Expand SSD storage on PS5, closer: Sony launches a beta for the console that allows you to install external cards

Expand SSD storage on PS5 closer

One of the most requested features by the PlayStation 5 community is the ability to expand storage capacity. Sony’s next-generation console has an SSD that many users consider insufficient and want to install their card.

With no date announced, Sony promised that this feature would arrive in the future, and now it seems that it is closer than ever. The Japanese company has published a guide on its website in which it announces that a beta update already includes this possibility.

It is vital to emphasize that only users who are in the beta phase of the console will be able to introduce an M.2 SSD, a function that will arrive in “an upcoming software update.”

Among the details included to determine the compatibility of this SSD card, it is shown that it must be Gen4 x4 M.2, its capacity can range between 250GB and 4TB, and a reading speed of 5,500 MB / s or faster is recommended.

When will this update arrive for everyone? The doubt remains since it could be in the next firmware update if everything goes well, or maybe we have to wait for more. Sony has the last word.

More features for the latest beta

From The Verge, they reveal that other features are being tested in this beta. For example, is being implemented 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers. To achieve an optimal configuration, DualSense will be in charge of measuring the room’s acoustics and applying the ideal measures.

Improvements are also added to the Game Base sections or the Control Center, reorganizing or writing direct messages to friends. On the other hand, it seems that an attempt will be made to tackle the problem of differentiating which version of a title we are playing, whether it is the PS4 or the PS5 version. They will appear separately, both at the beginning and in the library, and correspondingly indicate which consoles they correspond to.

The PlayStation Now service will add the option to switch between resolutions between 720p or 1080p, which had already been announced a few months ago.

First, SSD drives are compatible with PS5.

The company Seagate has announced the arrival of new units for its SSDs, which contain the peculiarity of already being compatible with the new generation console. FireCuda 530 NVMe m.2 is the name given to this device, developed through collaboration with Sony. The prices will be the following:

  • 500GB: $ 149.99.
  • 1TB: $ 254.99.
  • 2TB: $ 514.99.
  • 4TB: $ 999.99.