With the update of the ability to upgrade the storage on your PS5 console, many manufacturers are making SSDs compatible with the Sony console. Sony specifies a few requirements for the drive to work, such as 5500MB/s sequential read speed, 250GB – 4TB of storage space, and more.
Adding a new SSD to the console is a very simple process, and usually involves no more than a few steps. We’ve rounded up some of the best available from a variety of manufacturers and price points to make your decision-making process easier.
Check out the list below to see which SSD for your PS5 is right for you:
Calm ! BZ003 MC1 Pro is a heatsink that can be connected to your SSD to your PS5 as an expandable storage. It has an integrated heat pipe to enable additional cooling performance. This cooling allows the attached drive to operate at full performance for an extended period of time without throttling the drive.
Priced at $33.91, it’s a good option if you already have a PS5-compatible drive without a heatsink.
We love WD for its solid-state drives for PCs, and the WD_BLACK SN850 is no different. Compatible with your PS5 via heatsink model, the WD_Black SN850 is available up to 2TB of storage, allowing you to store all your games.
With read and write speeds of 7000MB/s and 5300MB/s respectively, load times are kept to a minimum. RGB lighting for use on your PC, controlled via the WD_BLACK dashboard, gives you another level of customization.
The XPG ATOM 50 SSD comes in a variety of storage sizes ranging from 250GB to 4TB, so there’s always plenty of room for game storage on your PS5. With read/write speeds of 5,000/4,500 MB/s respectively, this drive will always keep you in the game by minimizing load times.
With PC compatibility and a 5 year warranty, the XPG ATOM 50 is a great option for anyone looking to upgrade their hard drive.
Impressive read/write speeds (7400/6800 MB/s) and heat sink qualities of up to 30% put the XPG GAMMIX S70 above most other PCIe Gen3 SSDs. The XPG GAMMIX S70 features the latest PCIe Gen4 interface, enabling up to twice the read/write speed compared to PCIe Gen3 SSDs. Not only that, but it is also compatible with PCIe 3.0!
With a maximum storage capacity of 2TB, the XPG GAMMIX S70 will help ensure there’s always room for your newest games on the console. Priced at CAD$329.99, the XPG GAMMIX S70 is the second most expensive option on our list here, but seems well worth the price. A 5-year manufacturer’s warranty completes the XPG GAMMIX S70 in style.
Corsair is pretty well known for its PC components and making the jump to PS5 compatible SSDs is a step in the right direction. Enter the MP600 CORE 2TB SSD. The 2TB capacity is pretty standard for this list and provides plenty of room to store your games and screenshots/videos on the console.
Priced at CAD$179.99, it’s the cheapest item on the list, so if you’re on a budget and still want to expand your PS5 storage, then the MP600 CORE is a good option for you. you.
Seagate is well known for its hard drives, and the PS5-compatible 4TB FireCuda 530 is one of the best available today. The staggering 4TB of storage will take a Herculean effort to fill up so you can rest assured it can handle what you throw at it. Read/write speeds are also in the upper echelon, at 7300 MB/s, twice as fast as PCIe Gen3 M.2 NVMe drives and up to 12 times faster than standard SATA SSDs.
The FireCuda 530 4TB is by far the most expensive option on the list, selling for CAD$1079.99, so make sure it’s the one you want before you spend the money. Easy and straightforward installation with no additional parts required makes it a hard choice to pass up.
The Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD rounds out our list strongly, with a PS5-compatible SSD that offers a sequential read speed of 7000MB/s, far exceeding the console’s required speeds of 5500MB/s. Available in 1TB or 2TB options To, the Gen4 7000s will help you keep your favorite games ready to go when you are.
The Gen4 7000s feature aluminum heat sinks with a nanocarbon coating to improve heat dissipation from the drive and help prevent throttling due to heat buildup. Priced at $274.66 and $433.99 CAD for the 1TB and 2TB respectively, for the speeds available, the Gen4 7000s seem like good value for money.