You won’t be able to do anything to add to the SSD’s storage capacity at launch, but Sony says it’s only a temporary issue.
Back in March, Sony’s Mark Cerny boasted that the PlayStation 5’s SSD would be lightning fast, capable of loading games in only a second.
Though impressive, Sony has admitted that PlayStation 5 owners won’t be able to expand the internal storage space, meaning you’ll have to make do with the standard 825GB to hold all your game data.
In a statement to The Verge, Sony explained that the SSD slot will be disabled from launch, so you can’t insert a new SSD into the console even if you wanted to.
This is likely because most SSDs simply aren’t compatible with the PlayStation 5, either being unable to fit into the slot or not being fast enough to keep up with the console.
It has been rumoured as well that owners won’t even be able to use the whole 825 GB and that 664 GB is what’s actually available.
Given the size requirements of some of the PlayStation 5’s games (e.g. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War requires 133 GB), storage space may fill up rather quickly.
Fortunately, this won’t be a permanent problem, as Sony insists that the ability to expand storage space will be available in a future update and intends to perform compatibility testing.
Also, the PlayStation 5 does support USB external storage, which is recommended for adding PlayStation 4 games since they don’t require the PlayStation 5’s ultra-fast SSD.
The PlayStation 5 will launch on November 19.
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