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Sony unlocks the PlayStation 5’s extra storage slot with beta update

by Victor Ng
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Whether or not you own a PlayStation 5 (lucky you), or are planning to get one when there’s actually enough of it to go around – you’ll be glad to know that the storage expansion feature on the console will soon be available to use. 

The feature was touted prior to its launch as a way for owners to increase their storage by way of a high-speed SSD; the caveat was that this feature was locked upon release, leaving users with 678GB of the 825GB of console’s internal storage. 

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That’s all about to change as Sony starts rolling out beta updates for selected users to be able to install an additional M.2 drive – and this means that if everything goes swimmingly, the officially update will roll out to the masses soon.  

Sony has even published a guide on how users can go about installing their own SSDs. It’s not all peachy however, because in order to work, PlayStation 5 will require a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD that has a sequential read speed of 5,500MB/s.  

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On top of that, Sony says that you’ll also need to provide adequate cooling for your SSD because of hard it’ll be working round the clock to run your games; you can achieve this by getting an SSD that comes with a heatsink, or add one by yourself.  

If the beta testing goes without a hitch, then we can likely expect the proper update to roll out very soon. Visit PlayStation’s website here to read up on the guide. 

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