How to know if an SSD is compatible with your PS5?


Although we usually assume that the storage capacity on our consoles is sufficient, we have become so fond of so many video games that we are likely to run out of space. As a result, if this is your situation and you want to expand the capacity of your PS5, we'll walk you through all the procedures you'll need to take to see whether an SSD is compatible with your PS5.

Indeed, we've previously shown you how to install or add an internal SSD to a PS5, but first, you'll need the patience and expertise to figure out if the disc in question is compatible with the console.

So, we feel that the most important thing is that you understand which traits to avoid, since not every SSD is suitable for these purposes, and it would be a waste of money to invest in one that fails to provide.

The first thing to remember is that one of the most recent software upgrades for the Sony console enables us to connect SSD drives in M.2 PCIe 4.0 format, with sequential read speeds of 5500 MB/s or higher, enhancing our overall user experience.

What makes the SSDs compatible with the PlayStation 5 different?

Any NVMe PCIe 4.0 type SSD with a minimum transfer rate of 5,500 MB/s will be compatible with the PlayStation 5 system, according to the Japanese company's official documentation.

In this respect, it's worth noting that Sony suggests using a heatsink for these devices in order to reduce overheating, which may otherwise occur often. They also guarantee that the procedure is simple and that we can all complete it.


And what about the warranty of my PS5?

In terms of maintaining the warranty, modifying a product outside of official and authorised facilities is not a smart idea. This isn't a trivial problem, given that the majority of PS5 consoles were released within the previous year and that their warranties are still valid.

In theory, we shouldn't be too concerned about this since Sony recognises that many PS5 owners will want to install a suitable SSD. Still, as they remind us, you must exercise caution:

In general, installing an M.2 drive that fulfils the specified requirements and following the installation instructions correctly will not void your manufacturer's warranty. Failure to do so (by not utilising a suitable drive or failing to follow the instructions) may result in console damage that is not covered under warranty. We highly advise that you read the unit's specs carefully before buying it, and that you contact the vendor or manufacturer if you need further information. Please carefully follow the installation instructions while installing the M.2 drive to prevent any issues.

As you can see, if you deviate from their advise and suggestions, you may find yourself in difficulty. Another approach is to wait for the warranty to run out, then install the SSD without hesitation.

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