Unlike Microsoft, Sony isn’t making its own official drives in a unique form factor; instead, standard PC NVMe SSD drives from a wide range of manufacturers will work – as long as the drive is fast enough and physically fits inside the PS5.
Does NVMe SSD work on PS5?
Yes, you will be able to use an existing USB External Drive for PS5, however, you won’t be able to directly play PS5 games from it. Instead, you’ll be able to store game data there but will need to move it back onto the main drive or a compatible PCIe 4.0 M. 2 NVMe SSD drive to play it.
Which is the fastest SSD?
The theoretical peak sequential read speed for PCI Express 3.0 x4 drives is much faster—3,940MBps, although the fastest one we’ve tested in-house at this writing is the Samsung SSD 870 EVO, which topped out at 3,372MBps read speed in the Crystal DiskMark 6 benchmark.
How much faster is PS5 SSD?
PS5’s SSD will be capable of reading up to 5.5GB a second of raw data, which is an astronomical difference when compared to PS4, and it’s even faster than Xbox Series X. You can find out more about that through here: PS5 vs Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S: Full Tech Specs Comparison.
Can you play PS5 games from external SSD?
Unfortunately, unlike PS4 titles, Sony won’t allow players to actually play those PS5 games from an external drive. “Because PS5 games are designed to take advantage of the console’s ultra high-speed SSD,” the company explains, you’ll still have to copy them back over to the console’s main SSD before you can play them.