Top 10 SSD for PS5

Ever since the announcement that the PlayStation 5 will now include an internal NVMe SSD slot, many have wondered a lot about which drive will be perfect for expanding your PS5 game inventory. Sony subsequently elaborated the specifications for filling that internal SSD slot, so let’s get started!

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PS5 SSD Recommended Specifications

CAPACITY
  • 250GB / 500GB
  • 1TB / 2TB / 4TB
INTERFACE
  • PCIe Gen 4.0 (x4) M.2 NVMe SSD
SEQUENTIAL READS
  • at least 5,500MB/s
HEATSINK
  • Built-in
  • Added
FORM FACTOR
  • 2230
  • 2242
  • 2260
  • 2280
  • 22110
MAXIMUM SIZE (incl. Heatsink)
  • 4.33 x 0.984 x 0.442 inches
  • 110 x 25 x 11.25 mm
MAXIMUM HEIGHT
(below SSD)
  • 0.096 inches
  • 2.45 mm
HEATSINK MAXIMUM HEIGHT
(above SSD)
  • 0.314 inches
  • 8.00 mm

Top 10 SSDs for PS5 in August 2021

Something to keep in mind: given the exciting latest added feature to the PS5, Sony has not yet announced the SSDs that have earned its seal of approval, so these aren’t assured to be your top picks for internal PS5 SSDs. However, for the time being, here are some drives that match Sony’s criteria:

WD Black SN850
  • 500GB / 1TB / 2TB
  • Heatsink Available
  • PCIe Gen5 x4
  • Read: up to 7000MB/s
  • Write: up to 4100MB/s
Seagate FireCuda 530
  • 500GB / 1TB / 2TB / 4TB
  • Heatsink Available
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7300MB/s
  • Write: up to 6900MB/s
Patriot Viper VP4300
  • 1TB / 2TB
  • Heatsink Available
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7400MB/s
  • Write: up to 6800MB/s
Samsung 980 Pro
  • 250GB / 500GB / 1TB / 2TB
  • Additional Heatsink
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7000MB/s
  • Write: up to 5100MB/s
Gigabyte Aorus NVMe 7000s Gen4
  • 1TB / 2TB
  • Heatsink Available
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7000MB/s
  • Write: up to 6850MB/s
Inland Performance Plus
  • 1TB / 2TB
  • Heatsink Modification
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7000MB/s
  • Write: up to 5500MB/s
Corsair Force MP600 Pro
  • 1TB / 2TB
  • Heatsink Modification
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7000MB/s
  • Write: up to 6,550MB/s
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus
  • 1TB / 2TB / 4TB
  • Additional Heatsink
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7100MB/s
  • Write: up to 6,600MB/s
MSI Spatium M480
  • 500GB / 1TB / 2TB
  • Additional Heatsink
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7000MB/s
  • Write: up to 6,800MB/s
Adata XPG S70 Gammix
  • 1TB / 2TB
  • Heatsink Modification
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • Read: up to 7400MB/s
  • Write: up to 6,400MB/s
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