Which SSDs will be compatible with PS5?

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Which SSDs are compatible with PS5? Sony has confirmed that it will allow you to upgrade your included PlayStation 5 825 GB capacity (See also: PS5 SSD: How much storage space does it have?) By purchasing compatible NVMe SSDs. However, due to the nature of the PS5, you will need to use a Sony-compatible specifically whitelisted SSD drive.

Fortunately, as part of our Guide PS5, we will list all PS5 compatible SSDs as soon as they are announced. We'll update this page as more options become available, but in the meantime, click for further reading: PS5 SSD: Why It's Better Than HDD.



All announced PS5 compatible SSDs

As of this writing, Sony has yet to announce any PS5 compatible SSDs. The platform holder may partner with an SSD manufacturer such as Western Digital or Seagate to offer officially licensed options at launch.

We'll be sure to update as soon as we know more.

What about standard USB external drives for PS5?

You will be able to use an existing USB external drive for PS5, but you will not be able to directly play PS5 games from it. Instead, you'll be able to store game data there, but you'll need to move it back to the main drive or a compatible NVMe SSD to play it. You'll be able to play backward compatible PS4 games from these devices though, so if you're planning on bringing your existing PS4 external drive for use on a PS5, it's not entirely pointless.



Will you buy a PS5 compatible SSD for your PS5? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to refer to our Guide PS5 for more information.

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