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Sony announces the arrival of M.2 SSD support on PlayStation 5



Sony announces the arrival of M.2 SSD support on PlayStation 5


Lately Sony announced the arrival, come on PS5of the support to SSD M.2. Support will be available with the next system update for beta users. The first beta of PS5 is available to select users in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany and France. The beta includes some new ones UX improvements And customizations but the biggest addition is support for M.2 SSD expansion.

PS5: M.2 SSD support coming soon

Sony notes that users will need a SSD M.2 that is PCIe Gen4 and has a reading speed of 5,500MB / s or faster. This means a variety of Gen4 drives will be supported – including Samsung’s 980 Pro, Western Digital’s SN850s, and many other modern M.2 SSDs.

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Users may also need to consider i cooling requirements to use an M.2 SSD in a PS5, though. “Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink,” explains Sony. “You can attach one to your M.2 SSD yourself, either in a single-sided format or in a double-sided format.”

While Sony notes that read speeds on Gen4 drives of 5,500MB / s or faster are recommended, “they cannot guarantee that all M.2 SSD devices that meet the specifications described will work with your console.” Play the games from this expandable memory it may not have “exactly the same performance” provided by the PS5’s internal drive, albeit the read speed exceeds 5,500MB / s.

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Aside from M.2 SSD support, this latest PS5 software beta also includes the 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers.

Sony is also improving other areas of its PS5 software. The interface of the Control Center will now include more customization options to rearrange or choose controls. Plus PS5 users will be able to view And to write messages to friends and parties from the Game Base in the Control Center.

Also there Friends tab in Game Base has been updated with better management options and the ability to see how many friends are online. Sony is also addressing some of the confusing aspects of the PS4 or PS5 versions of the games. The different versions now they will appear separately on the home screen and in the game library. On top of that the title of each game will now include whether it is PS4 or PS5.

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This new PS5 beta will also include a trophy tracker which allows players to quickly access up to five trophies per game through the Control Center. To top it off Sony is also adding options to choose between 720p And 1080p for its PlayStation Now service.