Aren’t sure which SSD you ought to be putting in your brand new PS5? This quick guide will show you which drives are the best SSD’s for your PS5.
For almost the whole first year of the PS5’s existence, the expansion slot which allows each PS5 owner to slot in a M.2 SSD for added memory, was in fact turned off.
It wasn’t until last September, when a software update was released that finally allowed us to use the slot.
Now that we have free reign, and it has been some time since the feature was turned on, there are a few options on the market to consider.
It should be noted that once you’ve found an SSD you do like, try waiting for a sale. It’s not unheard of for them to already be discounted a fair bit, so it’s worth just keeping an eye on it before pulling the trigger.
Best PS5 SSD 2023
- Crucial P5 Plus
- Data XPG S70 Blade
- AddLink Addgame A95
- Aorus 7000S
- Kingston Fury Renegade
- Inland Performance Plus
- MSI Spatium M480
- Patriot Viper VP4300
- WD_Black SN850
- Samsung 980 Pro With Heatsink
- Seagate FireCuda 530
- Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB
- Corsair MP600 Pro LPX
Crucial P5 Plus
This drive is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a great cheap option, but are still in need of something to expand your storage.
It may not be the fastest drive on the market, but not only does it start at a much more agreeable $179.99 USD, it frequently goes on sale at the likes of Newegg and Amazon.
The Crucial P5 Plus SSD has read speeds of 6,600MB/s making it 1,100MB/s faster than your PS5 console. Regarding its write speeds, those come in at 5,000MB/s, meaning that you won’t be punished in this case for going with the cheaper option.
There is no heatsink that comes with this SSD however, so you’ll need to secure your own.
Adata XPG S70 Blade
Got a PS5 and need more capacity? The GAMMIX S70 BLADE is your answer. Plug one into your PS5 and enjoy better, smoother performance over the built-in storage.
AddLink Addgame A95
AddGame Gen4x4 SSD A95 are ready for Sony PlayStation 5. The A series features PCIe 4.0 NVMe1.4 interface and covered with premium heatsink that uses not only high-grade aluminum, but also shark-fin design and heat-conducting gel pad also helps bringing the cooling feature to the next level.
PS5 Compatible.Seq. Read Speed : up to 7000 MB/s.Seq. Write speed : up to 5500 MB/s.Wear Leveling, Over-Provision technologies.TRIM & S.M.A.R.T supported.AES-256 Encryption Supported
Kingston Fury Renegade
Kingston FURY Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD provides cutting-edge performance in high capacities for gaming and hardware enthusiasts seeking extreme performance for PC builds and upgrades.
By leveraging the latest Gen 4×4 NVMe controller and 3D TLC NAND, Kingston FURY Renegade SSD offers blazing speeds up to 7,300/7,000MB/s¹ read/write and up to 1,000,000 IOPS¹ for amazing consistency and exceptional gaming experience. From game and application loading times to streaming and capturing, give your system a boost in overall responsiveness.
Inland Performance Plus
A solidly-priced SSD, the Inland Performance Plus features top sequential read/write speed up to 700MB/s and 6850MB/s, respectively, offering a great performance allowing you to play more and wait less. Plus, you don’t have to worry about overheating and noise, which means your drive can perform solidly for years to come.
MSI Spatium M480
The Spatium has been designed for high-performance storage requirements, featuring up to 7000 MB/s read and 5500 MB/s write speeds. This allows for ultra-fast data transfers and reduced load times, ensuring you’ll get the job done fast and efficiently. It’s also one of the most reliable SSDs on the market, with built-in security and error-correction functionality.
Patriot Viper VP4300
Evolutionarily built with a cutting-edge PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe controller, the Viper VP4300 gaming solid state drive is pushing expectations with incredibly high-speed Read and Write transfers, perfect for all gamers and tech enthusiasts.
Moving from the cheapest option to a much more expensive option, though arguably the best one overall is the WD_Black SN850.
This is arguably the best SSD to pick up for your PS5, coming in with read speeds of 7,000MB/s and write speeds at 5,300MB/s.
There’s also a heatsink that comes with this drive, so you’ve no need to worry about getting one yourself.
The price of course does reflect the added quality, though you really can’t go wrong with this drive.
And for what its worth, this is Mark Cerny’s choice in drive for his console.
Samsung 980 Pro With Heatsink
The Samsung 980 Pro has the benefit of boasting that it was one of the very first drive’s we learned about that would be compatible with the PS5.
Read speeds come in at 7,000MB/s, while write speeds come in at 5,000MB/s. So in that regard, there’s no concern as to whether or not it’ll keep up with your console.
It should be specified that it is best to get the model with the heatsink, since it’ll be attached for you and ready to go on arrival.
If not for Western Digital’s faster write speeds, you’d be hard pressed to say which between the two is better. In fact, unless you’re set on one it is probably best to grab whichever goes on sale first.
Seagate FireCuda 530
If you’re the kind of person who only cares for the best performance, than the Seagate Firecuda 530 has to be your choice by default.
Read speeds come in at a blazing 7,300MB/s while write speeds aren’t too far behind at 6,900MB/s.
This is by far the fastest drive on this list, so if that’s all you’re looking to get then you best start saving your pennies.
It also can come with a heatsink, which really is the only option you should consider for the drives that do have it.
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB
Now it should be pointed out that you can get the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus in storage sizes smaller than 4TB, but it is important to point it out because it’s the only drive so far the goes up to 4TB, while meeting the requirements.
So if you really want to never have to worry about space again, then this beast of a drive should be everything you’ll ever need.
Of course that won’t come without a hefty cost, so it will really be up for you to decide if you want to spend more on your expansion drive than you did your console.
Corsair MP600 Pro LPX
With a compact M.2 2280 form-factor, the MP600 PRO LPX easily fits directly into your console and exceeds all PS5 M.2 performance requirements for a quick and easy storage upgrade