For the longest time, PlayStation 5 owners have been asking when they would be able to expand their internal system memory to store games. Well, the good news is not much longer. But the bad news? Your wallet will pay the price.
Seagate has confirmed that its FireCuda 530 Internal SSD expansion will work with the PlayStation 5 slot, thanks to a new update that just went live today. The M.2 SSD has met “all of the PS5 requirements” to work properly, and offers a much bigger amount of space outside of the system’s core 1TB drive.
“With the PS5 design, the SSD card slot is very narrow, so there’s not much room for the SSD to mount. However, with the FireCuda 530 – even with the heatsink on the top – the slim design allows for it to fit. Of course, the FireCuda 530 without the heatsink is slimmer, so both of them will fit into the PS5,” the company noted.
Ah, but then comes the catch. To get one of these, you’ll need to fork over a good amount of cash. Depending how much memory you need, it can get right up there in price. The breakdown is as follows:
That’s right, to grow the memory of the PS5 to four times its size, you’ll need to pay just under a thousand bucks. Keep that wallet handy.
The drives will be available for purchase starting in August.
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