The first software beta update for the Playstation 5 gaming console will have support for M.2 SSDs. Select PS5 owners in France, Germany, UK, Japan, Canada and the US will gain the update, which comes with new customizations and enhancements along with the aforementioned feature.
To maximize the M.2 SSD update you’ll need a storage device with M.2 technology, has a read speed of at least 5,500 mb/s and is PCIe Gen4. A few recommendations include the WD SN850 series, the Samsung 980 Pro and similar M.2 SSDs in the market.
Sony explains that when doing this you will need sufficient cooling to keep the temperature down. Heat dissipation and cooling structures such as heatsinks are a must, and from there users can choose between single- or double-sided format.
Sony further says that running games on the M.2 SSD may not be equal to the PS5’s internal drive even if it’s rated higher than 5,500 mb/s in read speed aspects.