PlayStation 5, PS5 for short, is going to be launching with a whooping 825 Gigabyte (GB) Hard Drive.
This storage space is less than the usual 1 Terabyte (TB) that people received while purchasing the PlayStation 4 Slim.
However, Sony has a good reason as to why their current storage offering is less than their previous offering. Sony is moving away from traditional Hard Disc Drives (HDD) and moving to Solid State Drives (SSD). There are many advantages that SSDs have over HDDs.
The most notable advantage has to do with speed. SSDs use flash memory technology instead of the old school mechanical disks. This will insure that your console is quick to startup and your games will be processed quickly.
Does PlayStation 5 (PS5) allow external storage?
Yes, Sony will allow you to expand your storage on the PS5. Allowing gamers to store all their major gaming titles locally on their console.
What type of Hard Drive will PS5 use?
PlayStation 5 will only allow M.2 Solid State Drives. These are new form of hard drives that almost resemble RAM memory sticks. However, these SSDs are optimized for speed and can store terabytes of data. Only shortcoming is pricing as M.2 SSDs tend to cost more then regular 3.5″ SSDs and HDDs.
We’re very excited for the PlayStation 5 console. We’re also very grateful that Sony is allowing people to expand their storage.
Our favorite M.2 Solid State Drives for PlayStation 5: (100 DOLLARS OFF and only 149.99)
|Digital Storage Capacity||1 TB|
|Hardware Interface||PCI Express x4|
|Type of product||Solid State Drive|
|Write Speed||3300 megabits_per_second|