Sony's new PS5 software beta allows SSD installation
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Sony's new PS5 software beta allows SSD installation

Gaming Hardware
Speaker 1: You can upgrade the storage inside your PlayStation five right now, but you should know about some of the details. First, let's take a look Speaker 1: Back in June. Sony announced the first PS five system software beta program. That's now live with a nice list of a updates, including trophy tracking, 3d audio for TV speakers, and some changes to the PlayStation library and game base. There is one feature in particular, that's [00:00:30] creating some buzz online though that second M two storage slot is now officially software unlocked and able to be used. So if you've got a place to, you have access to the beta and you've been dying to upgrade your storage, congratulations, your time has finally arrived. Let's look at the recommended drive requirements because they are specific. So you're gonna need a gen four M two and Vme SSD with a capacity between 250 [00:01:00] gigabytes. And for terabytes now Sony recommends a read speed of 5,500 megabytes per second, or faster on the support page. Sony also mentions this whole situation is B Y O H S. Speaker 1: Bring your own heat sink PlayStation five. Doesn't have a built-in cooling structure for this storage slot, which means your drive will need its stone heat sink, or you'll have to attach one yourself. If you buy a standalone M two. Now here's where the recommendations get [00:01:30] specific, like really specific, like take some notes specific. It is a tight fit in the PlayStation five. So a 22 millimeter width is the only with supported, not 25 millimeters, not 25. As for length, the PlayStation five supports 30, 42, 60, 80, and 110 millimeter lengths. If you're shopping around for M two drives, you are gonna wanna see a combination of those numbers. [00:02:00] So for example, an M two drive that's 22 millimeters wide and 42 millimeters long will have a type of 2, 2, 4, 2. So you're gonna want to see one of these number combinations. 2 2 3 0 2 2 4 2 2 2 6 0 2 2 8 0. And you guess that 2, 2, 1, 1 0 M two type drives, but that's not the only thing you're looking for. Remember, you need to dissipate heat too. So your heat sink can't exceed [00:02:30] 22 to 25 millimeters in width. And those come in one and two-sided versions a drive with a built in heat sink or a double-sided heat sink should be no taller than 11.2, five millimeters. And one with a one sided heat sink. Shouldn't be higher than 8.8 millimeters. Whew, it's a lot of specifications, but you don't wanna mess it up, right? Maybe you're thinking the same thing I am, which is I will literally trust companies Speaker 2: That have [00:03:00] drives that say PS five, ready or whatever on them. I'm lazy. Well, Sony has a lot to say about that too, including please note that because this is a beta features and specifications. Describe herein may change prior to the official system software release and S I E cannot guarantee that all M two SSD drives meeting the describes specifications will work with your console and assumes no responsibility for the selection performance [00:03:30] or use of third party products. Yes, they are absolutely covering themselves legally with those is, but it is still kind of stressful. Gotta be honest. Seagate claims to have one of the first certified drives for the PS five, the fire Kuda five 30, but that's self certified by Seagate, not by Sony and it's pricey. The 500 gig model without a heat sink costs about 200 bucks. And it goes all the way up to four terabyte [00:04:00] version with a heat sink for $1,500, which is three PlayStation, five disc editions. Speaker 2: But I guess it's also one extra terabyte. If you add everything up. So go off, I guess, Seagate, I'm guessing as we get closer to the official system, software release, Sony will drop a list of what it deems a compatible drives, similar to how they listed compatible wireless headsets. When they launched the PS five last year, personally, I think I might wait to expand my PS [00:04:30] five storage until the official patch hits PS five S are still hard to get, and I'd feel really lame. If I wasted a bunch of money on a drive that ended up being a bust. We've got more information about PS five, as well as in stock information right here on cnet.com till next time be good humans.

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