Will an 8TB SSD work in a PlayStation 5? Sabrent Answers

Sony's PS5 officially supports 4TB SSD upgrades, but what about 8TB?

Will an 8TB SSD work in a PlayStation 5? Sabrent Answers

Is Sony's PlayStation 5 compatible with 8TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs?

PlayStation 5 users can upgrade their consoles with PC-grade SSDs to upgrade the system's storage capacities, provided that these SSDs meet a set of hardware requirements. These requirements include PCIe 4x4 support, sequential read speeds of over 5,500 MB/s, and certain SSD size requirements. Drives should also be used with a compatible SSD heatsink.

Outside of these requirements, Sony has recommended that their users install SSDs that are 250GB to 4TB in size, but now that 8TB NVMe SSDs are available, many have wondered if 8TB NVMe SSDs would work on PlayStation 5. Thankfully, Sabrent has tested this use case and has an answer for us.

Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD is one of the only SSDs available that meet's Sony's performance requirements for PlayStation 5 compatibility, and Sabrent has designed a custom PlayStation 5 SSD heatsink for their users. That said, after testing their 8TB SSD on a PlayStation 5, they found that the system did not support it.

Sabrent's 1TB, 2TB and 4TB SSDs from their Rocket 4 Plus series all work with Sony's PlayStation 5, but their 8TB model is simply too large to support the system. If an 8TB SSD is installed within a PS5, the system will request users to shut down their systems and install a compatible SSD. Right now, 8TB SSDs do not work on PlayStation 5, as the video below highlights. 

Will Sony patch in 8TB SSD support?

Sadly, Sony's PlayStation 5 console lacks support for 8TB SSDs, even if they meet all of Sony's other SSD requirements. Thankfully, this issue appears to be something that Sony can address with software. A future PS5 firmware update could enable 8TB SSD support, as there is little reason why Sony shouldn't be able to support larger SSDs when they already support the PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe interface. 

When Sony enabled SSD support on their PlayStation 5 console, there was no SSD on the market that met Sony's performance requirements while also offering gamers more than 4TB of storage. That isn't the case today, and Sony needs to address this. As we move further into this console generation, more and more gamers will see their PS5 libraries expand into the multi Terabyte size range, and that will make a lot of gamers interested in 8TB SSD support. Sabrent has stated that PS5 SSD support for their 8TB drives has been a common question for them, suggesting that there is demand for this level of support, despite the high pricing of 8TB NVMe SSDs.   

Sabrent's PS5 Compatible SSDs and heatsinks (Affiliate Links)

- Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD - 1TB, 2TB and 4TB models available

- Sabrent M.2 NVMe Heatsink for PlayStation 5

- Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD with PS5 Heatsink Bundle - 1TB, 2TB and 4TB models available

You can join the discussion on Sabrent's 8TB Rocket 4 Plus SSD being incompatible with Sony's PlayStation 5 on the OC3D Forums.

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