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Hardware manufacturer Gigabyte has confirmed via Twitter it has a PlayStation 5 ready SSD. The Aorus Gen 4 7000 series SSD meets the requirements to be compatible with Sony’s next-generation console.
The 1 TB Aorus Gen 4 7000 series SSD is priced at $209.99, while the 2 TB SSD is priced at $409.99. You can purchase the SSD on Newegg, which includes a $10 discount.
Western Digital last week announced its premium “WD_BLACK SN850 with Heatsink” SSD will work with the PlayStation 5. PS5 architect Mark Cerny said he has opted to purchase a WD_BLACK SN850 with Heatsink for his PS5.
The Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 with Heatsink SSD is priced at $139.99 / £140.99 for 500GB, $249.99 / £218.99 for 1TB and $429.99 / £452.99 for 2TB.
Seagate has also said its FireCuda 530 SSD with a heatsink is compatible with the PS5. It is priced at $169.99 for 500GB, $274.99 for 1TB, $569.99 for 2TB and $1,049.99 for 4TB.
Sony Interactive Entertainment last week began to roll out PlayStation 5 system software beta version 2.0-04.00.00 to users who are in the PlayStation 5 system software beta program.
The PS5 system software beta update adds support to expand the console’s storage with an M.2 SSD. You will need an M.2 SSD that’s PCIe Gen 4 and has read speeds of 5,500MB/s or faster and a of 250 GB minimum and no larger than 4 TB.
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