Both PlayStation 5 models have custom 825 GB SSDs, of which 667 GB can be used for game installations. Storage expansion is not enabled at boot time, so that should be sufficient at first. Instead, this feature is “reserved for future updates.”
The PS5 has a standard M.2 slot for SSDs, but only the latest PCIe 4.0 drives are fast enough to match the console’s internal SSD (must reach 5.5 GB / s, PCIe 3.0) It’s faster than the x4 bus can manage)). And that’s not the only requirement.
Console lead designer Mark Cerny said: The Verge The drive must be thin enough to fit inside the console (and therefore lack a thick heatsink) and must be compatible with Sony’s I / O controllers.
Sony needs to do compatibility testing and release a list of working SSDs. For now, even drive makers don’t seem to know which one is okay, but if they find one, they’re hoping to make some fuss about it.
Therefore, depending on the number of next-generation games you purchase, you may need to juggle. However, bringing in PS4 games is not a problem. This is because PS4 games work fine on external drives (even HDDs are designed with spinning discs in mind). Using external storage for previous generation games will be effective from day one.
The video below shows how to transfer games and data from PS4.
Microsoft has taken a different approach to expand the storage on the Xbox Series S and X. The SSDs are 512GB and 1TB, respectively, of which 364GB and 802GB can be used for gaming. If you need more, Seagate is the exclusive partner to create your own storage expansion card. The 1 TB version is currently available for $ 220, with a 2 TB card along the way.
PlayStation 5 will be available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea on November 12th. In other areas, you have to wait until the 19th.