PS5 Won’t Support Expandable SSD Storage At Launch
With the newly gleaned knowledge that the PS5’s usable storage space is actually in the 600GB range, expandable SSD storage is more important than ever for folks that don’t want to be forced to routinely uninstall and reinstall once they’ve hit their storage limit of, say, 4-5 large games. Rather unfortunately, then, is the recent reveal that said expandable SSD storage won’t be supported by the PS5 when the console launches next week.
The news comes by way of the folks over at The Verge, which reported on a recent statement provided by a Sony spokesperson. Said spokesperson said that the PS5’s expandable SSD storage will be “reserved for a future update,” though they failed to provide a window as to when to expect said update. For those unaware, the PS5 comes with a dedicated internal slot that can fit a stick-shaped M.2 SSD, though the ability for such a thing to properly, y’know, work, will be disabled.
Not being able to increase the PS5’s storage via SSD does have a bit of a silver lining to it. Sony’s Mark Cerny previously warned against preemptively purchasing stick-shaped M.2 SSDs ahead of confirmation from Sony on which SSDs will be supported and optimized for the PS5, so this will give the company time to do just that, potentially during the Holiday 2020 season. In the meantime, at least the PS5 will support USB external storage options at launch.
The PS5 is slated to release on November 12, 220.
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