of the extensive requirements that the SSDs have to meet. It’s not just about interface and speed, but also about heatsink and dimensions.
Sony has listed in great detail what requirements are placed on the storage expansion SSDs for PS5. Since the whole thing is still in the beta phase, something can still change (but we would be pretty surprised) and Sony does not guarantee if you install the wrong SSD or something breaks.
- Interface: PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSD
- Size: 250 GB to 4 TB
- Read speed: at least 5,500 MB/s
- Form factor: PS5 only supports the M.2 types 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110.
- Socket type: Socket 3 (Key M)
- Height: A maximum of 11.25mm in total.
List of Best Compatible SSD for PS5:
- Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen 4 7000s (officially confirmed, Heatsink is included)
- Seagate FireCuda 530 (officially confirmed, no heatsink included)
- Western Digital Black SN850 (officially confirmed and recommended by PS5 hardware designer Mark Cerny, also available with heatsink)
- Adata S70 Gammix (smaller heatsink required)
- Corsair MP600 Pro (smaller heatsink required)
- Inland Performance Plus (smaller heat sink required)
- MSI Spatium M480 (no heat sink included)
- Patriot Viper VP4300 (no heat sink included)
- Samsung 980 Pro (no heat sink included)
- Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus (no heat sink included)
With some of the SSDs listed here, you have to buy and attach a heat sink yourself. For some there is a heat sink, but it is too big. That means you need a different, smaller one and have to replace it so that the SSD also fits into the PS5. A few of these SSDs have not yet been officially confirmed, but still, meet all the requirements and fit in terms of size.
The Gigabyte Aorus SSD is actually a tiny bit larger than the dimensions specified by Sony, but it still fits. This is stated by the manufacturer itself and the technology experts at Digital Foundry also confirm it. Apparently, Sony prefers to exercise caution and cites more conservative values.