So you were lucky enough to buy the elusive PlayStation 5? Wow, these things are hard to find! However, after setting up a new PS5 and downloading the best games that the console must offer, your hard drive will soon start to run out of space. These next-generation games are huge, so we are here to show you how to use this simple built-in SSD and heatsink installation guide to upgrade your PS5 storage.
Before we start, you need to make sure that the built-in solid-state drive you are trying to install meets the PlayStation 5 requirements.From PlayStation support page, Sony recommends M.2 NVMe SSD (Key M) that supports PCI-Express Gen4x4, with a read speed of 5,500MB/S or faster, and a capacity of 250GB to 4TB. Based on our previous experience in building PCs, we recommend storage products from Samsung or Western Digital; however, no matter which model you purchase, you should comply with the specifications in the figure below.
Our recommended SSD and heat sink
Sony sent us one Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) For the purpose of shooting this guide, we have achieved good results so far. The loading time seems to be as fast as the main hard drive of the host, and the expanded game catalog that I can download on the host at any time is great. If you are looking for similar results, I suggest you purchase the 980 Pro or one of the following solid state drives:
In addition, Sony recommends installing a heat sink on your SSD to prevent overheating inside the console. We recommend that you check whether the solid-state drive you buy uses an SKU with a first-party heat sink.In our case, Samsung 980 Pro requires a third-party heat sink (we were sent this), But it is easy to assemble. Although you can technically install the SSD yourself (we show you how to install it in the video above), we recommend that you follow Sony’s guidance.