We have to know about How to install M.2 SSD in PS5 console. Today pushed out the latest beta version of the firmware for the PS5 game console. Officially unlocked the expandability of the built-in passive M.2 interface. This means users can add up to 4TB of larger-capacity M.2 NVMe solid-state drives. This host’s built-in non-removable custom hard drive capacity is only 825GB.
The PS5 is only compatible with PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSDs, and capacities range from 250GB-4TB. Specifications of Solid State Drives are compatible with M.2 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110. It is worth noting that the longest length of the Citizen NVMe solid state drive is 80 mm. While the 22110 specification solid state drive with a 110 mm length was previously limited to enterprise-level products such as the Samsung PM983 and other models. Which can also be installed on PS5 host.
It should be noted that the PS5 is only compatible with products with a PCB width of 22 mm, and enterprise-level hard drives with a width of 25 mm are not supported. But the width of the heat sink can reach 25mm. In terms of height, the total thickness of the solid state drive plus heat sink should be less than 11.25 mm, and the thickness from the front surface of the PCB to the highest point should be less than 8 mm. it means. That many SSDs are also compatible with their thermal film.
In addition, Sony recommends that the sequential read speed of the solid-state drive should reach more than 5500MB/s , which means that the latest PCIe 4.0×4 SSD can run well. According to the official, do not use solid-state hard drives without a heat sink.
Sony announced the steps to replace the PS5 solid state drive:
1. Open PS5, in Settings-System-System Software-Host Information, check whether the latest Beta version system has been installed.
2. Press and hold the power for three seconds to turn off the host, and then unplug all cables and devices. Wait a moment for the PS5 to cool down.
3. Wash your hands or touch metal grounded objects to remove static electricity from your hands.
4. Place the PS5 host flat on a flat surface, preferably with a soft cloth, and then remove the base.
5. Reposition the host so that the screws of the base are facing the user, the PS logo is facing down, and the power button is on the left. Then, lift the upper cover.
6. Use a screwdriver to remove the cover on the surface of the solid state drive.
7. continues to unscrew the screws B, and remove the gasket C . Then, you can add the solid state drive yourself.
8. Specifically, the user needs to first install the washer in the appropriate hole, then hold the hard disk, insert the interface diagonally downward, and finally lay it flat, screw on the screw to fix it.
9. Put on the SSD metal protective cover, screw on the screws, then assemble the body, connect the power cord and other cables to turn on the machine.
Gadget Pixels understands that if you want to download the game to your own SSD after the installation is successful, you can go to Settings-Storage-Installation Location to set it up. In addition, games stored in the machine’s internal space are transferred to the new solid-state hard drive.
This feature is only available to beta users at this time. The internal M.2 SSD expansion feature will be enabled via an upcoming PS5 system software update. Please check the guide below for more information. Please note that because this is a beta, features and specifications described herein may change prior to the official system software release.
- PS5 system software beta program
- M.2 SSD requirements
- Install M.2 SSD
- Move games to M.2 SSD
- Remove M.2 SSD
- Frequently asked questions
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