Seagate releases a licensed Game Drive M.2 NVMe SSD upgrade for PS5
PlayStation users now have an officially licensed SSD upgrade option from Seagate
Seagate has partnered with Sony to launch an officially licensed PlayStation 5 SSD upgrade. This product allows PS5 users to upgrade their systems with additional storage without needing to dive into specifications lists, or compatibility guides. This SSD has Sony’s official thumbs up, allowing PS5 users to upgrade with ease.
Seagate’s new Game Drive M.2 SSD for PlayStation 5 is available in 1TB and 2TB forms and ship with PlayStation 5 compatible heatsinks pre-fitted. These SSDs are PCIe 4.0 drives that can deliver up to 7,300 MB/s speeds using TLC NAND with Phison’s popular E18 controller.
Sadly, Seagate has not released higher capacity versions of their licensed PS5 5 SSD. Currently, Sony’s PlayStation 5 console supports SSD storage capacities of up to 8TB. With this in mind, it is a shame that Seagate haven’t released 4TB or 8TB Game Drive PS5 SSDs.
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M.2 SSD support, a key advantage PS5 has over Xbox
When Microsoft launched their Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the company decided to create proprietary SSD expansion cards for their consoles. In contrast, Sony used same M.2 SSD standard as PCs. This has allowed a wider range of SSDs to be compatible with their new console.
Today, Xbox Series X/S compatible storage upgrades remains expensive. For PS5 users, an M.2 SSD upgrade is now an incredibly affordable upgrade for gamers. Right now, PlayStation 5 users can purchase a 2TB SSD upgrade for less than an Xbox Series X/S 1TB expansion card.
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