LET’S PREPARE AN EXTERNAL SSD FOR PS5!
What are the necessary conditions of use?
A new game console “PlayStation 5 (PS5)” was released on November 12, 2020. The specifications have been greatly improved compared to PS4, such as 16GB memory and 8K output. In addition, the regular model equip an UHDBD (UltraHD Blu-ray) compatible optical disk drive (Digital Edition does not equip it). Although PS5 is already high-spec, it is recommended to prepare an external SSD for it if you want to enjoy games more comfortably. In this content, we explain why you need an external SSD to play PS5 comfortably, requirements of SSDs that can be used, and recommended external SSD products.
1. Why do you need an external SSD for PS5?
1-1. Capacity shortage can be solved
1-2. PS4 games can be saved to an external SSD
1-3. Loading time can be shortened comparing to playing on PS4
2. Specifications of external SSDs that can be used with PS5
3. External SSDs used in PS4 and PS4 Pro can be used as well
4. Our recommended external SSDs for PS5
4-1. M.2 internal SSD replacement kit, 1024GB, NVMe compatible
4-2. External SSD, Portable, 960GB, USB3.1 Gen2, Type-C
4-3. External SSD, Portable, 960GB, USB3.1 Gen1
4-4. High durability external SSD, Portable, 960GB, USB3.1 Gen1
Conclusion. Let’s prepare an external SSD for PS5s
Recently, the capacity of game software is getting large. Therefore, when the number of your games increase, or you download game contents, the built-in storage may run out of space. In that case, it is necessary to replace the internal storage or use an external one. Especially when replacing the storage used for games, it is recommended to choose an SSD than an HDD. Following sections introduce you the advantages of using an SSD as a storage for games, important points when choosing an SSD, and how to use an SSD on a home video game.