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Latest PS5 Firmware Update To Add In SSD Storage, 3D Audio, And Trophy Tracking

Good news for people wanting to add more storage to their PS5s: the next major firmware update for the new PlayStation console will add in the following:

  • M.2 SSD storage expansion support,
  • UX enhancements, 3D audio for built-in TV speakers,
  • PlayStation Trophy trackers

The SSD expansion option is clearly the most-requested feature from every user out there who aren’t satisfied with the 875GBs-or-less they have to work with. There’s even a F.A.Q. on how to add an M.2 SSD to your PS5 console. Here are the basic answers and a how-to video that goes step-by-step:

 

M.2 SSD requirements for PS5 consoles

Interface PCI-Express Gen4x4 supported M.2 NVMe SSD (Key M)
Storage 250 GB–4 TB
Supported sizes 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110
Size including heat-dissipation mechanism Width: up to 25 mm
Length: 30/40/6080/110 mm
Thickness: up to 11.25 mm (up to 8.0 mm from above the board, up to 2.45 mm from below the board)
Sequential read speed 5500 MB/s or faster is recommended
Socket type Socket 3 (Key M)
  • Both single-sided and double-sided M.2 SSD devices are supported.
  • M.2 SATA SSDs aren’t supported.
  • Remove the M.2 SSD before sending your PS5 for repair.
  • You must format the entire M.2 SSD for the PS5 if you want to fully use it for the console.

Good move, PlayStation. Check out the breakdown video below, as well as a guide on how to install an M.2 SSD to your PS5:

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