Blues, reds, blacks, greens (and not ripe), SSDs bloom like daisies in spring. Gen 3, Gen 4, NVMe, SATA, when you don’t really know it, it can quickly scare these little animals.
After hard drives (HDDs) and SATA SSDs, NVMe SSDs are roughly the third evolution in storage space for modern computers. Smaller and above all much faster, it is the best current solution to equip or update a PC and it is above all the only solution to extend the storage space of your PlayStation 5.
While Gen 3 SSDs continue to sell like hotcakes on PCs, the price of Gen 4s is slowly, but steadily, falling, making them affordable and particularly attractive.
As Christmas is fast approaching, Amazon is still offering the FireCuda 520 from Seagate for just € 124.99. Please note, to make the most of the performance of this SSD, consider ordering and installing a heatsink like the one we are linking to you.
While it is not the fastest Gen 4 SSD on the market (the FireCuda 530 reaches 7300 MB / s in writing for example) it nevertheless has all the features necessary to expand the storage capacity of the PS5 or to to run a PC at an indecent speed. While most 1TB Gen 4 models are trading around 170 to 200 euros, being able to finally get your hands on a model like this for less than 125 euros is really nice.
The Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe SSD at a glance:
Usually priced at around € 235, the Seagate FireCuda 520 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD is currently trading at just € 124.99 at Amazon. Note that the FireCuda 530 1 TB model offering read speeds of 7300 MB / s is also available at € 166.99.
How to increase the storage space of the PS5?
There are two ways to increase the storage of your PS5, via an external hard drive (HDD) or via an SSD to insert into your console. However, it is only with an internal SSD that you will be able to launch the games.
How to install an internal SSD on the PS5?
To do this, you need a size 1 Phillips screwdriver. After making sure that the console is unplugged, lay it down and position it in front of you. Remove the cover and then unscrew the cover from the SSD expansion slot. Remove the screws, plug in the SSD and screw it in. All you have to do is close the cover of the space dedicated to the SSD and replace the outer cover. Plug the console back in and follow the instructions in the PS5 format utility so that you can use your new SSD.
Which internal SSDs are compatible with the PS5?
Currently, due to very strict rules for integrating an SSD, only a few PCIe 4.0 models may be suitable. With a heat sink, we will retain the SSD WD_Black SN850, and then, in the category without heat sink, you can count on the Sabrent 2Tb Rocket 4 Plus, the Samsung 980 Pro or the Crucial P5 Plus.