PlayStation 5 is Officially Open to Expand SSD Beta Testing
Sony has officially released a beta beta for PS5 players in the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France that can expand their SSDs by themselves. At the same time, it also handed over a series of SSD requirements and usage methods.
Sony clearly requires users to purchase PCIe 4.0 SSDs with capacities ranging from 250GB to 4TB, and M.2 type 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110 specifications with its own heat sink. What’s even better is that because of the size limit of the installation location, the height of the radiator is also limited. The height of the SSD and the radiator needs to be below 11.25mm. To put it simply, the measurement number needs to be within 110mm (L) x 25mm (W) x 11.25mm (H) / 4.33in (L) x 0.984 in (W) x 0.442in (H). For example, Corsair Force MP600 even has a radiator height of 15mm; Aorus Gen4 7000s has too large measurements to be used in PS5.
As a result, there are not many SSD models even for radiators. Fortunately, there are quite a few models that are quite popular, including:
PlayStation 5 is officially open to expand SSD beta testing (with available SSD model promotion and discounts)
Sony has considerable requirements for usable SSDs.
The best part is that the Seagate FireCuda 520 Cyberpunk 2077 Special Edition can also be used! There may be a belief bonus when playing games.
Of course, you can also buy an SSD without a heat sink, and add third-party accessories, so that you can have greater flexibility. The applicable SSDs include:
Or an experienced friend, you can also buy the oversized SSD and replace it yourself, so that the Corsair Force MP600 and Aorus Gen4 7000s mentioned above can be used. According to Sony’s chart, the height of the radiator cannot be higher than 8mm / 0.314in, so based on the data alone, the following options may meet the requirements. Fortunately, they are not too expensive. Most of them are under $10. They really can’t be used and won’t waste too much money.