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Thanks to the system update, it will soon be possible to expand PS5 memory - installation will be that cumbersome


Soon all PS5 users will be able to use the internal memory expansion. But installing the SSD is not that easy.

Soon all PS5 users will be able to use the internal memory expansion.

But installing the SSD is not that easy.

The relatively small storage space is probably the biggest weak point of the PlayStation 5 *.

The console has a total of 825 gigabytes, of which only around 667 gigabytes are available to users for games and apps.

As soon as larger titles such as "The Last of Us 2" (78 GB) or "Red Dead Redemption 2" (99 GB) are installed, the storage space on the PS5 is already very tight.

Fortunately, storage expansion will soon be possible.

With the next system software update, PS5 users will finally be able to use internal SSDs.

However, the installation turns out to be a bit cumbersome.

Expand PS5 storage: This is how internal SSDs are installed

Tom Warren from technology magazine

The Verge

has demonstrated in a short Twitter-Video,

such as the SSD


installation works for the PS5


In the clip, he also shows in comparison how much easier it is to expand the memory of the Xbox Series X *.

While Microsoft's console does not require any tools, PS5 owners need a screwdriver and also have to

open the case

to install the SSD.

Here you can see the video:

this is how you upgrade the storage on a PS5 and an Xbox Series X 😅👷‍♂️

- Tom Warren (@tomwarren) July 29, 2021

Also read

: PS5: New feature solves major memory problem.

PS5 memory expansion: which SSDs are compatible?

The memory upgrade is currently only available to beta users of the PS5 system software.

The function should soon be available to all users.

It should be noted, however, that not all SSDs are compatible with the PS5.

Sony explains on the official PlayStation website that it must be

an M.2 SSD


meets the following requirements


  • Interface

    : PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD

  • Capacity


    250 GB to 4 TB

  • Cooling structure

    : Effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, for example a heat sink, is required.

    Either with an integrated cooling structure or a heat sink that you can attach yourself.

  • Sequential read speed

    : 5500 MB / s or faster recommended

  • Module width

    : 22 mm (width of 25 mm is not supported)

  • Form factor

    : M.2 types 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110. Can be found in the sales details for M.2 SSD devices.

    The first two digits refer to the width, the rest to the length.

  • Connector type

    : Connector 3 (key M) 

  • Overall size including cooling structure:

    Less than 110mm (L) x 25mm (W) x 11.25mm (H)

For those who are not familiar with SSDs, this information is probably confusing.

It is easier if the manufacturer has confirmed that the

memory expansion is compatible with the PS5


This is the case with the Seagate FireCuda 530 (promotional link).

Also interesting

: Can't buy a PS5 yet?

How to get information about console supplies.

PS5 storage expansion: the advantage of an internal SSD

The storage space of the PS5 can also be expanded using an

external hard drive


However, the console cannot play PS5 games through the external storage.

The game files can therefore only be "temporarily stored"; for playing they have to be transferred back to the internal memory.

However, PS4 titles can also be played via external hard drives


(Ök) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Also read

: PS5 data transfer from PS4 - there are three options.

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