The PlayStation 5 will get the option to expand the SSD this summer
As we see more and more games with huge sizes (Call of Duty and Cyberpunk 2077 together take up about 250GB), the 825GB internal SSD available for the PlayStation 5 is slowly becoming insufficient. Now information has emerged that users will finally get the option to insert another drive into the currently empty M.2 expansion slot in the PlayStation 5 console. Bloomberg reports that this will be possible during the summer of this year.
Additional storage will be enabled via firmware updates, which will reportedly unlock and higher fan cooling speeds to prevent overheating. Once the update arrives, the user will only need to remove the plastic cover to access the storage slot and install the drive.
The PlayStation 5 is compatible with the current and next-generation PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs, but Sony is expected to release a list of models to be supported. The PS5 console comes with an 825GB SSD, of which only 667GB is usable. It is possible to connect standard hard drives to the console via a USB slot, but they only work with older PS4 games.