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PS5 Firmware Beta 2.0 Tested: M.2 SSD Storage Upgrade vs. PS5 Internal Drive Loading Time Tests!

Creator: Digital Foundry    Category: Gaming    Added: 09 Aug 2021

At last, we can finally break through the 667GB limit of PS5's stock internal drive - thanks to a new system firmware beta 2.0-04.00.00 that unlocks the console's M.2 expansion bay. Equipped with a Samsung 980 Pro M.2 SSD, we investigate how such an expansion runs native PS5 apps like Ratchet and Clank - and how it fares across loading and transfer tests too.

Samsung 980 Pro SSD used in our testing
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WD SN850 SSD (available with heatsink)
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See all of our tests and results here: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2021-ps5-firmware-2-0-tested-m-2-nvme-storage-tested-can-it-match-the-stock-drive

See more of our recommended PS5 SSDs and heatsinks here:
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-best-ssds-for-ps5

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