This could be the first SSD to expand the PlayStation 5 and costs as much as half a console

PlayStation 5 SSD Expand

The PlayStation 5 console still cannot be upgraded with an additional disc at this time. An optional SSD slot exists, but there are currently no supported drives. However, Seagate seems to have made the first drive that could one day be used to expand the storage space of the PlayStation 5.

The Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe m2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD was announced in the sixth month, but it has only now been confirmed that Seagate has tested whether the drive can be used in the PlayStation 5. Here is what Jeff Park, Seagate's manager, said. for the Australian market:

“We did some testing with Sony on the PlayStation 5 and today we can confirm that the FireCuda 530 with its cooler meets all the requirements of the PS5 console. The space for the SSD in the PS5 console is very narrow and does not leave much space. Still, the slim design of the FireCuda 530 - even with the heatsink on top - allows for installation. Of course, the FireCuda 530 without a heatsink is an even thinner drive, so both models fit the PlayStation 5. ” - Park stated for the Finder portal.

In addition to the dimensions, the disk itself meets the requirements of the PS5 console in terms of speed, as it reaches 7300 MB / s in sequential reading and 6900 MB / s in data writing. But it’s worth noting that support for additional drives on the PS5 console hasn’t been unlocked yet and Sony hasn’t confirmed this information, so don’t run to buy the FireCudu 530 - wait for everything to be official though.

The FireCuda 530 will otherwise come in models with or without a cooler, and in terms of capacity, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB models will be available. The cheapest model will have a suggested retail price of $ 140. The 1TB model will cost $ 240 without a cooler and $ 260 with a cooler. The 2TB model will cost $ 490 or $ 540 with a cooler. In short as the console itself. And if you're interested in the 4TB model, it costs as much as two PS5 consoles.

Prices are expected because these are very fast disks that are higher in the market of PC components. And that's the key thing - the PS5 console's capacity expansion discs won't work exclusively for the PS5, they'll just be compatible with that console, and primarily intended for computers.

With competing Xbox Series X / S consoles, the situation is the opposite, but the prices are in a similar range, so you also need to pay $ 220 to upgrade with a 1 TB disk.

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