May 27, 2022

PS5 won’t support SSD expansion on launch

Begun, the storage wars has

Let’s be honest game sizes have increased over the past decade (Call of Duty, I’m looking at you). So with the imminent launch of the PS5, one would hope that all features would be available to use on launch day right… unfortunately for the PS5, this is not the case.

Sony has confirmed that the M.2 SSD slot will not be able to use on launch day, meaning, to begin with, you’ll have to store your shiny new PS5 games on the internal hard drive. But with reportedly only 667GB available to you, you may have to pick which games to play, as you won’t be able to store your PS5 games on an external Hard Drive.

PS5 Storage
I started a band called 999 Megabytes… we haven’t got a gig yet

PlayStation hardware Architect Mark Cerny has said that the ability to expand the PS5’s storage would happen, ‘a bit past March’. He also said ‘Please hold off on getting that M.2 drive until you hear from us, as not all will be fast enough, thin enough to fit, or compatible.’

You will be able to store all your PS4 games on an external Hard Drive, with Sony confirming that the USB port will be ready to use on launch day, so you can start using that backwards compatibility right away.

The PS5 launches 12th November at £449.99 for the standard configuration and £349.99 for the digital version.

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